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Dept. of Health Services
Program Affiliations
Daniel C. Cherkin
Affiliate Professor
Senior Scientific Investigator
Group Health Research Institute

Research Interests:
Back pain; complementary and alternative medicine; healing

Contact Information


Group Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Ave. Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101

voice:   206-287-2875
fax:   206-287-2871


PhD   University of Washington, 1978   (Epidemiology)
MS   University of Washington, 1974   (Biomathematics)
BA   University of California (Berkeley), 1971   (Statistics)

Recent Publications

Sherman KJ, Wellman RD, Cook AJ, Cherkin DC, Ceballos RM. Mediators of yoga and stretching for chronic low back pain. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:130818. doi: 10.1155/2013/130818. Epub 2013 Apr 17.  PMID: 23690832    PMCID: PMC3652191

Hsu C, Cherkin DC, Hoffmeyer S, Sherman KJ, Phillips WR. Patient and clinician openness to including a broader range of healing options in primary care. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;9(5):447-53. doi: 10.1370/afm.1289.  PMID: 21911764    PMCID: PMC3185468