Insight Therapeutics has a small, specialized staff with backgrounds in clinical pharmacology, public health, epidemiology, geriatric medicine, medical writing, and academic publishing. We consult with a wide variety of professionals in multiple specialty areas, depending on project needs. Our wide network of collaborators allows us to be nimble in quickly meeting client needs for a variety of projects.
Dr. Davidson is a cofounder and partner of Insight Therapeutics. He is an assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine with the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he is also vice chair of the Institutional Review Board. In addition, he is the Editor-in-Chief of The Consultant Pharmacist, the official journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, an international organization supporting rational geriatric pharmacotherapy.
Ed is a leading authority in research on geriatric-related health issues and serves as a consultant to academia, associations, and industry on geriatrics and pharmacotherapy. He has participated in the analysis of clinical trial data for data safety monitoring boards, coordinated clinical trials in nursing facilities, and conducted secondary data analyses on nursing home data sets. In addition, he has an active clinical practice covering long-term care and disabled children and adults.
Since 2006, Ed has served on the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), a multi-stakeholder initiative to address problems patients encounter during care transitions. He now sits on the Board of this organization as well as that of Harbors Edge, a continuing care retirement community in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a current member of the AMDA Transitions of Care Committee and participated in the development of the Transitions of Care in the Long-Term Care Continuum Practice Guideline.
Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wofford College, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a Master in Public Health degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School with an emphasis on epidemiological methods.
Ed lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, with his wife and two dogs, Izzy and Rusty. He enjoys cycling, hiking, and salt water fishing in his free time.
Lisa Han is a cofounder and partner of Insight Therapeutics, LLC. She has expertise in research on geriatric-related health issues and long-term care, and has worked as an investigator, project manager and consultant for numerous studies. She has experience managing, analyzing, and reporting on data from secondary databases, clinical trial datasets, and pharmacy claims data. Lisa has played an active role in multiple epidemiological and clinical research studies, including large-scale pragmatic clinical trials. She has a strong interest in areas around chronic diseases related to aging, disease prevention, health care economics, and care transitions.
Lisa serves on the board of directors for Pinnacle Living Retirement Communities, a nonprofit organization with continuing care and retirement communities in multiple locations throughout Virginia. She is active in scientific writing and manuscript preparation, and currently serves on the editorial review board for The Consultant Pharmacist journal. She also has a certificate in medical writing from the American Medial Writers Association.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on finance from Old Dominion University. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School with an emphasis on epidemiological methods.
Lisa lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling, reading, and making pottery.
Danielle Desser, MS, CCRC, is a Clinical Research Manager who has been involved in a large variety of randomized controlled interventional and clinical device trials since 2007. She has specialized skills in clinical trial oversight and regulatory requirements of human subjects research. After performing bench research for several years, including presenting her work to the American Society of Microbiology, Danielle transitioned into clinical trial research, managing and coordinating cardiac trials for Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.
She earned her Bachelor and Master of Biological Sciences degrees from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She was awarded the Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) credential from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
Danielle lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, with her husband, son, and their rescue Greyhound, Arya. In her spare time, she enjoys complex art puzzles and is an interior design specialist.
Emily Dunn serves as an administrative assistant at Insight Therapeutics. She provides support in managing general day to day office operations, as well as assisting with specific projects and tasks involving both Insight Therapeutics and the Consultant Pharmacist journal, particularly any that involve document layout and graphic design. She has experience in customer service, invoicing and billing processes, data entry and management, and graphic design.
Emily earned her Bachelor of Art degree in Graphic Design and Marketing from California State University at San Bernardino.
Emily lives in Virginia Beach and in her free time enjoys working on a variety of creative projects including drawing, painting, and jewelry-making.
Melissa LaMantia is a project coordinator at Insight Therapeutics involved in organizing activities at clinical trial sites for large scale, pragmatic clinical trials, and overseeing site monitoring activities. She is also involved in coordinating and conducting informed consent of nursing home residents and training research sites on clinical trial activities. In addition, she is involved in the development of technology tools to perform electronic informed consent. She came to Insight with prior experience in research at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, and the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has also participated in patient-centered clinical counseling and web-based marketing.
Melissa earned her Master of Arts degree in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College with a focus on learning and technology in the medical field, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Simmons College with a concentration in biopsychology. She is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, and the American Psychological Association.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys yoga, comic books, hiking, and relaxing at home with her husband and two cats.
Kim Prince provides financial analysis and bookkeeping expertise to Insight Therapeutics. She has more than 30 years of experience as an accountant, providing services to for- and non-profit companies in Norfolk, Virginia. She is also a certified Microsoft Office Suite Instructor as well as a certified 200-hour yoga instructor.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Kim lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband and dog, Bella. She spends her free time on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where she enjoys the beach and weaving baskets and traveling and hiking with her friends, the “Sole Hikers”.
Peter Radlowski is a project coordinator for Insight Therapeutics and is involved in large scale pragmatic clinical trials, and other innovative long-term care research projects. He also has responsibility for training research sites on clinical trial activities and in coordinating and conducting nursing home resident informed consent. In addition, Peter has an interest in clinical research technology applications and is coordinating development of tools to perform electronic informed consent.
Prior to joining Insight, Peter conducted a retrospective review of clinical trials involving head and neck cancer as part of his graduate work, and taught biology and chemistry at Mohawk Valley Community College, in Utica, New York. Peter’s varied background, including a stint in real estate management, provides a unique perspective helpful in research discussions.
Peter has earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from SUNY Geneseo, and is a member of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. He earned his Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Natural Science from Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute through SUNY Buffalo with a focus on epidemiology and cancer biology.
Peter lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with his wife, rescue dog, IgE, and two cats, Lana and Woodhouse. In his spare time, Peter enjoys hiking, biking, and playing the guitar.
Joanne Stewart is the Assistant Editor of The Consultant Pharmacist, the official journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), an international organization supporting rational geriatric pharmacotherapy. In this role, she oversees the processing of unsolicited manuscripts deemed acceptable for peer review and evaluation by the Editorial Review Board. She also works with freelance medical writers in coordinating manuscript development and editorial review. She has been the designated Poster Session Coordinator for ASCP’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition since 2013. In addition to managing manuscripts and poster submissions, Joanne handles database management and assists with research tasks for various projects.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Joanne lives in Virginia Beach where she enjoys reading, cooking, crafts including stained glass and scrapbooking, sightseeing and walking her dog, Tucker.