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.


CLINICAL PROVIDERS
Amanda G. Smith, M.D.
Memory Specialist
Angela Hill, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
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Lori Grismore, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
lgrismor@health.usf.edu
Ashok Raj, M.D.
Memory Specialist
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Jennifer Bogush,
PET/CT Technologist
Nancy Teten, L.C.S.W.
Social Worker
Lucy Guerra, M.D.
Internal Medicine
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Hugo Narvarte, M.D.
Internal Medicine
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CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATORS
Jill Smith, M.A., CCRC
Assistant Director for Clinical Research

Beth Major, LPN, CCRC bmajor1@health.usf.edu

S. Nicole Williams, MS, MPH
Kelly Rodrigo, BA, 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.