Christine Goertz received her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Palmer College, she spent four years as an independent scientist and in research administration positions of increasing responsibility at the Samueli Institute. Before that Dr. Goertz was a Program Officer at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), managing a $50 million portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain, and health services research. Her research interests are primarily focused on CAM treatments for cardiovascular disease and pain syndromes. She currently serves on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors and is Chair of PCORI’s Program Development Committee. She is also Chair of the American Chiropractic Association Performance Measurement Workgroup and an Alternate to the American Medical Association RBRVS Healthcare Professionals Advisory Committee.