John Mayer, DC, PhD
John M. Mayer, DC, PhD, CCRP, FACSM is the Scientific Officer, Director of Research & Innovation, and Board of Directors Member for the Vert Mooney Research Foundation (dba U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation). Dr. Mayer is also the Chief Scientific Officer for Excellcior LLC. From October 2017 through June 2018, he served as the inaugural Lincoln College Endowed Chair in Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research, College of Medicine, University of South Florida (USF) – the first endowed research chair position held by a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in a college of medicine in the United States. He obtained a DC degree from the National College of Chiropractic (currently University of Health Sciences) and a PhD degree in Exercise Science/Science Education from Syracuse University. He is a licensed DC in the states of California, Florida, and New York, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), and Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP). He has over 20 years research,
clinical, and program implementation experience in occupational health, wellness and fitness, injury prevention, biomechanics, and therapeutic exercise in high risk workers, tactical athletes, and first responders. He has been part of teams that have developed and implemented novel evidence-based clinical guidelines for musculoskeletal disorders. He is currently the principal investigator on a project to assess innovative strategies to manage low back pain in lower extremity amputees, site principal investigator on a DOD-funded grant to assess management of low back pain in veterans, and principal investigator on a US Department of Homeland Security grant on back injury prevention in firefighters. He serves on the Scientific Secretariat for the Global Spine Care Initiative and Clinical and the Scientific Advisory Board for World Spine Care. Dr. Mayer received the 2012 Safety Award from Tampa Fire Rescue, 2014 “Researcher of the Year” Award by the American Chiropractic Association, and 2015 “Outstanding Research Achievement Award” by USF.