RESEARCH IMPACT: PATIENT CARE
Dr. Hebert is researching how musculoskeletal (MSk) disorders (primarily back pain) relate to other diseases that develop over the lifespan of an individual—particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
“As health researchers, we usually attempt to undertake research with the largest potential to benefit society. Cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of mortality worldwide, while back pain is the largest source of disability. Therefore, it is important to understand how these diseases relate to each other and attempt to identify what could be responsible for these links.” – Dr. Jeff Hebert