Stephen Perle, DC

Stephen Perle, DC

Title: Professor of Clinical Sciences
Department: College of Chiropractic
Contact Information: perle@bridgeport.edu

Joining UBCC

Before coming to UB had a sports chiropractic practice in Manhattan and was very active in long distance running and track and field. I’ve been a finish line triage supervisor and chiropractic coordinator for the NYC Marathon. I was a member of the certification board for sports chiropractors, the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Then in 1991 I was medical director for the USA Track and Field Championships, a first for chiropractic. That was a pinnacle in my career as a sports chiropractor. I decided I wanted to give back to my profession by teaching and doing research. So I sold my practice and joined the inaugural faculty of UBCC.

Small Classes and Inspiring Students

In the time I have been at UBCC I’ve had the privilege to teach every graduate of the college. These students have inspired me to work to improve both our education here at UBCC as well as improving our profession. I love teaching at University of Bridgeport for many reasons. I appreciate the high quality of students we have and the close interaction we have, due to our small class sizes. Also, I appreciate the interactions I have with my colleagues in the other academic programs at UB. This is unusual in chiropractic education in the US and of great intellectual benefit to me and ultimately my students.

Staying Active

I am very active in the American Chiropractic Association and the Connecticut Chiropractic Association, serving on a variety of committees. I also chair the Research Commission for the International Chiropractic Sports Federation.

My research interests are:
Biomechanics of manipulation
Measurement of quality of chiropractic care

I am an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. As well as serving on the editorial board and as a peer reviewer for other publications. I write on ethics for two chiropractic publications.