Linda Hanson, DC, MS

Research Project Manager/Researcher, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program,

Linda Hanson

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-301-9009

Office Address:
Mayo C504

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 8505
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Project Manager/Researcher, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program


Linda Hanson’s research interests include mixed-method and comparative effectiveness analyses of non-pharmacological therapies (i.e., mind-body, exercise and manual therapy) for prevalent and costly spinal disorders, including low back pain and primary and secondary headache disorders. She has implemented and managed several federally-funded randomized trials (R18HP15124, R18HP15127, R01AT006330, R21AT009110) and other privately funded projects in these domains. Further, she manages a large Research Education Partnership Project (2R25AT003582) which has facilitated evidence-informed practice in complementary and integrative practices. This long-term project includes multiple faculty and student initiatives and teams with national and international collaborative partners.


  • Mind-body therapies (mindfulness meditation, yoga)
  • Non-specific low back pain
  • Primary and secondary headache disorders
  • Randomized trial design
  • Qualitative research
  • Dissemination and implementation research


Research Funding Grants

Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (4H3AT008769, 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




Fall 2017:

CSPH 1001- Principles of Holistic Health and Healing