Linda Hanson, DC, MS

Assistant Professor/Associate Director, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program


Office Phone
Office Address

Mayo C504
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Mailing Address

420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 8505
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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Linda Hanson’s research interests include mixed-method and comparative effectiveness analyses of non-pharmacological therapies (i.e., mind-body, exercise and manual therapy) for prevalent and costly spinal disorders, including low back pain and primary and secondary headache disorders. She has implemented and managed several federally-funded randomized trials (R18HP15124, R18HP15127, R01AT006330, R21AT009110) and other privately funded projects in these domains. Further, she manages a large Research Education Partnership Project (2R25AT003582) which has facilitated evidence-informed practice in complementary and integrative practices. This long-term project includes multiple faculty and student initiatives and teams with national and international collaborative partners.


  • Mind-body therapies (mindfulness meditation, yoga)
  • Non-specific low back pain
  • Primary and secondary headache disorders
  • Randomized trial design
  • Qualitative research
  • Dissemination and implementation research


Research Funding Grants

Partners for Pain & Wellbeing Equity: A Randomized Trial of Community Supported Complementary and Integrative Health Self Management for Back Pain (1R61AT012309-01 Evans/Leininger) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (4H3AT008769, Bronfort) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

Mindful Movement for Physical Activity and Wellbeing in Older Adults: A Community Based Randomized Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Study (4R33AT0009110, Evans) -- National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health


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