Dr. Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D., College Provost
Dr. Weinert is a 1996 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Prior to earning his D.C., Dr. Weinert earned a B.S. in biology at Northern Michigan University and a M.S. in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In addition, Dr. Weinert earned his Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Iowa. His dissertation research focused on factors impacting faculty innovation within higher education. Dr. Weinert is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s three-year sports and rehabilitation residency program and is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. Dr. Weinert has worked as a faculty clinician and taught several courses including physiotherapy, anatomy/physiology, biomechanics, biochemistry and immunology for Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Administratively, he has served as the Department Chair for Diagnosis and Radiology, the Dean of Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Academic Affairs for Palmer. He has served as the Provost for Palmer College for over ten years. He oversees Academic Affairs and Clinic Affairs at the Davenport, San Jose, and Port Orange campuses. Dr. Weinert has authored several peer-reviewed publications.
Friday General Session: Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease
Sponsored by Palmer College
The gut represents our largest interface with the external environment. In wellness, we synergistically work with our microbial guests in immune and metabolic functions to achieve homeostatic balance. Large shifts in the microbiota lead to a disease promoting imbalance. Learn how the gut interface functions and how factors such as prebiotics, probiotics, drugs, and artificial sweeteners promote either health or disease.