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Claire Johnson, MSEd, DC, DACBSP, FICC

Claire Johnson 2019

Professor, Editor of NUHS Journals

Dr. Claire Johnson is a professor and Editor in Chief of National University's three scientific, peer reviewed journals that are indexed in PubMed. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics is the flagship journal for the chiropractic profession, having published thousands of peer reviewed articles written by international and multidisciplinary scientists. She has developed the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine as a broad-scope specialty journal, which includes general practice, sports, pediatrics, diagnostic imaging, forensics and neurology, and the Journal of Chiropractic Humanities, which is the most cited philosophy journal of the profession.

In addition to her chiropractic doctorate degree, she completed a diplomate in sports chiropractic, received her master's degree in health professions education, and a PhD in public health epidemiology. Over her career, she has authored numerous scientific papers, guided hundreds of authors toward publication, and coached thousands in the scholarly art of peer review. She views her role as a mentor as one of her important contributions to the future of the profession. One of her greatest joys is witnessing change through the power of research and publication.

Her professional service includes her appointment as Chair of the Public Health Committee for the World Federation of Chiropractic. She also has given years of service to the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI). The GSCI is an international research group dedicated to reducing the global burden of spine-related disease and disability by bringing together leading health care scientists and specialists, government agencies, and other stakeholders to transform the delivery of spine care in underserved communities worldwide. The GSCI participants are amongst the foremost spine care practitioners and researchers around the world.

She has received recognition and awards including:

  • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians - 2018 Sports Chiropractor of the Year Award
  • Clinical Compass Person of the Year Award (2018)
  • American Chiropractic Association - Presidential Award
  • APHA CHC - Distinguished Service Award
  • National University of Health Sciences - Award for Distinguished Service
  • Fellowship of the International College of Chiropractic