John C. Licciardone, MBA, MS, DO

John Licciardone, MBA, MS,

Professor - Family Medicine
Family Medicine
Research interests:Preventive medicine, with an emphasis in preventing and treating chronic low back pain.

A Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Dr. John Licciardone has been a member of the faculty of UNT Health Science Center for more than 25 years.

Today, Dr. Licciardone is professor and executive director of the Osteopathic Research Center, where he also holds the position of Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Richards-Cohen Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research.

In 2012, Dr. Licciardone was appointed to a four-year term as a member of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health.

He is also director of the Consortium for Collaborative Osteopathic Research Development – Practice- Based Research Network (CONCORD-PBRN) and teaches physicians extensively on the use of evidence-based medicine and other clinical research methods.

Dr. Licciardone has been active in scientific publishing for more than two decades, serving on several journal editorial boards and as the founding editor of the former Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care.

Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Licciardone is the first osteopathic physician to receive a Midcareer Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health. He also has been a consultant to the World Health Organization on osteopathic medicine.

He served as principal investigator for the OSTEOPATHIC Trial, also known as the OSTEOPAThic Health outcomes In Chronic low back pain Trial. This five-year study randomized 455 subjects, making it the largest clinical trial ever undertaken on osteopathic manipulative treatment.

His research currently focuses on applying evidence-based medicine concepts to the prevention and treatment of chronic low back pain, using such interventions as spinal manipulation and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Licciardone has written numerous papers in this area, and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on osteopathic research.

He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.
Academic:Master of Business Administration, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

Residency in public health and preventive medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he concurrently received a Master of Science degree in preventive medicine

Residency in family medicine, Kennedy Memorial Hospital system, Saddle Brook, New Jersey

Rotating internship, Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, A. T. Still University, Kirksville, MO

Undergraduate studies in chemistry at Fordham University, New York

Honors:2013 – George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

2012 – Partners Against Pain Award, Purdue Pharma

2011 – President’s Faculty Award for Research Excellence, UNTHSC

2010 – J.O. Watson Award, Ohio Osteopathic Association

2008 – Benjamin L. Cohen Award for Outstanding Research Achievement, UNTHSC

2007 – Gutensohn-Denslow Research Award, American Osteopathic Foundation

2005 – Louisa Burns Memorial Lecture Award, American Osteopathic Association