One of many University of Western States faculty research achievements
Dr. Mitch Haas, the associate vice president of research at University of Western States, recently had his 100th peer-reviewed journal article accepted for publication in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, an international and interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the advancement of conservative health care principles and practices. The study is titled “Can altering diaphragmatic breathing patterns have an effect on balance? A preliminary study. J Manipulative Physiol Therapy (accepted)”, by Rylee Stephens, Mitchell Haas, William Moore III, Jordan Emmil, Jayson Sipress and Alexander Williams. While the study was conducted, Dr. Rylee Stephens was a student in the UWS Sports Medicine master’s program.
Dedicated to research for the chiropractic field, Dr. Haas has been the principal investigator for a number of federally-funded randomized trials evaluating chiropractic care for low back pain and headaches. Additionally, he co-authored three research papers recently that were accepted for platform presentations at the American Chiropractic Association DC2017 conference in Washington, D.C. in March. The research papers include:
- “Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headache: short-term outcomes from a randomized controlled trial,” by Linda Hanson, Mitchell Haas, Gert Bronfort, Darcy Vavrek, Craig Schulz, Brent Leininger, Roni Evans, Leslie Takaki and Moni Neradilek.
- “Best practices for chiropractic care for older adults: a consensus update,” by Cheryl Hawk, Michael J. Schneider, Mitchell Haas, Paul Dougherty, Brian J. Gleberzon, Lisa Killinger, Paul Katz and John Weeks.
- “Building chiropractic research capacity for the chiropractic profession: an international survey,” by Claire Johnson, William Meeker, Gregory Cramer, Mitchell Haas, Robert Mootz and John Mrozek.
Dr. Haas is not the only esteemed faculty member to have a paper recently published. Dr. Stanley Ewald, the associate dean of clinical internship and a professor at UWS, recently had a research article published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, a journal that provides evidence-based information to chiropractors and health professionals. In December 2016, the research article, “The effect of obesity on treatment outcomes for low back pain” by Stanley C. Ewald, Eric L. Hurwitz and Anupama Kizhakkeveettil was featured.
Dr. Ewald serves as chair of the chiropractic section of the Oregon Public Health Association. His interests include refugee health and obesity management.