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Current Research

Center for Oral Health Research

  • Collaborative practice using teledentistry.
  • Enhancing Osteopathic Medical Education by Incorporating Medical Ultrasound Training for DO’s.
  • Recall of oral hygiene education among patients with special needs and their caregivers.
  • Special Care Dentistry online modules (; Health Resources and Administration Services grant, titled “Faculty Development in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene – Addressing the Oral Health Needs of the Underserved.”
  • Training dental hygiene students to care for individuals with special needs.

Center for Research in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

  • Multicenter study evaluating the Palpatory skills of first year medical students at KCOM, SOMA, and MUCOM using validated Models.
  • Use of Models to Assess the Accuracy of Positional Asymmetry Tests within osteopathic medical school curricula Advancing Medical Student Accuracy and Reliability Performance of Pelvic Positional Asymmetry Tests through Consensus Training and Objective Feedback
  • Advancing the Accuracy and Reliability of Manual Diagnostic Tests of select Medical Students.

National Center for Community Health Research

  • Million Hearts: Multi-Sector Collaborative Partnership to Advance Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring Nationally
  • Testing a model for improving colorectal and cervical cancer screening that embeds cancer screening improvement efforts within a comprehensive, evidence-based transformation approach (Value Transformation Framework)
  • Nationwide assessment of current vaccination activities and capacity to provide vaccination services in federally funded community health centers

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Traumatic Brain Injury Project

  • A capacity building project aimed at engaging traumatic brain injury survivors, their caregivers, and other stakeholders in comparative effectiveness research on TBI treatment and management.

ATSU-COME Fellowship Program

  • Sacrum study characterizing sacral motion when discrete forces are applied as would be during osteopathic palpatory examination
  • Use of ultrasound on sacral landmarks while force up to 100N applied
  • Use of motion capture and force sensing technologies to evaluate relationship between varying levels of force applied to the sacrum and the resultant displacement achieved during osteopathic palpatory examination
  • Objectifying sacral movement characteristics occurring during classical osteopathic sacral examination to assess the validity of current functional and diagnostic models accepted, used, and taught world-wide with the osteopathic profession