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Associate Professor, Epidemiology
1960 East West Road, Biomed D104H
Honolulu, HI 96822
phone: (808) 956-7425
fax: (808) 956-5818
PhD (Epidemiology), University of California, Los Angeles
MS (Epidemiology), University of California, Los Angeles
DC (Chiropractic), Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
AB (Physiology), University of California, Berkeley
||2006 International Society for the Study
of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Prize
||2006 North American Spine Society (NASS) Medical and
Interventional Science Award
||2006 North American Spine Society (NASS) Surgical Science
Current Research Grants and Projects
Psychosocial, Behavioral and Immune Factors in Back Pain
Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Cerebrovascular Accidents
Following Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine
The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain
and Its Associated Disorders
American Samoa Community Cancer Network Research and Training
PH 664 Principles of Epidemiology II
PH 792E Fundamentals of Clinical Epidemiology
PH 647 Analytic Approaches to Maternal and Child Health
PH 696 Continuing Education in Public Health
Hurwitz EL, Morgenstern H, Yu F, Chiang L-M. A randomized
trial of chiropractic and medical care for patients with low-back
pain: 18-month follow-up outcomes from the UCLA Low-Back Pain
Study. Spine 31:611-621, 2006.
Hurwitz EL, Chiang L-M. A multinational
comparative analysis of chiropractic and general practitioner
patients in North America: Findings from the Joint Canada/United
States Survey of Health, 2002-03. BMC Health Services
Research doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-49, 6:49, 2006.
Murphy DR, Hurwitz EL, Gregory AA. Manipulation
in the presence of cervical spinal cord compression: a case
series. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:236-244, 2006.
Murphy DR, Hurwitz EL, Gregory A, Clary
R. A nonsurgical approach to the management of patients with
cervical radiculopathy: a prospective observational cohort
study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:279-287, 2006.
Hurwitz EL, Goldstein MS, Morgenstern H,
Chiang L-M. The impact of psychosocial factors on neck pain
and disability outcomes among primary care patients: Results
from the UCLA Neck Pain Study. Disability and Rehabilitation
Swan JB, Hurwitz EL, Malek F, van den Haak
EL, Cheng I, Alamin TF, Carragee E. Surgical treatment for
unstable low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis in adults: A
prospective controlled study of posterior instrumented fusion
compared with combined anterior -- posterior fusion. The
Spine Journal 6:606-614, 2006.
Carragee EJ, Alamin TF, Cheng I, Franklin TD, van den Haak
EL, Hurwitz EL. 2006 North American Spine
Society (NASS) Outstanding Paper Winner B Medical and Interventional
Science: Are first-time episodes of serious low-back pain
associated with new MRI findings? The Spine Journal
Carragee EJ, Alamin T, Cheng I, Franklin T, Hurwitz
EL. Does minor trauma cause serious low back illness?
Spine 31:2942-2949, 2006.
Carragee EJ, Haldeman S, Hurwitz EL. The
pyrite standard: The Midas touch in the diagnosis of axial
pain syndromes. The Spine Journal 7:27-31, 2007.
Kimura AC, Nguyen C, Higa JI, Hurwitz EL,
Vugia DJ. The effectiveness of vaccine day and educational
interventions on influenza vaccine coverage among health care
workers at long-term facilities. Am J Public Health
van der Velde G, van Tulder M, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson
S, Aker P, Cassidy JD: The Scientific Secretariat of The Bone
and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its
Associated Disorders. Carragee E, Carroll L, Guzman J, Haldeman
S, Holm L, Hurwitz E, Nordin M, Peloso P.
The sensitivity of review results to methods used to appraise
and incorporate trial quality into data synthesis. Spine
Murphy DR, Hurwitz EL. A theoretical model
for the development of a diagnosis-based clinical decision
rule for the management of patients with spinal pain. BMC
Musculoskeletal Disorders 8:75, 2007.
Garcia L, Soria C, Hurwitz EL. Homicides
and intimate partner violence: A literature review. Journal
of Interpersonal Violence & Trauma, Violence, and Abuse:
A Review Journal 8:370-383, 2007.