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Hendrick Center for Research

Hendrick Center for Research provides the development and oversight to safely and effectively conduct research across a variety of specialty areas. To help advance healthcare, Hendrick offers phase 3 clinical trials and phase 4 observation trials, gaining early access to new technology, medications and devices for improving patient outcomes. Our goal is to make research studies and trials more accessible to the diverse communities we serve.

Overseen by a committee of individuals charged with reviewing and monitoring biomedical research involving human subjects, Hendrick Center for Research works under FDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations.

Hendrick current research areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgical
  • Oncology (Breast, Pancreatic, Colorectal, Lung)

Research Advisory Board

Name Role Association
Dr. Joji Varghese Committee Chair Hendrick Health
Dr. Joshua Reed Clinical Member Hendrick Health
Bailey Estes, NP Clinical Member Hendrick Health
Dr. Mustapha Khalife Clinical Oncologist Hendrick Health
Dr. Rob Wiley Non-voting member Hendrick Health
Emily Goolsby Clinical Member Hendrick Health
Lauren Dickerson Pharmacist Hendrick Health
Lindsey Guerrera Chaplain Hendrick Health
Sabrina Williams Community Liaison Suddenlink Communications
Danielle Goss Co-Chair/Non-voting member Hendrick Health
Susan Greenwood, BSN, RN, VP Non-voting member Hendrick Health
Anita Broxson Community Liaison Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
Donna Jennings Compliance Hendrick Health
Misty Woodard Risk Management Hendrick Health
Jordan Talley Community Pharmacist Barnes and Williams Drug Center

To download the Hendrick Institutional Review Board application, click here.

How to Get Involved

If you are an investigator or a sponsor who would like to do research at Hendrick Health:

  • Complete the online research proposal form here.
  • Provide the proposal protocol information and preliminary disclosure using the application or email to

Scientist/Nonscientist - Members whose training, background, and occupation would incline them to view scientific activities from the standpoint of someone within a behavioral or biomedical research discipline should be considered a scientist, while members whose training, background, and occupation would incline them to view research activities from a standpoint outside of any biomedical or behavioral scientific discipline should be considered a nonscientist. In addition, the IRB must have members with sufficient knowledge of the specific scientific discipline(s) relevant to the research that it reviews.