Dr. Christie Kwon completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree within the Research Track at Life University, with Pi Tau Delta honors. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and Master of Science in Biotechnology degrees from Johns Hopkins University and has also studied Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Prevention Science from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
Her extensive science and research background includes an internship with the United Nations NGO Health Committee focused on public health and prevention. She worked at the former National Cancer Institute’s American Health Foundation and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Neurology Institute for Cell Engineering, where she assisted in animal-based studies on both carcinogenicity and murine brain development. Dr. Kwon also helped
conduct a public health study on adolescent risk behavior at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Harriet Lane Adolescent Clinic. During her time at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kwon was involved in a project pertaining to improved methods of imaging and analysis prior to total knee replacement surgery; this project was conducted in conjunction with the Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology. Most recently, Dr. Kwon has completed a visiting research fellowship at Harvard University’s Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
Dr. Kwon is involved with subluxation-based chiropractic research studies pertaining to health outcomes of pregnant women and children as well as overall quality of life. She is currently a Research Fellow with the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation focused on a Best Practices initiative related to the utilization of advanced imaging for chiropractors. She has completed a visiting fellowship on fMRI at the Harvard/MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
She is presently Executive Director of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, a full-time faculty member at Life University, and serves on numerous boards and advisory panels in the United States and Australia. She has presented worldwide on topics pertaining to her research as well as at educational conferences focused on pedagogical methods.