In July, 2021 the Osher Center welcomes its first Post-Doctoral Chiropractic Research Fellow, Dr. Wren Burton. This fellowship, funded by the NCMIC Foundation, aims to advance chiropractic research through cultivating and mentoring in a three-year postdoctoral program that’s focused on the development of research skills to support a career as an independent researcher in clinical musculoskeletal health or pain-management research.
Wren Burton DC
Wren Burton DC received her bachelor’s degree with academic honors from the University of
New England, and pursued a career in chiropractic after reflecting on her experience with
chiropractic after a severe car accident. During her time at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s
West Campus she participated in original research projects, and completed a six-month hospital
clerkship at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs based in San Jose, CA, before graduating in
She began working at Duke University as a research assistant to Dr. Christine Goertz before
accepting a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
based jointly at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and supported by
the NCMIC Foundation. Dr. Burton’s research interests include increasing access to care to
underserved populations, multi-disciplinary integrative care models and the role of
musculoskeletal specialists in preventing provider burnout related to the COVID-19 pandemic.