• 140 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
20062019
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Biography

Dr. Katie de Luca is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Chiropractic at Macquarie University, in Sydney Australia. Her research interests focus on the epidemiology and management of musculoskeletal conditions, with expertise in the elderly. She has 29 peer-reviewed journal publications and more than 50 conference presentations, which includes several invited keynote presentations on back pain in the elderly. Katie is on the editorial board of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies and is the section editor for the JMPT Women's Healht section. Dr. de Luca has received several large competitive grants, in excess of $500,000. In 2019 she was awarded an industry led grant for a four year, internationally collaborative longitudinal study on back pain in the elderly. Katie has been awarded many research prizes, most prestigiously was 1stprize at the World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial Conference in Washington DC (March, 2017). Katie is a board member for the Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation and is the Research Chair for Sports Chiropractic Australia. She is one of only 13 global CARL Fellows, an early career research group which is mentored to foster chiropractic research capacity. She hopes to be a leading chiropractic researcher on spinal pain in the elderly. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle

Chiropractic, Masters of Chiropractic, Macquarie University

Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), University of Sydney

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Research Outputs 2006 2019

  • 140 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Meeting abstract

Characteristics of chiropractors who manage people aged 65 and older: a nationally representative sample of 1903 chiropractors

Moore, C., de Luca, K., Wong, A. Y. L., Fernandez, M., Swain, M., Hartvigsen, J., Adams, J. & Peng, W., 11 Apr 2019, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Chiropractic
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity
Spine
Cross-Sectional Studies

Multisite joint pain in older Australian women is associated with poorer psychosocial health and greater medication use

De Luca, K., Wong, A., Eklund, A., Fernandez, M., Byles, J. E., Parkinson, L., Ferreira, M. L. & Hartvigsen, J., 12 Feb 2019, In : Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 27, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Arthralgia
Health
Pain
Musculoskeletal Pain
Joints

Prevalence and practice characteristics of urban and rural or remote Australian chiropractors: analysis of a nationally representative sample of 1830 chiropractors

Adams, J., De Luca, K., Swain, M., Funabashi, M., Wong, A., Pagé, I., Sibbritt, D. & Peng, W., Feb 2019, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 27, 1, p. 34-41 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Chiropractic
Health Policy
Workload
Migraine Disorders
Research

The prevalence and determinants of physical activity promotion by Australian chiropractors: a cross sectional study

Fernandez, M., Moore, C., Eklund, A., Swain, M., de Luca, K., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J. & Peng, W., Aug 2019, In : Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 45, p. 172-178 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cross-Sectional Studies
Exercise
Odds Ratio
Public Health
Occupational Health

The profile of chiropractors managing patients with low back-related leg pain: analyses of 1907 chiropractors from the ACORN practice-based research network

Fernandez, M., Moore, C., Peng, W., De Luca, K., Pohlman, K. A., Swain, M. & Adams, J., 17 Apr 2019, In : Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 27, 1, 9 p., 19.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Chiropractic
Leg
Pain
Research
Low Back Pain

Prizes

American College of Chiropractic Prize for Research Excellence

Katie De Luca (Recipient), Sheng Hung Fang (Recipient), Justin Ong (Recipient), Ki Soo Shin (Recipient), Samuel Woods (Recipient) & Peter Tuchin (Recipient), 18 Mar 2017

Prize

Musculoskeletal Manipulations
Chiropractic
Low Back Pain
Quality of Life
Pain

Best poster

Katie De Luca (Recipient), Henry Pollard (Recipient), James Brantingham (Recipient), Tammy Cassa (Recipient) & Gary Globe (Recipient), 22 Nov 2009

Prize

Chiropractic
Posters
Hip Osteoarthritis

Best Poster Asia Pacific Region

Katie De Luca (Recipient), Lynne Parkinson (Recipient), Henry Pollard (Recipient), Julie E. Byles (Recipient) & Fiona M. Blyth (Recipient), 16 Mar 2015

Prize

Independent Living
Posters
Neuralgia
Arthritis

Activities 2014 2019

  • 12 Editorial work
  • 8 Oral presentation
  • 5 Invited talk

Moving Targets - Global Perspectives on Chiropractic's Core Purpose

Katie De Luca (Speaker)
22 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Characteristics of chiropractors who manage people aged 65 and older: A nationally representative sample of 1903 chiropractors

Katie De Luca (Speaker), Craig Moore (Speaker), Arnold Wong (Speaker), Matthew Fernandez (Speaker), Michael Swain (Speaker), Jan Hartvigsen (Speaker), Jon Adams (Speaker), Wenbo Peng (Speaker)
31 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Neck pain and cognitive function impairment among older adults in the United States general population

Katie De Luca (Speaker), Scott Haldeman (Speaker), Haiou Yang (Speaker)
31 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Journal)

Katie De Luca (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Arthritis Care and Research (Journal)

Katie De Luca (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work