Jongbae Jay Park, KMD, PhD, LAc

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    Dr. Park


    Assistant Professor, Director of Asian Medicine and Acupuncture Research, Editor of Complementary Therapies in Medicine (Elsevier), Inventor of Park Sham Device for Acupuncture Research (worldwide)


    KMD, Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea, 1995
    PhD, Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea, 2001
    PhD, Medical Sciences, University of Exeter, UK, 2002
    Postdoctoral Fellowship: Complementary Medicine, ILMAEK Medical Foundation, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of 
    Exeter and Plymouth, UK, 2002-2004
    LAc, North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board, 2008


    • integrative medicine
    • acupuncture for low back pain, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD), neck pain, knee pain, and headache
    • herbal medicine research
    • technology development in rehabilitation


    2013-2014  IBM UNC Junior Faculty Development Award

    Current Research

    Mechanism of Action of Acupuncture for Pain Reduction in Chronic Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) Patients
    Funding Agency: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacil Research/NIH K 12
    (PI: William Maixner, UNC School of Dentistry)

    Completed Research

    Effectiveness of a Care Package for Low Back Pain with Disc Herniation: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial
    Funding Source: Jaseng Medical Foundation
    PI: Jongbae Park, KMD, PHD, LAc

    Consultancy for Resident Research Activity for a Korean Teaching Hospital
    Funding Source: Jaseng Medical Foundation
    PI: Jongbae Park, KMD, PhD, LAc

    Selected Recent Publications

    Freed B, Assall OP, Panagiotakis G, Bang H, Park JJ, Moroz A, Baethge C. Assessing blinding in trials of psychiatric disorders: A meta-analysis based on blinding index. Psychiatry Res. 2014;Oct 30;219(2):241-247.
    doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.05.023. Epub 2014 May 22. Click here for abstract.

    Bang H, Park JJ. Blinding in Clinical Trials – A Practical Approach". Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2013;19(4):367-9.

    Moroz A, Freed B, Tiedemann L, Bang H, Howell M, Park JJ. Blinding Measured: A Systematic review of published randomized controlled of acupuncture trials. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2013.

    Iraj Kazemi, Zahra Mahdiyeh, Marjan Mansourian, Jongbae J. Park. Bayesian analysis of multivariate mixed models for a prospective cohort study using skew-elliptical distributions. Biometrical Journal. 2013; Apr 23. doi: 10.1002/bimj.201100208. [Epub ahead of print]

    Mansourian M, Mahdiyeh Z, Park JJ, Haghjooyejavanmard S. Skew-symmetric random effect models with application to a preventive cohort study: improving outcomes in low back pain patients. Int J Prev Med. 2013 Mar; 4(3):279-85.

    Park JJ, Beckman-Harned S, Cho G, Kim D, Kim H. The current acceptance, accessibility and recognition of Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States in the public, governmental, and industrial sectors. Chin J Integr Med. 2012; 18(6):405-408.

    Helene M. Langevin, Peter M. Wayne, Hugh Macpherson, Rosa Schnyer, Ryan Milley, Vitaly Napadow, Li Lao, Jongbae Park, Rick Harris, Misha Cohen, K. J. Sherman, Aviad Haramati and Richard Hammerschlag. Paradoxes in Acupuncture Research: Strategies for moving forward. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2011;2011:180805. [Epub 2010;Oct 11.]

    Lee H, Bang H, Kim Y, Park J, Lee S, Lee H, Park HJ. Non-penetrating sham needle, is it an adequate sham control in acupuncture research? Complement Ther Med. 2011; Jan;19 Suppl 1:S41-8.

    Curtis P, Gaylord S, Park J, Faurot K, Coble R, Suchindran C, Coeytaux R, Wilkinson L & Mann JD. Credibility of low-strength static magnet therapy as an attention control intervention for a randomized controlled study of craniosacral therapy for migraine headaches.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2011; Aug;17(8):711-21.

    Park JJ, Akazawa M, Ahn J, Beckman-Harned S, Lin F-C, Lee K, Fine J, Davis RT, Langevin H. Acupuncture sensation, Deqi, during ultrasound guided acupuncture needling. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2011; Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print.]

    Hunter RF, McDonough SM, Bradbury I, Liddle SD, Walsh DM, Dhamija S, Glasgow P, Gormley G, McCann SM, Park J, Hurley DA, Delitto A, Baxter GD. Exercise and Auricular Acupuncture for Chronic Low-back Pain: A Feasibility Randomized-controlled Trial. Clin J Pain. 2011; Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print.]

    Kolahi J, Bang H, Park J, Desbiens N. CONSORT 2010 and controversies regarding assessment of blindness in RCTs. Dental Hypotheses. 2010;1(2).


    Current Professional Memberships

    Board of Directors, Society for Acupuncture Research
    Board of Directors, International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
    Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Chinese Medicine
    Member, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine