While the day-to-day operations of The Osteopathic Research Center are managed primarily by the executive director and the research assistant director, several other faculty within the University of North Texas Health Science Center community help develop the center's research portfolio. Finally, the ORC works osteopathic physicians across the country through the CONCORD-PBRN on specific projects focused on the distinctive aspects of osteopathic medical practice.


ORC Executive Committee

John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA
Executive Director and Osteopathic Heritage Richards-Cohen Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research

Cathleen M. Kearns
Research Assistant Director

Lisa M. Hodge, PhD
Osteopathic Heritage Basic Science Research Chair

Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, ABPP
Director of Biopsychosocial Research



CONCORD-PBRN Executive Committee

The executive committee provides the strategic direction for the ORC. This group meets once each month, and may be convened more often if necessary.

John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA

Executive Director and Osteopathic Heritage Richards-Cohen Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research

Cathleen M. Kearns
Research Assistant Director