The Frame-Corr Lab is based out of the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Our research focuses on whole person well-being, nutrition, and metabolic health and is conducted in partnership with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, the Office of Integrative Medicine and Health, the Resiliency & Well-being Center, and faculty across the Medical Enterprise.


Leigh A. Frame, PhD, MHS

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Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership

Program Director for Integrative Medicine

Associate Director of the Resiliency and Well-being Center

Dr. Leigh Frame brings nutrition and immunity together through clinical, translational research. Her T-shaped expertise in health, wellness, science, and medicine was developed through her wide-ranging experience in biomedical research (from wet bench to clinical research) and overseeing research and education programs, including the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP). She has extensive experience in the design of studies of all sizes and phases of research including secure, accurate data collection, and data safety and management.

She is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Recondite Consulting, which works with the pharmaceutical industry to improve clinical outcomes by identifying dietary and lifestyle factors affecting efficacy and safety. She serves on the boards of several healthcare and biotech companies and nonprofits globally. She is the co-host of the GW Integrative Medicine Podcast. In 2021, the International Forum for Advanced Healthcare named her among the Top 100 Health Care Leaders.

Dr. Frame is building a GW Integrative Medicine research program while directing the graduate education programs and the Office of Integrative Medicine and Health. She is also the co-founder and Associate Director of the GW Resiliency & Well-being Center. Her interests include the role of the microbiome and nutrition in health, the consequences of malnutrition in obesity, vitamin D as an immune-modulatory hormone, research ethics, and social media. Along with strengthening and cultivating the footprint of evidence-based Integrative Medicine at GW, Dr. Frame is broadening the foundation used to prepare students for professional certifications with an emphasis on expanding nutrition education. “GW is uniquely situated as a university that is growing and very forward-thinking,” she said. “It has its finger on the pulse of medicine and Integrative Medicine, which is the future of health care.”

Dr. Leigh Frame earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Distinction in the Major from Mary Baldwin College (now Mary Baldwin University) in Staunton, Va. She is a double graduate of the prestigious Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md., where she earned a Master of Health Science in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and a Doctor of Philosophy in International Health: Human Nutrition.

Patrick G. Corr, EdD, MEd, AFAMEE

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership

Vice Program Director for Integrative Medicine

Dr. Patrick Corr is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS); Vice Program Director, Integrative Medicine; and the director of the Governor's Health Sciences Academy, a dual enrollment partnership between GW SMHS and Alexandria City Public Schools. Dr. Corr has extensive experience in designing and leading qualitative and mixed methods health research and is current leading a study on the role of nutrition education in outpatient oncology clinics. In addition to this work, Dr. Corr serves as Co-Investigator on the Two in One Model, a grant program design to develop culturally responsive HIV and COVID-19 screening as well as Co-Investigator on a HRSA grant designed to develop pipelines into health professions for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Dr. Corr teaches coursework in qualitative research methodology, academic writing, and health equity. Dr. Corr's research interests are in subjective well-being, whole body health and nutrition, and addressing the academic and social inequities that impact health outcomes. He earned his doctorate in education at the George Washington University, his master's degree in education at Salem State University, and his Bachelor's degree in English and Gender Studies at Pace University. Dr. Corr is currently a candidate in the Master’s in Public Health (MPH) Nutrition program at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health.