Get ready to shape the future of medicine for DEPRESSION by taking part in research at CNS Healthcare Memphis - East

Located in East Memphis, between the I-240 and Kirby Pkwy, we’re on the 4th floor of the PennMarc Building. We have a large parking area with plenty of free parking.

Schedule an appointment with our East Memphis location to see if this study is right for you!

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Why participate in a clinical trial?

Free Care
No health insurance is needed to and you gain access to world-class doctors and specialists, full diagnostic work-up and advanced treatment at no cost.
Same Day
No need to wait weeks or months to see a specialist. We can see you same-day. We even take walk-ins! We hope to see you soon!
Latest Treatments
Receive access to  medications and cutting-edge treatments that are currently unavailable anywhere else (free of charge!). 
Financial Benefits
Receive compensation for time, travel and participation. The amount varies depending on the length of the study and frequency of visits to our office.
Help Others
Help others with the same or similar illness…possibly your own children or grandchildren and others for generations to come.
Learn More
Clinical trials give you a chance to learn more about you and gain a better understanding of your illness…and maybe even gain a more positive outlook!
Leading Specialists
The researchers leading our clinical trials are experts in their field. Their knowledge and experience are what sets us apart.

How It Works

In just three easy steps, you can be on your way to making medical history!

Determine Eligibility


Schedule a free 30-minute consultation to learn if there’s a trial that is right for you. Just make an appointment using the form at the top of this page.

Hear The Options


If there is a study that is a good fit, we’ll give you all of the details you need to decide if you want to move forward. If not, we can always add you to the wait list for an upcoming study.

Make a Decision


Now that you have all of the details, it’s up to you to take the next step! Of course, we’ll always be around to answer questions and help you enroll when you’re ready.

Meet Your Medical Team

Your safety and well-being always has been and always will be our #1 concern! We opened our doors in 1996 and our medical team has conducted hundreds of clinical trials that have safely led to 100’s of new and improved medications and treatments that are now available at your local pharmacy thanks to volunteers like YOU!

Dr. Lisa Usdan
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology
Trained in Obesity Medicine
With CNS Healthcare since 2012
"Each new medication gives us the opportunity
to find the right treatment for everyone."
Dr. Lora McGill
Board Certified in Neurology and Neurophysiology
With CNS Healthcare since 2001
"Over the years, a lot of people have really
benefited from the work we do."
Dr. Valerie Arnold
Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Joined CNS Healthcare in 2001
"My goal is to find a way to help each person who comes to our office."
Carolyn “Kaki” Schatamacchia,
Nurse Practitioner
Joined CNS Healthcare in 2014
"A professional and confidential relationship
is what my patients will receive."
Codi Anthony, DNP, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
Joined CNS Healthcare in 2020
"Tomorrow’s treatments may already be in reach for my patients."
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Meet Your Research Team

Kelly Iskiwitz, BS


Charles Grandberry, BS, EMT

Triage Manager

Catherine Houpt, MSW, LCSW

Project Manager/Rater

Robyn Presley, BS

Senior Project Manager/Rater

Leslie Lazar, RN, BSN

Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse

Jernell Borders-Fair, RN

Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse

Anekeya Stewart, RN

Clinical Research Nurse

Carol Marsh, RN

Clinical Research Coordinator

Melissa Flowers, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Tavia Flagg

Research Assistant

Lakeshia Pipkin, MA, BA

Research Assistant

Irene Woods-Powell, CNA

Research Assistant

Mia Boyd, BS

Research Assistant

Amber Jones, BS

Research Assistant/Regulatory Affairs/EDC

Erin Wells, BS, COTA/L

Regulatory Specialist

Vanessa Wheeler, MS

QA Specialist

Penny McCracken

Intake Specialist

Porsha Rooks, AS

Office Manager

Brandi Gruber, BS

Community Relations Manager

Have questions?
Give us a call or send an email!

6401 Poplar Ave.

Suite 420

Memphis, TN 38119

 (901) 843-1045