J. Michael Menke, DC, PhD, earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology (summa cum laude) and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University. He received his DC from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, and another MA from the University of Arizona and PhD major in Program Evaluation and Research Methodology, with a PhD minor in Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy, and Outcomes Research.

Before returning to his research career, Dr. Menke practiced chiropractic for 12 years in Los Altos, Calif., while collaborating with Stanford University's Orthopedic Spine Department, El Camino Hospital, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Camino Medical Group. In 2000, Dr. Menke was appointed to the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona by Dr. Andrew Weil. He also served as a technical consultant for the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Menke taught statistical and research methods at the University of Cincinnati, Ford Motor Company Quality Improvement Program, Wright State University, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Palmer West, and the University of Arizona. He developed a two-part curriculum on "Chiropractic in Integrative Medicine" for the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine Select newsletter.

Dr. Menke has served as an adjunct assistant professor for integrative medicine at National University of Health Sciences, research faculty for the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, a post-doctoral research fellow in Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, a member of the Stanford University Spinal Research Group, and post-doctoral fellow at the Critical Path Institute in patient reported outcome and disease biomarkers for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

His research interests include health services research, medical decision-making, validating health care measurement, meta-analysis, epidemiological methods, comparative psychology, and Bayesian inference


Dr. Menke is a member of the Institute for Evidence-Base Chiropractic and medical evidence and health services consultant with Total Innovation Group, Inc. of Tampa, Fla.

In 2012, Dr. Menke was appointed professor on the faculty of Medicine and Health at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and research associate for The University of Arizona. He can be reached at menke@u.arizona.edu or michael.menke@gmail.com.

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The Functional Rating Index: A Validated Spinal Outcome Measure That Saves Time
July 1, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 14)
Should 21st-Century Chiropractic Leadership Be Any Different?
October 8, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 21)
Artificial Intelligence
August 13, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 17)
Cookies That Cure Cancer
June 18, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 13)
Chiropractic and the Butterfly Effect
February 26, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 05)
January 1, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 01)
The Medicalization of Health
September 14, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 19)
Good Hands: A Tribute to My Father
July 4, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 14)
Can You Preserve Your Identity and Still Practice Evidence-Based Chiropractic?
May 22, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 11)
The Wizard of Cause
April 10, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 08)
Ipse Dixit: The Dance of Dogma
August 14, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 17)
Try Scientific Unity
June 18, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 13)
Calibrating Value of Service
April 23, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 09)
Wellness: Between Iraq and a Hard Place
February 26, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 05)
Aesclepius' Staff
September 13, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 19)
Misfits Reshaping Health Care
July 15, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 15)
God in a Box
May 20, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 11)
"Killer App"
March 25, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 07)
Skepticism and Cynicism
January 1, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 01)
The Stanford Spinal Research Group
May 5, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 10)
Models for Sharing Patients with Allopathic Physicians
February 10, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 04)
Integrative Chiropractic: Models for Sharing Patients with Allopathic Physicians
January 14, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 02)
Physician Shortages and Chiropractic
November 30, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 25)
"Articulating" Chiropractic to MDs
October 8, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 21)
"In a Room of 500 People, How Many Have Subluxations?"
September 1, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 18)

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