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Center for Clinical Outcome Studies



The CCOS mission is to produce high-quality clinical outcomes research that promotes evidence-based, whole person healthcare to improve quality of life.

SRI Scientists

  • Alison Valier, PhD, Center Director
  • Brian Degenhardt, DO
  • Kevin Marberry, MD
  • Tamara McLeod, PhD
  • Karen Snider, DO

SRI Research Associates

  • Jane Johnson, MA
  • Ken Pamperin, MS

General Areas of Research and Current Projects:

  • Multicenter Osteopathic Pneumonia Study in the Elderly (MOPSE).
  • Evaluation of OMM Consult Effect on Length of Patient Stay.
  • Preventative Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT).
  • Use and Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Clinical Setting.
  • Health-related quality of life in various populations (eg, adolescents, dental patients, concussed individuals)
  • Health-Related Quality of Life in Dental Patients with Special Needs.*                       *Projects supported since 2009.