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Dr. Licciardone’s research focuses on prevention and treatment of chronic pain. He holds the Richards-Cohen Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research and directs the Osteopathic Research Center, including its PRECISION Pain Research Registry. The latter studies precision medicine and biopsychosocial approaches to pain management, including use of pharmacogenetics to optimize opioid prescribing and avoid unintended consequences of their use. He received a Midcareer Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and served as an expert panelist for NIH in the area of chronic pain. He recently served on the Work Group that developed NIH’s Federal Pain Research Strategy. Dr. Licciardone is recognized by Expertscape as the leading international expert in osteopathic manipulation, and has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization on regulatory and safety issues relating to osteopathy in Europe and other nations. He directed the OSTEOPATHIC Trial, a five-year study funded by NIH that demonstrated substantial improvements and recovery from chronic low back pain with osteopathic manipulation. He is presently a Co-Investigator in the $14 million Prevention of Acute to Chronic Back Pain Trial (PACBAC Trial), a national study to assess the efficacy of patient self-management and spinal manipulation in preventing chronic low back pain.

Education/Academic qualification

MBA, Texas Christian University

DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

MS in Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University

BS in Chemistry, Fordham University

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Projects 2009 2021

Research Output 1989 2019

Open Access
Osteopathic Physicians

Transitioning from acute to chronic pain: A simulation study of trajectories of low back pain

Su, J., Du, Y., Bevers, K., Xiao, P., Licciardone, J., Brotto, M. & Gatchel, R. J., 6 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Translational Medicine. 17, 1, 306.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Low Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Acute Pain
Low Back Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Philosophy of osteopathic medicine

Seffinger, M. A., Hruby, R. J., Rogers, F. J., Willard, F. H., Licciardone, J., Jones, J. M. & King, H. H., 17 Dec 2018, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Science, Clinical Applications, and Research: Fourth Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health Pharma Solutions (Europe) Ltd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Osteopathic Medicine
10 Citations (Scopus)

Research Agenda for the Prevention of Pain and Its Impact: Report of the Work Group on the Prevention of Acute and Chronic Pain of the Federal Pain Research Strategy

Gatchel, R. J., Reuben, D. B., Dagenais, S., Turk, D. C., Chou, R., Hershey, A. D., Hicks, G. E., Licciardone, J. C. & Horn, S. D., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Pain. 19, 8, p. 837-851 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Pain
Chronic Pain
Tertiary Prevention