Clinical Compass appoints a new Scientific Commission Chair


March 1st 2024

The Clinical Compass Board of Directors welcomes Dr. Clinton Daniels as the new Chair of its Scientific Commission. Dr. Daniels joined the Clinical Compass board in 2020. He is the Chiropractic Section Chief for VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Assistant Affiliate Professor at University of Washington. In addition, he is Secretary for the Chiropractic Health Care section of the American Public Health Association, Research Coordinator for the VA Chiropractic Field Advisory Committee, and serves on the Washington State Health Technology Clinical Committee. Clint has contributed to more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications on topics such as chiropractic integration into veteran and military facilities, postsurgical spine pain, suicide prevention, and chiropractic best practices.

Dr. Cheryl Hawk has served as Chair of the Clinical Compass Scientific Commission since 2007 and is a professor at Texas Chiropractic College. She will continue to serve Clinical Compass as Director of Special Projects, which will include directing clinical practice guidelines and maintaing the Evidence Center. Cheryl was “Researcher of the Year” by both the American Chiropractic Association (2003) and the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (2005). She has co-authored more than 120 publications and more than a dozen clinical practice guidelines and best practice recommendations.

Clinical Compass is a non-profit evidence-synthesis think tank with a board that offers a diverse-cross section of the chiropractic profession with members that represent ChiroCongress, the American Chiropractic Association, the American Black Chiropractic Association, and the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys. In recent years, Clinical Compass has published chiropractic best-practice articles on managing low back pain, neck pain, chronic musculoskeletal disorders, and health prevention and promotion.


We Need Your Help


The Clinical Compass is supporting work to develop new competencies to aid doctor of chiropractic programs in setting up students for success in hospitals and other integrated environments. The new competencies are tentatively titled: Core competencies to prepare chiropractic program graduates for integrated care settings: A modified Delphi study.

 Part of the process is to get public comments to incorporate into the competencies.

We have just completed an extensive Delphi panel consensus process with 37 DCs with experience in working in integrated and education settings. However, public input is still an essential part of the process!

For the sake of transparency, we have included:

  • A summary of the methodology, including a list of project personnel
  • A set of definitions used in the competency statements
  • The consensus recommendations. These include the percent agreement by the Delphi panel as well as all the references on which the recommendations are based.

We have created a fillable form to facilitate your input (comment form.docx). If you wish to comment, please complete and return it by December 15th to Project Coordinator Cathy Evans ( Your responses are anonymous.


Thank you!

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