National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) professor and editor-in-chief of National’s three scientific journals, Claire Johnson, DC, MSEd, PhD, DACBSP was recently recognized for her efforts in advancing sports chiropractic by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP). She was presented the Board’s most prestigious award, Sports Chiropractor of the Year, at the recent Sports Science Symposium in San Diego April 2018.
“I was astonished when I heard my name announced during the award luncheon. The ACBSP is the most progressive sports science organization in chiropractic. Over the years it has advanced the qualifications, reputation, and education of sports chiropractors globally. The members of the ACBSP are a chiropractic family. I am truly humbled to be recognized by my peers with this honor,” Dr. Johnson said.
When presenting the award, the selection committee, which is made up of previous recipients, cited Dr. Johnsons’ dedication to the science and progress of chiropractic sports medicine. “This year’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year needs no introduction. She has been involved in sports chiropractic for years, served the ACBSP in multiple ways, advanced our specialty and the chiropractic profession, and has pushed us to become better when we didn’t want to be pushed. It is an honor to recognize Claire Johnson as the ACBSP’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year,” ACBSP president, Joe Horrigan, DC, DACBSP.
The ACBSP includes National’s scientificJournal of Chiropractic Medicineas a membership benefit. Dr. Johnson serves as the editor-in-chief of the journal and has worked with the ACBSP to make the aspirations of the ACBSP to have a scientific journal for its members a reality. Professor Johnson also serves as editor-in-chief for National’s other two journals, theJournal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeuticsand theJournal of Chiropractic Humanities. Dr. Johnson has received the highest level of education in chiropractic sports medicine, receiving her diplomate certification from the ACBSP in 1997.
Additionally, she has served NUHS as a faculty member and editor for 14 years. “This honor shows how dedicated Dr. Johnson is to advancing research and science and the field of sports chiropractic,” said NUHS President Joseph Stiefel, MS, EdD, DC. “Through her dedication to sports chiropractic and research our students can learn how to value and achieve the same level service and success.”
Under her leadership, Dr. Johnson has developed National’s journals as leading scientific publications, working diligently to obtain inclusion in the National Library of Medicine’sPubMed for all three journals. She has also been responsible for elevating the dissemination and value of chiropractic science to the profession by collaborating with the ACBSP, the Council on Forensic Sciences, the Council on Diagnostic Imaging, the International College of Chiropractic Neurology, and the American Chiropractic Association Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics as publishing partners with the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.