MTF Awards Jerrilyn Cambron 2023 Distinguished Service Award

Posted:Thursday, November 16, 2023


Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron Presented with MTF 2023 John Balletto Distinguished Service Award

(Evanston, Ill., November 16, 2023) Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) President Adrienne Asta, BA, LMT, announced Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD, LMT, as the Massage Therapy Foundation 2023 John Balletto Distinguished Service Award recipient on November 3, 2023, at King’s Dining & Entertainment in Rosemont, Ill. Dr. Cambron was recognized for her service to the profession and her generous and long-time support of the Foundation.

Dr. Cambron is a Past President of the Massage Therapy Foundation, where she served as president for four years (2014-2018) and on the Board of Trustees from 2010-2019. She has served as a principal investigator on research studies focused on massage therapy and chiropractic care for 20+ years and has received funding for several research projects from federal agencies such as NIH and HRSA, as well as MTF and the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research. She spearheaded and managed the establishment of MTF’s MassageNet Practice-Based Research Network in 2009 with support from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Ill. Dr. Cambron is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, a peer-reviewed journal focused on providing evidence about manual therapies and movement techniques.

“We are very proud to give Dr. Cambron the MTF’s John Balletto Distinguished Service Award as her commitment and work to advance the mission of the MTF has been incredible.  Dr. Cambron embodies the essence of this award starting out as a MTF grantee and then serving as a volunteer, next serving as a Trustee and ultimately, for her four years of service as our Board President made a lasting positive impact on our work.  We are forever grateful for her wonderful efforts on our behalf,” said Gini Ohlson, MTF Executive Director.

“Thank you so very much for honoring me with this award. I’m humbled to receive it and am not sure how to express the true gratitude that I feel. It has always been my pleasure to represent the Foundation and to share our passion for research, education, and community service with others. The massage therapy profession can change people’s lives; and the Massage Therapy Foundation is a conduit for that change. Thank you for allowing me to be part of the process for so many years,” said Cambron.


About the Massage Therapy Foundation

The Massage Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity supporting scientific research, education, and community service for the massage therapy profession. The Foundation founded and publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal and provides many educational resources for massage therapists, educators, and students. MTF is an independent organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, resources, training, and services.

For more information about this award please contact: Gini Ohlson, Executive Director, 847.905.1520 or


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