Logan University, Washington University, Affinia Healthcare Team Up for Research Study on Opioid Use

September 7, 2018 -- Logan University’s Integrated Health Center Clinician and Assistant Professor Patrick J. Battaglia, DC, DACBR gained Institutional Review Board approval for a joint research project that will involve the investigation of patient response to care, including opioid use reduction.

Two groups of patients will be studied: those receiving chiropractic care for spinal pain, and those receiving care for the same conditions from an interdisciplinary pain management team. Patients will be followed for several months to evaluate outcomes and opioid use.

“This is a multisite collaboration pilot study between Logan University, Washington University and Affinia Healthcare that will hopefully lead to funded projects in the future,” said Dr. Battaglia.

Representing Washington University in the research study is Christopher W. Prater, MD, an instructor in the School of Medicine. Dr. Prater is a primary care physician trained in internal medicine and pediatrics with a focus on immigrant and refugee populations. He has a specialized interest in the quality of refugee and immigrant health care delivery and innovative roles of community health workers. 


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