Clinical Experts

Byrd Institute Clinical Professionals include Neurologists, Internists, Geriatric Psychiatrists, Neuropsychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists, 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 Professionals undergoes continuous training and education 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.

Amanda G. Smith, M.D. Amanda G. Smith, M.D.
Memory Specialist
Curriculum Vitae
Angela Hill, PharmD Angela Hill, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Institute Profile
Lori Grismore, OTR/L Lori Grismore, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Ashok Raj, M.D. Ashok Raj, M.D.
Memory Specialist
Institute Profile
Jennifer Bogush, CNMT Jennifer Bogush, CNMT
PET/CT Technologist
Nancy Teten, L.C.S.W. Nancy Teten, L.C.S.W.
Social Worker
Curriculum Vitae
Lucy Guerra, M.D. Lucy Guerra, M.D.
Internal Medicine
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Hugo Narvarte, M.D. Hugo Narvarte, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Institute Profile
Dave Ettelson, Ph.D. Dave Ettelson, Ph.D.
Jill Smith, M.A., CCRC Jill Smith, M.A., CCRC
Assistant Director for Clinical Research
Beth Major, LPN, CCRC Beth Major, LPN, CCRC
Kelly Rodrigo, BA, CCRC Kelly Rodrigo, BA, CCRC
Haitham Abulaban, MBBS, CCRC Haitham Abulaban, MBBS, CCRC

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.