Craig Schulz, DC, MS

Assistant Professor, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Craig Schulz

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-301-9003

Office Address:
C504 Mayo Building

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE, C504 Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 505, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Integrative Health Faculty Research Fellow, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)


Dr. Schulz is a clinical research scientist with a primary focus on randomized controlled trials exploring conservative management strategies for painful low back, neck and headache conditions, as well as general health and wellbeing. Dr. Schulz has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams in the conduct of 13 full-scale federally funded trials. He has extensive experience in effectively leading teams in the design, development and implementation of studies within and across sites. His research interests include examining the effectiveness of commonly sought manual therapies, as well as self-care strategies including movement, exercise and mindfulness to increase patient activation, physical functioning and activity.


Research Summary/Interests

  • Comparative effectiveness studies of manual and movement based therapies
  • Self-management strategies for pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain conditions
  • Clinical outcome measurement
  • Data capture, quality and analytics
  • Research Funding Grants

    Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (4UH3AT008769, Bronfort) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

    Mindful Movement for Physical Activity and Wellbeing in Older Adults: A Community Based Randomized Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Study (4R33AT0009110 Evans) -- National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health