Dr. Greg Kawchuk BSc, DC, MSc, PhD is a full professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. Greg is a Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College graduate (1990) who practiced chiropractic for 15 years in multidisciplinary settings before earning his PhD in bioengineering and becoming a full-time researcher. He was the recipient of the first chiropractic research chair in Canada and in 2004, was recruited to the University of Alberta as the Canada Research Chair in Spinal Function. Dr. Kawchuk’s research interests are focused on back pain and spine function. His work spans basic science, clinical trials and implementation. Competitive awards from major provincial, national and international funding agencies support Dr. Kawchuk’s work and include CIHR, NSERC, and NIH. To date, his work has resulted in over 150 papers, the most recent of which have been published in Scientific Reports and PLOS One. Dr. Kawchuk is a founding member of CARL, the Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership, a global mentoring program for early-career scientists and is presently leading the new GLA:D Back initiative in Canada.