Phoenix Staff

Phoenix Staff

Celerion’s team is made up of professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for participants. Each study team is led by a full time physician who is the Principal Investigator for the study. Our Principal Investigators have extensive experience working in the medical community.

The exceptional physicians, specialists and nurses at Celerion are focused on one commitment: to provide the highest quality care and the best quality of stay for participants.

Our participants are our partner in the clinical study process and this relationship is at the core of our approach to research and health care.

Dr. Danielle Armas M.D., Senior Principal Investigator

Dr. Armas earned her medical degree from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, where she was Chief Resident.  She practiced Family Medicine in a large, multi-specialty group for several years before joining Celerion as a Principal Investigator in 2012.  Dr. Armas brought preclinical research experience at Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic Arizona to her Celerion role.  She became a Senior Principal Investigator in 2017.

Dr. Terry O’Reilly M.D., Senior Principal Investigator

Dr. O'Reilly received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a family medicine residency at Tacoma Family Medicine in Tacoma, Washington. She brings over 19 years' experience in clinical research, IRB, and medical practice to the Celerion team. Certified Physician Investigator, Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Dr. Philip Mathew M.D., Principal Investigator

Dr. Mathew earned his bachelor's degrees in Medicine and Surgery from Calicut Medical College and his post-graduate medical degree in General Medicine from Christian Medical College, India. Dr Mathew completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Mathew has authored numerous publications and presentations. He brings over 20 years’ experience in clinical research before joining Celerion and is certified by the  Association of Clinical Research Professionals as a Certified Principal Investigator.

Dr. Mark Allison M.D., Sub-Investigator

Dr. Allison earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, then completed a family medicine residency at the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation, in affiliation with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He was in private practice for 21 years before joining Celerion. Certified Physician Investigator, Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Participants meet with a Celerion physician at the screening exam. During the study conduct participants will meet and interact with several other Celerion team members. The list below provides a brief description of the key Celerion team members that a participant will interact with during a clinical study.

  • Study Participant Representative
    Study Participant Representatives assist with the participant registration process and pre-screening for studies prior to the screening appointment. This team confirms screening appointments and contacts participants regarding new study opportunities.

  • Admissions Specialist
    Admissions Specialists coordinate the screening functions of each study. They work with the Principal Investigator to help ensure participants are qualified to participate based on their medical history and screening results. A member of the Admissions team welcome participants at each screening visit and are the main contact until study check-in.

  • Screening Conduct Associate
    At the screening visit Screening Conduct Associates complete the informed consent process and other screening assessments including measuring height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse as well as taking biological samples such as blood and urine. A Screening Conduct Associate will also complete the electrocardiogram (ECG), if required, during screening.

  • Study Manager
    A Study Manager is the main point of contact for participants throughout a study. Study Managers welcome all participants at check-in when the study orientation is given, and are responsible for organizing the conduct throughout the study.

  • Clinical Research Nurse
    Our team of nurses work closely with the Principal Investigators to monitor and ensure the safety and well-being of participants. Our nurses perform vital signs, electrocardiograms (ECG), and other study procedures as required.

  • Clinical Conduct Associate
    Clinical Conduct Associates monitor study participant activities and respond to their needs. These associates record study data and collect biological samples such as blood and urine. Additionally, their duties include taking vital signs, monitoring meals, performing electrocardiograms (ECG), and conducting height and weight measurements.