November 4, 2010 — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently named Mitch Haas, DC, of Portland, Ore., as its 2010 Researcher of the Year. Haas was presented the award during the association’s annual House of Delegates Meeting in Newport, R.I.
The national award recognizes those individuals who are leading the profession in chiropractic research.
“Dr. Haas’ commitment to scientific research has contributed to a better understanding of the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care and its benefit to patients in terms of pain reduction,” said ACA President Rick McMichael, DC. “As healthcare reform is implemented, we must continually prove our value, and Dr. Hass’ work has provided strong evidence.”
Haas is the associate vice president of research at the University of Western States, in Portland, Ore. He has been either principal investigator or co-investigator on 30 extramurally funded grants.
His projects have included the evaluation of pain/disability outcomes and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and medical treatment for low-back pain, a chronic pain self-management program in the elderly, and the relationship of a number of chiropractic treatments with health outcomes for low-back pain and headaches.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org