Dr. Enix Dennis

Dr. Enix Dennis

Associate Professor of Research

Department of Research, Logan University
Ballwin, United States of America, 63011

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Dennis Enix is an Assistant Professor of research at Logan University Division of Research. A former mechanical Engineer in the aerospace industry, Dr. Enix graduated from Logan University with a doctorate in chiropractic degree in 1995 and a masters degree in business administration from Webster University in 2004. Dr. Enix completed a postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation and is Board Eligible and holds a Certification Level 1 through the American Chiropractic College of Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Enix worked in clinical practice for ten years prior to joining the Division of Research at Logan University. He is currently the Principal Investigator and Program Director for a multidisciplinary research collaboration with the VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center and the Saint Louis University Center Division of Geriatrics. The four year 1.2 million dollar HRSA funded study examines balance problems and low back pain in the geriatric population. His research includes collaborations include Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and the Department of Neurology & Psychiatry; the University of Missouri Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department; St. George's University School of Medicine; Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers. He currently serves on the North American Spine Society Research Councils Evidence-based Guideline Development Committee; and is a federal grant reviewer for the Health Resources & Services Administration. He is a member of the Institutional Review Board, the Masters Degree in Nutrition thesis committee and the graduate Research Committee at Logan University. In 2006 he participated in the Delphi panel on diagnostic imaging guidelines for spine and extremity disorders in adults. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal Topics in Integrative Health Care, and a peer reviewer for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spine, The Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, and the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.

Academic positions:

Assistant Professor, Logan University, Division of Research. Saint Louis, Missouri Research appointment, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. Saint Louis, Missouri Researcher, US Dept of Veterans Affairs, VA Hospital, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. Saint Louis, Missouri

Research interests:

Biomechanics of the sacroiliac joint, Finite Element computer modeling of the Spine, geriatric low back pain and postural control, sensory motor integration and the somatosensory system.

Any other information:

I am involved in two separate lines of research, a clinical trial and a biomechanical analysis of the sacroiliac joint. Currently I am the Principal Investigator and Program Director for a randomized controlled clinical trial examining a mixed modal treatment protocol for low back pain and postural control in the geriatric population funded by HRSA. This study is a collaboration with Logan University and Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. I am in working the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department to develop a Finite Element computer simulation of the Sacroiliac Joint and sacral articular cartilage. We are currently measuring the distribution of loads on sacral cartilage during angular rotation of the pelvis.

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus:

A new model for distribution of current scientific literature to scientists and clinicians that is accessible and has rapid publication times is needed to keep pace with the changes in information technology.