Our Valuable Team Members

Stephanie G. B. Sullivan, D.C.
Stephanie G. B. Sullivan, D.C.
Director, Dr. Sid E. Williams Center
for Chiropractic Research

Life UniversityDr. Stephanie Sullivan, Graduate of Life University’s College of Chiropractic 2008, serves as the Director of the Life University Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research (CCR). Dr. Sullivan’s responsibilities include mission driven leadership and advancement of the CCR, coordination of university chiropractic research initiatives, research compliance, and the conduct of chiropractic research. Utilizing her background in banking, marketing, and management Dr. Sullivan has worked to triple the number of research projects conducted at Life University as well as increase the rigor of studies to include high-impact clinical trials.

Dr. Sullivan is also a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute at the University of Georgia. Her research focus includes investigating attention, sensory gating, neural efficiency and the impact of chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic multisensory integration strategies on post-concussion syndrome and cognitive performance.

Ronald Hosek, MPH, D.C., Ph.D.
Ronald Hosek, MPH, D.C., Ph.D.
Ron Hosek has worked in research, both basic and applied since his undergraduate days. This work has been directed primarily in the medical and chiropractic fields but has included projects in many other diverse areas as well. He served on the research faculty of Life University through most of the 1980s, serving as department chair from 1983 to 1986. Prior to coming to Life, he served as Research Director for the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  Since leaving the Life faculty, he has been in the private practice of chiropractic and has worked as a consultant, focusing mainly on projects involving internet database and website creation. Dr. Hosek holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University, a DC degree from Life and an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Emory University.
Edward F. Owens, Jr. MS, D.C.
Edward F. Owens, Jr. MS, D.C.
Ed Owens has been involved in chiropractic research for more than 30 years. His background is in biomechanics with an MS in Engineering Science & Mechanics from Georgia Tech and a DC degree from Life University. He worked in the Life University research department from 1982-1999, serving on the research faculty and as editor of CRJ. He was then Research Director at Sherman College and also worked at Palmer College in biomechanics research and Northwestern Health Sciences University as Director of their Office of Data Management, an arm of the research department. Owens has over 50 publications and many conference presentations, including 4 award-winning papers. He is currently research director at TriMax Direct, a marketing firm in St. Paul where he is mastering database design and programming as well as statistical analysis.

He has worked with Ron Hosek on many projects over the years, both in research and in database software design. Together, they developed an office management system they marketed and maintained for 10 years. They also co-developed software in the Visual BASIC/MS-SQL environment to manage patient recruitment and screening for research projects.