Heidi Mendenhall, DC, MS

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

Heidi Mendenhall

Contact Info

hmendenh@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

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


Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2009

Master of Science, Diagnostic Imaging, New York Chiropractic College, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR), 2012

Summary

Dr. Mendenhall is a clinical research fellow in the Integrative Health Research Fellowship Program. Her interests are in investigating conservative, non-pharmacological approaches for musculoskeletal pain conditions (i.e., spinal manipulation and evidence-based interventions to manage the psychosocial aspects of pain). Her fellowship is focused on expanding her 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). Dr. Mendenhall is also participating in a Cochrane Systematic Review of the literature addressing non-drug approaches for headache pain. In addition to her research interests, Dr. Mendenhall is a board-certified chiropractic radiologist who provides diagnostic imaging interpretation for chiropractors in the field.

Expertise

Diagnostic radiology

Management of musculoskeletal conditions 

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (1UG3AT008769-01A1, Bronfort) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

(Role: study provider)

Data extraction for Cochrane Systematic Review of the literature addressing non-drug approaches for headache pain

Interests include:

  • Complementary and integrative therapies
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Systematic reviews
  • Phase three trials
  • Qualitative research