Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D. is a Professor in Musculoskeletal Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Vice Chair for Implementation of Spine Health Innovations in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. She is also founder and Chief Executive Officer of the not-for-profit Spine Institute for Quality and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology within the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. Formerly she was Vice Chancellor of Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where she directed the largest center for chiropractic research in the United States, and a program official at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Goertz received her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and certificate to practice acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1991 and her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in 1999. Her 30-year research career has been devoted to working with multi-disciplinary teams to design and implement clinical and health services research studies that increase knowledge regarding the effectiveness and cost of complementary and integrative health practices, with a focus on patient-centered, non-pharmacological treatments for spine-related disorders. Dr. Goertz has received more than $35M in federal funding as either principal investigator or co-principal investigator, primarily from NIH and the Department of Defense, and co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed papers. She currently serves as a Member of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), the Bone and Joint Initiative Low Back Pain Task Force and is Chairperson of the Board of Governors for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).