John Mayer, DC, PhD is Director of Research at US Spine & Sport Foundation and a faculty member in the Department of Biology at San Diego State University. Dr. Mayer also serves on the Board of Practice Standards and Ethics for the International Collegiate Commission of Exercise Science, and is a clinical research consultant for several institutions throughout the United States. He has published numerous scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters related to applied exercise physiology and physical rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Mayer has served as investigator on several projects funded by commercial and federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health. He helped develop a model to experimentally induce low back muscle soreness with strenuous exercise. Dr. Mayer earned a PhD in Exercise Science from Syracuse University where he was awarded the "Doctoral Prize" in 2001 for his outstanding research and scholarship. He also earned a DC degree from National College of Chiropractic. He can be reached at