Evidence based medicine and guideline development, Management of spinal disorders, Global spine care health models, Economics of spinal disorders, Shared decision making and informed consent. Current research projects in conjunction with interdisciplinary, international teams of investigators include: “Assessment of the prevalence, burden and care of spinal disorders amongst Batswana in Village Shoshong”, “Developing and Evaluating an Innovative Integrated Model of Care for the Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions in Vulnerable Populations”
Evaluating the benefits and risks of treatment methnods for spinal disorders such as back and neck pain.
Scott Haldeman holds the positions of Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Visiting Professor, Southern California University of Health Sciences and Visiting Professor, Shanghai University of TCM. He is Past President of the North American Spine Society, the American Back Society, the North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, and the Orange County Neurological Society. He was appointed International Ambassador for the Decade of the Bone and Joint, an initiative of the World Health Organization. He is the founder and currently serves as President of World Spine Care, a non-profit organization endorsed by the Decade of the Bone and Joint (www.worldspinecare.org). This Foundation has the goal of helping people in underserved communities of the world who suffer from spinal disorders. He sits on the editorial boards of six journals. He served on the US department of Health AHCPR Clinical Guidelines Committee on Acute Low Back Problems in Adults as well as 4 other Clinical Guidelines Committees. He presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. He was honored with the David Selby Award by the North American Spine Society, the Patenge Distinguished Lecturer Award from Michigan State University and the Lincoln Research Award. He was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
Haldeman Scott, Kopansky-Giles Deborah, Hurwitz Eric L, Hoy Damian, Mark Erwin W, Dagenais Simon, Kawchuk Greg, StrÃ¶mqvist BjÃ¶rn, Walsh Nicolas Advancements in the management of spine disorders.. Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology. 2012; 26(2): 263-80.
Dagenais Simon, Brady O'Dane, Haldeman Scott Shared decision making through informed consent in chiropractic management of low back pain.. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics. 2012; 35(3): 216-26.
Haldeman Scott, Chapman-Smith David Award-winning articles and posters from the World Federation of Chiropractic's 11th Biennial Congress 2011.. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics. 2012; 35(1): 2-6.
Dagenais Simon, Tricco Andrea C, Haldeman Scott Synthesis of recommendations for the assessment and management of low back pain from recent clinical practice guidelines.. The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2010; 10(6): 514-29.
Haldeman Scott, Carroll Linda, Cassidy J David Findings from the bone and joint decade 2000 to 2010 task force on neck pain and its associated disorders.. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010; 52(4): 424-7.
Mayer John M, Haldeman Scott, Tricco Andrea C, Dagenais Simon Management of chronic low back pain in active individuals.. Current sports medicine reports. 2010; 9(1): 60-6.
Dagenais Simon, Roffey Darren M, Wai Eugene K, Haldeman Scott, Caro Jaime Can cost utility evaluations inform decision making about interventions for low back pain?. The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2009; 9(11): 944-57.
Guzman Jaime, Hurwitz Eric L, Carroll Linda J, Haldeman Scott, CÃ´tÃ© Pierre, Carragee Eugene J, Peloso Paul M, van der Velde Gabrielle, Holm Lena W, Hogg-Johnson Sheilah, Nordin Margareta, Cassidy J David, Cassidy J David A new conceptual model of neck pain: linking onset, course, and care: the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.. Spine. 2008; 33(4 Suppl): S14-23.
Dagenais Simon, Caro Jaime, Haldeman Scott A systematic review of low back pain cost of illness studies in the United States and internationally.. The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2008; 8(1): 8-20.
Haldeman Scott, Carroll Linda J, Cassidy J David, Cassidy J David The empowerment of people with neck pain: introduction: the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.. Spine. 2008; 33(4 Suppl): S8-S13.