Welcome to the Life University Center for Chiropractic Research COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) resource page. D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, is attributed with saying:

“I desire to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop, at the same bench, was not. Why? What difference was there in these two persons that caused one to have various diseases, while his partner escaped?”

Keeping in mind the spirit of curiosity and discovery that has been so dominant in the chiropractic profession, this resource page has been designed to provide links to relevant government and organization websites, clinical resources and tools, and past chiropractic and immune system research. This website is not meant to be static, but will evolve as more research and information becomes available.

Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research

Recruitment for COVID-19 Study

Life University is working to expand the understanding of COVID-19 and chiropractic care through working with different research institutions and organizations to conduct a series of COVID-19 clinical studies. This study has been approved by the Life University Institutional Review Board, and participants could earn up to $150 for participation. Click here to learn more and to see if you qualify to participate.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training

A collection of CDC guidelines for PPE use

Today’s Conversations on Leadership (TCL)

Today’s Conversations on Leadership (TCL), a thought-leadership vehicle of Life University, has released a conversation involving Heidi Haavik, D.C, Ph.D., Director of Research, Centre for Chiropractic Research at the New Zealand Chiropractic College; Dan Murphy, D.C., DABCO, a faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West; and James Chestnut, B.Ed., M.S., D.C., founder and president of The Wellness Practice, which outlines their thoughts on chiropractic care in the era of the COVID-19 health pandemic.

The conversation, moderated by Gerard W. Clum, D.C., Director of The Octagon at Life University, seeks to bring greater clarity to the expectations of the practicing chiropractor during this public health emergency from three internationally renowned chiropractors, with each offering their respective expertise in research and clinical practice to the conversation.


For the most recent research related to COVID-19 that has been published in the Elsevier family of journals, please click the link below for the Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center:

Georgia Chiropractors Survey

From a dozen cases first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the disease outbreak associated with the COVID-19 (also known as SARS-CoV-2) virus spread so widely and rapidly that it was declared a global pandemic by the WHO on March 17, 2020. On March 2nd the first two cases were reported in Georgia – room mates. Since that time the number of reported positive cases in Georgia has aggressively increased.  As essential healthcare providers in the state of Georgia, chiropractors are on the frontline. However, very little is known about the effects of the pandemic on chiropractic practices and how chiropractors are responding to the needs of the patients.  To expand this understanding, a QR code and link to a survey are provided below. It is our hope that you will take 10 minutes to complete the survey and help advance our understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on the practice of chiropractic.

Survey URL link that will directly link to the  survey:

Survey QR code that will directly link to the survey:


Symptom Survey

This survey has been adapted by Life University from the CDC person under investigation (PUI) form and is available for open use. It has not been validated for diagnosis of COVID-19 or any other disease.

This form may be useful in two ways:

  • Initial screening tool
  • Track symptoms over time

Numeric Rating Scale

Government organizations and agencies resources

Georgia Department of Public Health


World Health Organization (WHO)


International Chiropractors Association (ICA)


American Chiropractic Association (ACA)


World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC)


Research Link

If you would like to stay up to date about current research and what is going on in the CCR, please register here.