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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Clinical Research

Marcel Fraix Marcel Fraix, DO
Chair, Clinical Sciences Department Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
COMP-Pomona
mfraix@westernu.edu
Member – Research Committee
Research Interests:

  • Determining the role of lifestyle modification in preventing disease and promoting health
  • Understanding the impact of wellness education in addressing burnout in medical students
  • Measuring the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in patients with vertigo
Emmanuel Katsaros Emmanuel Katsaros, DO, FACR
Chair and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
COMP-Pomona
ekatsaros@westernu.edu
Research Interests:

  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies
  • Health Outcomes Research
  • Medical Education Research
Edie Sperling Edie Sperling, PT, DPT
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
COMP-Northwest
esperling@westernu.edu
Research Interests:

  • Anatomical and dissection-based research
  • Sports injuries: diagnosis and treatment
  • Clinical physical therapy exercise interventions
  • Manual therapy interventions in the osteopathic & physical therapy tradition
Dat Trinh Dat Trinh, DO
Chair & Associate Professor of Family Medicine
COMP-Pomona
dtrinh@westernu.edu
Research Interests: Emotional Intelligence and Inter-professional Treatment of Structural Related Disease with Osteopathic Manipulation.