Contributors
ChiroACCESS Contributing Authors

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Dr. Patrick Bodnar
Dr. Patrick Bodnar is a chiropractor and educator with a special interest in advanced functional assessment protocols, innovative rehab techniques, and performance-related clinical exercise.  He has refined his clinical focus to care for patients with headaches, neck and back pain, balance and mobility deficiencies, sports specific injuries, and certain neurological deficits as well as those interested in proactive care such as athletic performance, biomechanical support for pregnancy, functional fitness, and general well-being.

In 2005, he was invited to join Parker College of Chiropractic and today, as an associate professor, he lectures on a variety of topics including business methods, patient communication systems, functional assessment and treatment protocols, and advanced patient rehab.  He has also presented seminar-based and continuing education material throughout the United States and in Canada.

Dr. Bodnar has received many awards and honors from the Parker College student body, a commendation from the Council on Chiropractic Education Commission of Accreditation, and in 2009 he received a Chiropractor of the Year award from Parker Seminars / Parker College of Chiropractic.


Dwain M. Daniel, D.C.

Dr. Dwain Daniel graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1981 and opened his private practice in San Antonio, Texas in 1982. He was in solo practice until 2000 when he accepted the position of Associate Director of Research at Parker College of Chiropractic. In 2002 he was selected as the Chairperson for the Department of Diagnosis and Clinical Applications. In 2006 he returned to the Research Institute to become the Research-Faculty Liaison for the college. His primary mission is to develop reviews on evidence-based prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of commonly encountered conditions and to assist faculty research. This new and unique position is critical to the educational process in a rapidly changing information and evidence based health care environment. Dr. Daniel received his B.A. degree from Texas State University, is a past President of the Texas Chiropractic Association, District 10, and has earned a Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (CCST). He has had several papers published in the peer reviewed press and teaches informatics and evidence-based practice to chiropractors throughout the United States.


Marion Willard Evans, Jr., DC, PhD, MCHES, CWP
Dr. Will Evans graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1986 and also received a PhD in health promotion from The University of Alabama and UAB with concentration in epidemiology. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist, a Certified Wellness Practitioner with the National Wellness Institute, and a Fellow of the Kansas Public Health Leadership Academy. Will has over 20 years of practice experience and is Director of Research at Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, Texas. His interests include modification of intern and physician behaviors related to patient health promotion, smoking cessation research, including smoking ordinance modification and infection control measures for chiropractic offices.

Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES
Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, is a 1976 graduate of National University of Health Sciences and practiced full-time for 12 years. In 1991, she earned a PhD in Preventive Medicine from the University of Iowa and also became a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). She is currently the Director of Clinical Research at Logan College of Chiropractic. She has been an author on over 80 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

In 2001 the Chiropractic Health Care Section of the American Public Health Association gave her its Distinguished Service Award, and in 2003, the American Chiropractic Association named her “Researcher of the Year.” Both these honors were awarded for her work in the area of public health, health promotion and prevention.

In 2003, she was appointed the chiropractic representative on the National Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions. Currently Dr. Hawk serves as the Scientific Commission Chair for the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters, as well as the Team Lead for non-musculoskeletal conditions, health promotion and special populations.

In 2005, she was named “Researcher of the Year” by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.

Jack Henry, DC, DACBR

Jack Henry DC, DACBR is a residency-trained radiologist with over 20 years experience interpreting diagnostic images for chiropractors and medical doctors across the country. Dr. Henry has lectured on topics of radiology for state and local chiropractic societies. At present, Dr. Henry makes his home in Massachusetts with his wife Lisa. Together, they have three adult children all of whom currently serve in the Armed Forces: Captain Claire Henry, USMC, 2005 graduate of the US Naval Academy, Lieutenant Sean Teresa Henry, 2008 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, and Cadet 4th Class Conor Henry, US Air Force Academy, Class of 2013.

Dr. Henry is Radiologist-in-Chief of Radiology Diagnostics, LLC. If you would like to contact Dr. Henry you can e-mail him at xray92@radiologydiagnostics.com.


Robert A. Leach, DC, MS, FICC, CHES
A 1978 Life College graduate serving on the postgraduate faculty of National University for Health Sciences, Leach wrote the first edition of his classic textbook, The Chiropractic Theories, in 1980. The work has been required reading at nearly every chiropractic college, was translated into Japanese in 1988, has sold over 23,000 copies, and is now in its fourth edition. His first research—on correction of cervical hypolordosis—was published in JMPT in 1983. Since then while maintaining a fulltime practice in Starkville, Mississippi, he has found the time to produce dozens of papers, presentations, and clinical investigations including case reports, retrospective analysis, quasi-experimental, clinical analog, interexaminer reliability, and a randomized experimental clinical study. In 2006 he earned a Master of Science in Health Education, is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and was named Health Educator of the Year by the Mississippi Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He is currently studying support among Mississippi chiropractors for Healthy People 2010 national healthcare objectives.


Daniel A. Martinez, MA, DC, Research Scientist

Dr. Daniel (Dan) Martinez finally decided to join the family business and graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in January 2007. He is the fourth brother in a family of eight to become chiropractors. An individual with many interests, he studied art and music at the University of Central Oklahoma and received his Bachelor of Art in 1980. After graduation he moved to Dallas, to pursue a career in commercial art. He studied massage therapy as a means of learning anatomy to improve his art skills. This study led him to pursue the study of anatomy in much greater detail. He was accepted into the Master's of Medical Illustration program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1994 and received his Master's in Biomedical Communications in 1997. Before entering his Master’s program, he worked as an osteological photographer for the Freedman’s cemetery archaeological project with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. While working on his thesis, he worked as a laboratory technician for the obstetric and gynecology department, also with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He began teaching anatomy and physiology for the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) in 1996 and has been teaching as an adjunct professor until 2008.

Dr. Martinez emphasis is in clinical research and has been published in the peer-reviewed press. He also is primary lecturer for the Parker College of Chiropractic Research Method class. Dr. Martinez is fluent in Spanish. His goals include helping to establish research protocols for Parker’s Latin American sister schools and clinics.



Harrison Ndetan, MSc, MPH, DrPH

Harrison Ndetan is a graduate from the University of Buea - Cameroon, West Africa; with B.Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in physics and computer science. He was introduced to applied statistics by the London-based ACCA program and had primary exposures to the imaging modalities for diagnostic medicine in the college of medical physics at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste – Italy. He obtained an MPH degree from and is currently a doctoral candidate in Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, University of North Texas, Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Fort Worth, Texas.


Stephen M. Perle, D.C., M.S., FICC

Stephen M. Perle, D.C., M.S., FICC, is a past and founding chairperson of the Faculty American Chiropractic Association of the American Chiropractic Association. He was honored in 2004 as ACA’s Academician of the Year and is currently a tenured Professor of Clinical Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Chiropractic and School of Engineering (respectively) of the University of Bridgeport. Prior to his appointment to the faculty of UB, Dr. Perle practiced sports chiropractic in New York City. He continues his sports chiropractic work as the Chiropractic Coordinator of the ING NYC Marathon.


Michael Ramcharan, DC, MPH, MUA-C

Dr. Michael Ramcharan was raised in Toronto, Canada where he conducted his undergraduate studies at Trent University in Canada and then went on to graduate from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia earning his Doctorate in Chiropractic. He has over 10 years of evidence-based clinical practice working at various multidisciplinary clinics including Truman Medical Center in Missouri.

Dr. Ramcharan joined Texas Chiropractic College in May 2011 and currently is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for Technique, Therapeutic and Principles as well as an Associate Professor in clinical sciences and research. He is certified in Manipulation under Anesthesia and extremity manipulation and has completed over 100 postgraduate education hours in each of the following areas: acupuncture, pain management, health promotion and clinical research, respectively.

Dr. Ramcharan earned a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Kansas-School of Medicine in 2012. His research interests include public health policy on infection control and behavior modification, cross-cultural competency relating to pain management and skin cancer research.

Dr. Ramcharan enjoys spending time with his wife Catherine and daughter Anjali Isabella. He loves to hang out at Starbucks on the weekend reading medical journals and drinking a chai latte. His all-time favorite show is ER and his favorite quote and most influential person is Mohandas K. Gandhi “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.


Anthony L. Rosner, Ph.D., LL.D.[Hon.], LLC
Anthony Rosner became Research Director of the International College of Applied Kinesiology in September 2009.  From 1992-2007, he had been a Director of Research and Education at the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research and Director of Research Initiatives at the Parker College of Chiropractic from 2007-2009.

After obtaining his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences at Harvard in 1972 and conducting postdoctoral research at the NIH in Bethesda and at the CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, in 1973 and 1974, he directed research and clinical chemistry laboratories at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and at an affiliate of the Mayo Clinic, then taught chemistry and served as Department Administrator in Chemistry at Brandeis University and managed research operations in neonatology at Children's Hospital in Boston until he joined FCER in 1992.  He chaired one of six charter committees at the inception of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 1992 and has served on the editorial board of three peer-reviewed journals, authoring papers reviewing manual medicine, critiquing recent publications of questionable research design, and exploring the role of homocysteine in provoking spontaneous vertebral artery dissection.

Dr. Ronald L. Rupert
Dr. Ron Rupert is Dean of Research at the Research Institute of Parker College of Chiropractic. He is a graduate and former Director of Research at Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City. He was the principle investigator in the first chiropractic RCT involving low back pain in Egypt. During 20 years of full time private practice, he developed the MANTIS Database, the chiropractic and alternative medicine literature database which has nearly 400,000 scientific articles. He was recognized by FCER as a “Partner in Research” in 2000. He has numerous publications. He serves on several professional committees including as Chair of the Wellness Committee of the American Chiropractic Association.

Ronald L. Rupert, DC, MS
Dr. Ron Rupert is Dean of Research at the Research Institute of Parker College of Chiropractic. He is a graduate and former Director of Research at Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City. He was the principle investigator in the first chiropractic RCT involving low back pain in Egypt. During 20 years of full time private practice, he developed the MANTIS Database, the chiropractic and alternative medicine literature database which has nearly 400,000 scientific articles. He was recognized by FCER as a “Partner in Research” in 2000. He has numerous publications. He serves on several professional committees including as Chair of the Wellness Committee of the American Chiropractic Association.