William C. Meeker, DC, MPH

Association of Chiropractic Colleges
President, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West Campus


Dr. Meeker was appointed president of the West Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2007. Prior to that he was Vice-President for Research for Palmer College of Chiropractic, and the Director of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR). During his 12 year tenure, the PCCR was awarded over $20 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) making it the largest and most-highly funded chiropractic research program in the world. He was the Editor of the Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal System, and now currently serves on the editorial boards of The Spine Journal, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and others. Dr. Meeker has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters and has made over 100 scientific or policy presentations to multidisciplinary audiences around the world. He is a former member of the National Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health, and a former member of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association. In addition to serving on the board of ACIH, he is a member of the non-profit boards of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, and the Academy for Integrative Health and Medicine. Dr. Meeker received his BA in political science from Wabash College in 1973, his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1982, and his Master of Public Health degree from San Jose State University in 1988.