CNS Healthcare
Memphis - East

Since the year 2000, our Memphis location has been involved in hundreds of clinical trials. Located in East Memphis, between the I-240 and Kirby Pkwy, we’re on the 4th floor of the PennMarc Building.

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Meet Our Memphis - East Investigators

Lora McGill, MD FAAN

Dr. Lora McGill has been conducting research since 2001. She has been an Investigator on well over one hundred industry sponsored trials for diseases and conditions across numerous medical and central nervous system conditions.
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Valerie Arnold, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP, AC Psych

Dr. Valerie Arnold is a Principal Investigator for the Memphis office and a member of the CNS Healthcare of Memphis founding team. She has earned a reputation as an excellent researcher with outstanding clinical skills and a strong focus on quality.
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Lisa Usdan, MD

Dr. Usdan, an Investigator for our Memphis site, has over nine years of experience in diabetes, obesity, thyroid, diabetic neuropathy, hypertension, osteoporosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pituitary diseases and internal medicine.
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Codi Anthony, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Anthony is a board-certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practicioner. She holds a DNP from the U of Arkansas. Prior to joining our team, she practiced in a number of outpatient and inpatient mental health clinics, including the US Army Combat Operatoinal and Stress Control Unit.
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Carolyn “Kaki” Scatamacchia, MSN, NP-C

Carolyn “Kaki” Scatamacchia, MSN, ARNP received her degree from University of Memphis in 2013 along with FNP credentialing from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner's. She has over 20 years of nursing experience working with patients and families in the Emergency Room, Critical Care Units and Home Health.
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Research Team


Kelly Iskiwitz, BS



Charles Grandberry, BS, EMT

Triage Manager


Monica Toor, MD

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

Memphis, TN

6401 Poplar Ave Suite 420

Memphis, TN 38119


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