Beth McPherson Higdon, MS, CCRP, CRCP
Beth is a seasoned clinical research professional who has acquired a great amount of experience in different areas of clinical research throughout her 14 years of service to a clinical trials management company that served large healthcare systems, community hospitals, and physician groups. A leader in research billing compliance, Beth advises hospitals, clinics, sponsors, and other companies providing research administration services, to guide their efforts in billing compliance. Beth oversees the Research Administration service-line for DRS. Beth received her Master of Science degree from the University of Memphis.
Anu Mahatekar Brady, JD
Anu has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer, focusing her practice on legal research and writing contract law, and general litigation. She has worked in a multitude of areas, ranging from labor and employment law to cases involving pharmaceutical drugs and devices. Most recently, Anu worked in the health care division of an international risk management services company, providing insurance coverage to senior living facilities. Anu received her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. Anu holds law licenses in both Alabama and the state of Tennessee.
Jennifer Cramton Barnes, PhD, ELS
With over 13 years of pre-clinical and translational research experience, Jennifer is well-versed in identifying interesting research questions and translating pre-clinical studies into the clinical pipeline. As Director of Medical Affairs and Communications, Jennifer oversees the CRO service line for DRS, and manages the Medical Writing Division. Her experience as a medical writer and editor has provided practical knowledge of many different therapeutic areas of clinical research, both in the United States and abroad. Jennifer received her PhD in translational medicine from University College Dublin, Ireland.