Director of Research
Administration, Faculty, Research
B.S., University of Kansas 1981
R.N., Johnson County Community College 1984
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College 1988
M.S., University of Kansas 2000
Dr. Pfefer is a 1988 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College and practiced full-time for 11 years, and part-time for many more years in the Kansas City area. He returned to Cleveland in 1997, completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, and is currently working at the University as a Professor and Director of Research. In 2000 he earned an M.S. degree in exercise science with emphasis in sports biomechanics and nutrition education from the University of Kansas. Pfefer has received research funding from the National Institute for Chiropractic Research, and is on the review board for the Journal of Chiropractic Education and Topics in Integrative Healthcare. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Chiropractic Association, and the American Public Health Association. Pfefer has received certification by the American Chiropractic Association’s Chiropractic Rehabilitation Council. He is interested in health promotion and prevention, geriatrics and physical performance enhancement, and maintains a strong interest in teaching and mentoring chiropractic students.