ICOM faculty and students pursue innovative research in basic science, medical education, osteopathic principles and practice, and underserved and rural medicine.

The research mission at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is two-fold: to provide student doctors the necessary tools to become competent physicians in evaluating and producing medical research and to allow faculty and students to advance medicine and biomedical scholarship in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and beyond. Strategies and initiatives to achieve this mission are included in the Research Strategic Plan.


Osteopathic principles and practice
Medical education
Rural and underserved medicine
Obesity, Diabetes, and Cardiometabolic Syndrome
Cellular bioenergetics, free radicals and oxidative stress, muscle biology, cancer, diabetes
Neuroinflammation, gene regulation, cell motility in the central nervous system (CNS), CNS histology
Studies of mosquito gene expression and protein secretion

Research at ICOM