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Meet Dr. Jeanmarie Burke
Dean of Faculty and Research

It was neuromuscular research that attracted Jeanmarie Burke, Ph.D., to New York Chiropractic College, now Northeast College of Health Sciences. Her research at the time was focused on neuromuscular adaptations to exercise and aging.

When she first visited the campus in August of 1998 Dr. Burke found her career match -- Northeast's research resources and infrastructure matched her background of researching the neuromuscular system. She joined the faculty as Associate Professor with the primary responsibility of conducting research studies. In 2004 she took over administrative responsibilities for the entire Research department.

Fast forward to today, and Dr. Burke is currently the dean of faculty and research. In this role, she works one-on-one with Northeast's D.C. faculty on issues including workload, schedules, and professional development. As well, Dr. Burke oversees Northeast's 8,000 square-foot research center facilities, where faculty and students participate in cutting-edge work that contributes to the evidence-based practice of natural healthcare interventions.

"As the Dean my goal is to facilitate a strong professional environment and independent research, and provide faculty and students with the resources they need to be successful," Dr. Burke said.

Dean of Faculty and Research Dr. Jeanmarie Burke Talks about Research Resources and Personal Experiences at Northeast College

Can you tell us some of the highlights of the Research Department at Northeast?

  • Northeast is dedicated to building a foundation of evidence for every technique, treatment and principle taught at the College. Research to do this is ongoing and performed right on campus. 
  • Resources are available to assist in statistical analysis of data and manuscript preparation and submission.
  • The Research Department has an Institutional Review Board to evaluate and approve research studies.
  • There are many Northeast College Faculty with research training that can serve as research mentors.

What research projects have you worked on at Northeast?

In collaboration with Northeast faculty and students, I have been able to conduct studies on the neurophysiology of spinal manipulation and the corticobulbar motor system, as well as develop potential neurophysiologic techniques to study the lumbar spine as it relates to lumbar spinal stenosis and chiropractic care.

What are some of the different research topics that have been studied at Northeast?

There are many resources available to faculty and students to pursue their research interests in the neuromuscular system, biomechanics of the spine and spinal adjusting techniques, balance and posture, clinical gait analysis, nutrition, and sports science.

Learn even more about Research @Northeast and find out how students are able to participate in cutting-edge investigations and projects.