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Meet The Researchers at TCC

Many members of the TCC faculty are actively participating in research endeavors (list of recent publications, presentations and new research). The list below does not include everyone at TCC who has published or made presentations.

Center For Health Promotion & Human Performance

Jesse T. Coats

Associate Professor
B.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1974
B.S., University of Houston, 1977
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 1993
Research Interests: Physiologic changes related to chiropractic manipulation and the effects of chiropractic care on sports performance; clinical nutritional research as it relates to chronic disease; and the effects of nutritional intervention on sport performance.
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Kimary Farrar

Professor
B.S., California State University-Fullerton, 2004
M.S., California State University-Fullerton, 2007
D.C., Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1984
Research Interests: Older adult fitness and balance training; biomechanics; and treatment of extremity injuries.
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Michael Ramcharan

Associate Professor
D.C., Life College of Chiropractic, 2003
Research Interests: Improving cross-cultural competency in pain management; infection control; and skin cancer screening.
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John Ward

Assistant Professor
M.A., University of Houston – Clear Lake, 2000
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 2002
M.S., University of Houston – Clear Lake, 2005
Research interests: Studying the effects of spinal manipulation on cardiovascular and exercise physiology variables: 1) Specifically, how spinal manipulation impacts blood pressure, heart rate, pulse oximetry, and ECG properties, and 2) Spinal manipulation to improve exercise performance; in particular, Lactate Threshold (LT) and VO2max changes in relation to spinal manipulation; long-term interests are to measure how spinal manipulation impacts numerous parameters of human physiology.
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Shari Wynd

Assistant Professor
B.S., University of Toronto, 1993
M.App.Sc., University of Toronto, 1995
D.C., Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 2002
Ph.D., University of Calgary, 2007
Research Interests: Spinal biomechanics; lower extremity biomechanics; biomechanics of spinal manipulation; and use of biomechanical assessments as quantitative outcome measures in clinical trials using spinal manipulative therapy and other manual therapy modalities.
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Education & Scholarship Research

Stephen A. Foster

Professor
Executive Director,  Center for Institutional Excellence
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 1990
Research Interests: Educational research with emphasis on educational methods, curriculum design, faculty development and competency assessment methods.
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Alan H. Adams

Professor
B.S., Michigan Lutheran College, 1968
B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1973
D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1973
D.A.C.B.N., Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition, 1981
Research Interests: Clinical and health services; systematic reviews; and education.
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John Mrozek

Professor
Dean, Academic Affairs
B.A., Slippery Rock University, 1971
D.C., Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 1976
Fellow, College of Chiropractic Sciences (FCCS), 1981
M.Ed., University of Toronto, 2005
Research Interests: Curriculum development; cognitive learning theory and social cognitive theory and their relationship to understanding and improving our approach to education.
Contact Dr. Mrozek