Staff

Lawrence D. Sher, M.D. (Medical Director)

Dr. Sher has served as the principal investigator for over 200 clinical research trials focusing on conditions such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, hypertension, otitis media, pneumonia and sinusitis.

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Nadra (Monica) Saad, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Saad has been the sub-investigator for more than 200 research studies at PRA. Her clinical expertise includes studies focused on allergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, otitis media, pneumonia, sinusitis, and vaccinations.

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Laurence K. Gorlick, M.D.

Dr. Laurence K. Gorlick is board-certified in internal medicine and was also one of the first physicians to be board-certified in geriatrics in 1986. He has served as a sub-investigator for clinical trials focusing on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, blood pressure, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, and more.

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Jordan Wertheimer, CCRC

Jordan joined PRA in June 2011. He has since held positions of increasing responsibility within the company, including Senior Clinical Research Coordinator and Head of Recruitment. In April of 2014, Jordan was promoted to Site Director of Peninsula Research Associates.

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Debbie Cappy, CCRC

Debbie’s areas of expertise include allergic rhinitis, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, infectious diseases, otitis media, pain management, sleep disorders, and vaccinations.

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Ashley Bae

Ashley helps maintain a high level of patient care while ensuring our research goals are being met. Her research knowledge includes phase II and III clinical trials in areas such as asthma, COPD, eczema and peanut allergies.

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Rachel Carpenter

Rachel joined Peninsula Research Associates in 2015, bringing with her a plethora of medical research experience. Rachel not only worked as a research assistant in the Chemistry Department at Duke University, but also conducted her own research project at Saint Michael’s College.

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Shanti Teppara

Shanti currently devotes her time to PRA’s phase III trials, focusing primarily on asthma, atopic dermatitis and diabetes studies. Shanti has extensive experience working in a hospital setting. She currently volunteers at Kaiser Permanente as a Clinical Care Extender and Health Scholar and at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Jennifer Smith Sher

Jennifer plays a key role in the marketing development and public relations of Peninsula Research Associates. Some of her accomplishments include assisting in revamping the company website, breaking into social media marketing and creating successful advertising campaigns that have helped PRA meet their patient quotas.

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