Don Thorpe, D.C.

Research Clinician/Post Doctoral Associate, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program,

Don Thorpe

Contact Info

Thorp167@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-6477

Office Address:
Mayo C504

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
MMC 505
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Clinician/Post Doctoral Associate, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program


Doctor of Chiropractic, Parker University, 2010

PhD Cognitive Science, University of Minnesota (In Progress)

B.S. Biology, University of North Texas, 2007

B.S. Anatomy and Physiology, Parker University, 2010

B.S. Health and Wellness, Parker University, 2010

Summary

Dr. Thorpe is a post-doctoral associate in the Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Center. His interests are in investigating the relationship between the mind and the body through integrative and complementary approaches for musculoskeletal pain conditions (i.e., spinal manipulation and evidence-based interventions to manage the psychosocial aspects of pain). His position is focused on expanding his skills in clinical research methods through experiential training on the Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management for Preventing Acute to Chronic Back Pain (PACBACK) Study, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). In addition to his research interests, Dr. Thorpe is pursuing his PhD in Cognitive Science at the University of Minnesota and continues to provide chiropractic care to the Northeast Minneapolis area.

Expertise

Management of musculoskeletal conditions

Awards & Recognition

2018 - American Legion Brain Science Award

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Mind-Body Connections; Interoception; Embodied Cognition; Adaptive Behaviors; Complementary and Integrative Health therapies; Traumatic Stress

Research Funding Grants

Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (4UG3AT008769, Bronfort) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

Publications

Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (4UG3AT008769, Bronfort) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health