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.
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 Harbor's 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 is also a member of the All Cause Admissions and Readmissions Standing Committeee of the National Quality Forum. In addition, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Seior Care Pharmacist, the official journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, for over 20 years.
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, camping, 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 as Chair on the board of directors for Pinnacle Living 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 Senior Care 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/Old Dominion University with an emphasis on epidemiological methods.
Lisa lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, with her husband, two children, and 2 dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, outdoor activities, and making pottery.
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, 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.
Kim has over 30 years of experience as an accountant and has worked at Insight Therapeutics since September 2012. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is also a certified Microsoft Office Suite Instructor as well as a certified 200-hour yoga instructor.
Kim lives in Norfolk, VA 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 for her basket weaving business. Her baskets can be found at various art shows throughout OBX. Kim also enjoys traveling and hiking with her friends, the “Sole Hikers.”
Joanne Stewart works as a project coordinator and inhouse editor at Insight Therapeutics. She joined Insight in the Spring of 2013. As a project coordinator, Joanne’s responsibilities include assisting in the designing, preparing, planning, implementing, and reviewing of clinical trials. Joanne helps ensure adherence to institutional, local, federal, state, and company mandated standards with both sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials. As an inhouse editor, Joanne assists with proofreading of journal articles, contracts, publications, co-workers’ blogs, correspondence, and the like.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Prior to Joanne’s current position, she was an Insight research associate that provided support to the research team, a research network coordinator involved with database management/maintaining key resources utilized by the staff, and had served as the Assistant Editor of The Senior Care Pharmacist, journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), an international organization supporting rational geriatric pharmacotherapy. Joanne oversaw the processing of unsolicited manuscripts deemed acceptable for peer review and evaluation by the Editorial Review Board. She also worked with freelance medical writers in coordinating manuscript development and editorial review. Joanne had been designated the Poster Session Coordinator for ASCP’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition since 2013.
Before commencing her career at Insight, Joanne’s background included jobs that honed her business skills as an office manager for a geneticist and as an 18-year-career paralegal/legal assistant in Washington, D.C., that enabled her to acquire a wealth of valuable communication, time management, and strong research skills that translated extremely well to her current positions.
Originally, from “The Land” Joanne relocated years ago to Virginia Beach to be closer to family members. She still lives in Virginia Beach where she enjoys visiting with family and friends, walks along the beach, reading, cooking, crafts including stained glass and scrapbooking, biking, and traveling.
Michelle Trout is a project coordinator at Insight Therapeutics with the responsibility to assist in designing, preparing, planning, implementing, and reviewing clinical trials. Michelle helps ensure adherence to institutional, local, federal, state, and company mandated standards with both sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials.
Before embarking on her career with Insight Therapeutics, Michelle gained experience in clinical research through developing and implementing her own study regarding Oral Health in Older Adults and the relationship to overall health and wellbeing. She also gained valuable clinical knowledge through volunteering at hospitals as an EMT and Scribe of America Representative and becoming a clinical dental assistant for a periodontic/maxillofacial surgery office.
Michelle is a currently Doctoral Candidate at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she will obtain her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2025. Michelle earned her Master of Science degree in Public Health at the University of West Florida with a concentration in epidemiology and her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida. Throughout her years in higher education, she equipped herself with a thorough understanding of health sciences that has inspired and guided her to her career today.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys exercising, fishing, hunting, and being in the outdoors experiencing new adventures with her husband Tommy and black lab Mahi. Michelle also enjoys volunteering her time with the Hampton Veterans Medical Center and community shelters.
Alison Concilus is a project coordinator at Insight Therapeutics with the responsibility of assisting in the design, development, execution, and review of clinical research trials. Alison helps to ensure compliance with institutional, local, state, federal and company mandated standards within clinical research.
Before beginning her career with Insight Therapeutics, Alison gained experience in public health and program management through her time with the Health Analysis Department of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in Portsmouth, VA. She also completed an internship with the Virginia Department of Health and a Graduate Assistantship with the Old Dominion University Office of Health Promotion.
Alison earned her Master of Public Health from the joint MPH program of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University with a concentration in Health Promotion. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health Education from James Madison University. Alison also earned and continues to maintain her Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certification. Through her diverse experiences, Alison has gained invaluable insight into what is required to be an active advocate of public health.
Alison lives in Chesapeake where she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 kids and rescue dog, Luna. She also enjoys travelling, reading, and watching various sports, especially hockey, football, and soccer.
Allesha Peterson is a research associate at Insight Therapeutics. She supports the research team with site communications, data collection/entry, social media outreach as well as organizing project related documentation. She is experienced in effective communication, financial management, and project organization. Before her career at Insight Therapeutics, Allesha’s background was in logistics and supply chain management. Her time spent in this field has helped develop her strong work ethic, communication skills, and business knowledge she employs at Insight.
In 2016, Allesha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia Wesleyan College, now Virginia Wesleyan University. She is currently an MBA Candidate at Northcentral University with a concentration in Human Resources. Allesha is a member of SAM, the Society for the Advancement of Management, where she presented on The Keys to Social Entrepreneurial Success, at the 2016 SAM International Business Conference.
Allesha lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where she loves spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Coalby. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, volunteering, and playing softball.
Anna Jackson is a project coordinator at Insight Therapeutics with the responsibility to assist in designing, preparing, planning, implementing and reviewing clinical trials. Anna helps ensure adherence to institutional, local, federal, state, and company mandated standards with both sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials.
Before beginning her career with Insight Therapeutics, Anna gained experience in public health and project management through developing and implementing nutritional programs for adolescents and families through the AmeriCorps Program. She has worked in a variety of healthcare setting including state and local government, rural health and alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers.
Anna earned her Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Health from Tulane University. Anna also earned and continues to maintain her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.
Anna lives in Hampton where she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Rocky and Moose. She enjoys travelling the country, hiking and swimming recreationally.
Simone is a research associate at Insight Therapeutics. She supports the research team with site communications, data collection/entry, social media outreach as well as organizing project- related documentation. She is experienced in communication, customer service, and project organization.
Before her career at Insight Therapeutics, Simone served four years with the Rhode Island Army National Guard and worked five years in the security industry. Her last security position was at Rhode Technologies. Simone was a security escort in a chemical plant that produces opioid medications, where she secured safety in the labs and manufacturing buildings.
In 2018, Simone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Johnson & Wales University. Originally from Queens, New York, Simone loves visiting her family when she can. She enjoys relaxing by the waterfront, traveling, and reading with her wife. She loves her Domestic Shorthair Cat, Opal, as well!