Rodger E. Tepe, PhD
Dr. Rodger E. Tepe, Dean of Research and Development
Dr. Tepe received his PhD in Marriage and Family Counseling from St. Louis University in 1986. Now in his 28th year at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, he is currently serving his fifth year as Dean of Research and Development. Dr. Tepe has conducted and published numerous clinical trials and presented research at national and international conferences. He is a peer-reviewer for Journal of Chiropractic Education, The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, American Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference; serves as Chairperson of The American Chiropractic Colleges Research Representatives Council ; and is an active member in the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the Geriatric Education Council, and the American Geriatric Society.
Dr. Tepe’s overall goals for the Research Division at Logan are to develop, conduct, publish and present rigorous clinical trial research that serves public health by: investigating the application of chiropractic care in diverse populations; promoting wellness and quality of life in older adults; and developing research partnerships through collaboration and practice based research networks. These goals are directed toward advancing chiropractics’ position in the health care marketplace; investigating the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care and supporting evidence-based chiropractic education and practice.
Dr. Tepe and the faculty of the Research Division are currently developing and conducting innovative studies in: the diagnosis, treatment and management of cervical spine and low back pain conditions; proprioception and sensory-motor relationships; balance and fall prevention in older adults; Finite Element computerized spinal biomechanics modeling; and studies of the effects of chiropractic care on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Tepe’s research interests include chiropractic care for older adults, and investigations of Low back pain, head and neck pain, balance and proprioception, relationships between posture, soft tissue and spinal function and the effects of spinal manipulation on fine motor control in collaboration with Dr. Dean Smith at Miami University.