Gert Bronfort, DC, PhD

Professor, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program,

Gert Bronfort

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-301-9005

Office Address:
Mayo C504

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

Professor, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program

PhD, Extramural Medicine, Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada


For more than 25 years, Dr. Gert Bronfort has been a leader in research investigating conservative and integrative care for disabling and costly musculoskeletal pain conditions. Long a proponent of interdisciplinary collaboration, Dr. Bronfort has formed numerous regional, national and international partnerships to conduct innovative, high impact patient-oriented research. He has lead numerous federally funded randomized clinical trials investigating manual therapies, exercise and self-care and has authored several high profile systematic reviews. Dr. Bronfort is a long-standing and active member of the Cochrane Collaboration’s Low Back Pain Editorial Group, as well as the Cervical Overview Group. He has served on several national and international committees including the Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administrations’ Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages.


Research Summary/Interests

  • Self-management strategies
  • Complementary and integrative therapies (mind-body)
  • Wellbeing
  • Musculoskeletal pain (low back pain, neck pain, headache)
  • Spinal biomechanics

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

Testing two scalable, Veteran-centric mindfulness-based interventions for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A pragmatic, multisite trial (W81XWH182, Burgess) -- Department of Defense




Fall 2017:

CSPH 5000-001 Evidence-Based Complementary Approaches for Pain Management