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Dr. Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., DACBR

Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., DACBR, became chancellor and CEO of Palmer College of

Chiropractic in December 2009. He graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer’s Davenport Campus in 1990 and went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Anatomy at Palmer in 1992. Following that, he earned a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology in 1995 and received his doctorate in Policy, Planning and Leadership from the University of Iowa in 2005. He’s held research and radiology teaching appointments on the Palmer faculty. His administrative tenure at Palmer includes the roles of department chair, dean, vice president of Academic Affairs, vice, vice chancellor for Academics, and currently is Chancellor and CEO of the College. In addition to his teaching and administrative service, he has published numerous scientific articles and three editions of a comprehensive textbook in radiology titled “Clinical Imaging.”

Friday General Session 1:30pm - 2:45pm: Connecting Purpose to Passion

Sponsored by Palmer College


This year’s OSCA conference theme is “Connecting Purpose to Passion.” Dr. Marchiori

opens this year’s engaging continuing education program by framing ways we may connect and leverage both our purpose and passion to benefit our individual practices, collective efforts to advance chiropractic in Ohio, and strengthen our profession overall. Dr. Marchiori presents ways that our fundamental purpose to help patients live a healthier life is advanced through our passion and commitment to provide the highest quality of conservative chiropractic care in our clinical practices. He’ll make the case that chiropractic is underutilized and discuss barriers and facilitators to chiropractic becoming a greater role in the healthcare system. In this presentation, Dr. Marchiori discusses the importance of our clinical and public perception research, educational programs, values, and professional community to inform and drive future success.

Key Points:

  1. Chiropractic care is underutilized.

  2. Public perception of chiropractic is directly related to utilization of chiropractic services.

  3. All chiropractors have a shared goal of improving public perception and utilization of chiropractic services to lower society’s dependence on opioids and high-cost interventions to address spine pain and related disability.



  1. Introduction                                                                                                

  2. Prevalence of spine pain and disability                                              

  3. Role of conservative care                                                                       

  4. Utilization of chiropractic                                                                       

  5. Gallup-Palmer surveys of public perception                                   

  6. Chiropractic in integrative care settings                                           

  7. Research support for chiropractic                                                       

  8. Strategic opportunities for the chiropractic profession             

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