Clinical Experts

Byrd Institute clinical professionals include neurologists, internists, geriatric psychiatrists, an occupational therapist and a nuclear medicine technologist. Our clinical research coordinators have backgrounds in nursing, pharmacy, psychology, medical and university research.

Each of our clinical experts is specially trained to ensure the highest standards of patient care and clinical research. Our researchers have many years of clinical research experience as well as experience with industry-sponsored drug trials, bio-repository, neuro-imaging, data capture and more technical studies.


For information on current clinical trials please contact Jill Smith, MA, CCRC, Assistant Director for Clinical Research at (813) 974-4355.

We do NOT accept volunteers to assist with the administration of clinical research studies. If you would like to shadow a USF physician, please contact the academic department of interest directly for requirements.