Eric Hurwitz, DC, PhD

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Eric Hurwitz, DC, PhD

Professor & Director

Graduate Chair, PhD Epidemiology Program

Specialization Head: Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

  • PhD (Epidemiology), University of California, Los Angeles
  • MS (Epidemiology), University of California, Los Angeles
  • DC (Chiropractic), Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • AB (Physiology), University of California, Berkeley

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Current Research Grants and Projects

Development of Protocols for Studying Oral Precancerous Lesions and Other Health Risks Among Betel Nut Users in Micronesia

SAFETY NET: An Academic and Professional Partnership Building a Culture of Safety for Spinal Manipulation Therapy

Assessment Tools for Contextual Factors in Interactions in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Prize for Lumbar Spine Research, 2009
  • President-elect, National office of the Delta Omega Honorary Society for Public Health, 2014

Selected Publications

Hurwitz EL.  Epidemiology: Spinal manipulation utilization.  Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.01.006, 22:648-654, 2012.

Haldeman S, Kopansky-Giles D, Hurwitz EL, Hoy D, Erwin M, Dagenais S, Kawchuk G, Strömqvist B, Walsh N. Bone and Joint Decade Report: Moving together beyond the decade – Advancements in the management of spine disorders. Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology doi:10.1016/j.berh.2012.03.006, April;26(2):263-80, 2012.

Carragee EJ, Chu G, Rohatgi R, Hurwitz EL, Weiner BK, Yoon ST, Comer G, Kopjar B. Cancer risk after use of recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 for spinal arthrodesis. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am doi:10.2106/JBJS.L.01483, 95(17):1537-1545, September 4, 2013.

Pohlman KA, O’Beirne M, Thiel H, Cassidy JD, Mior S, Hurwitz EL, Westaway M, Ishaque S, Yager JY, Vohra S. Development and validation of providers' and patients' measurement instruments to evaluate adverse events after spinal manipulation therapy. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, published online January 9, 2014.

Vassilaki M, Hurwitz EL. Perspectives on pain in the low back and neck: Global burden, epidemiology, and management. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health 73(4):122-126, April 2014.