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Christine Goertz

Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
300 W Morgan St, Office #441, Durham, NC 27701

Research Interests


My 30-year research career has focused on working with multi-disciplinary teams to design and implement clinical and health services research studies designed to increase knowledge regarding the effectiveness and cost of patient-centered, non-pharmacological treatments for spine-related disorders. 

Selected Grants


Stress Reactivity and Low Back Pain in Older Adults: Influences on Disability (ReLOAD)

Clinical TrialCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

1/2 IMPACt-LBP CCC

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

Feasibility Pilot Trial of Mindfulness in Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery (M-PASS) Using a Mobile Health Application

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2025

Chiropractic Care for Veterans: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial Addressing Dose Effects for cLBP

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Palmer College Foundation · 2019 - 2023

1/2 IMPACt-LBP CCC

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2022

External Relationships


  • Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management
  • Christine Goertz LLC
  • Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans
  • George Daly Trust
  • Logan University
  • Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management
  • Christine Goertz LLC
  • Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans
  • George Daly Trust
  • Logan University
  • The Spine Insitute for Quality
  • University of Iowa

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