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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
  • Curt Bay, PhD
  • Kellie Bliven, PhD
  • Parker Crutchfield
  • Brian Degenhardt, DO
  • Jane Johnson, MA
  • Kenneth Lam, ScD, ATC
  • Joan Leafman, PhD
  • Kevin Marberry, MD
  • Kathleen Mathieson, PhD
  • Tamara McLeod, PhD , ATC, CSCS
  • Karen Snider, DO
  • Cailee Welch, PhD

SRI Research Associates

  • Ken Pamperin, MS

General Areas of Research:

  • 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)

Current Projects: