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, 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 with an emphasis on epidemiological methods.
Lisa lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, with her husband, two children, and dog. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, 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.
Melissa LaMantia is a senior research 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.
Melissa loves animals, yoga, comic books, and the ocean. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time 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, traveling, and hiking with her friends, the “Sole Hikers.”
Joanne Stewart is a Research Network Coordinator for Insight Therapeutics. She is involved in database management and assists with research for various projects. Joanne maintains key resources utilized by the staff.
Prior to this position, Joanne 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. She 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 Poster Session Coordinator for ASCP’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition since 2013.
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, 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 within her Master’s program at Prime Plus Norfolk Senior Center as well as gaining valuable clinical knowledge through becoming an EMT and Scribe of America Representative in her undergraduate degree.
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 have inspired her career today.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys playing sports, running, being in the outdoors and experiencing new adventures with her husband and dog. 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 trials.
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, daughter and rescue dog, Luna. She also enjoys travelling, reading, and watching various sports, her favorites being hockey, football and soccer.
Allesha Peterson is a research assistant at Insight Therapeutics. She supports the research team with site communications, data collection/entry, publications, as well as organizing and maintaining research documents. She is experienced in effective communication, financial management, and project management. Before her career at Insight Therapeutics, Allesha’s background was in logistics and supply chain management. Her time spent in these fields has helped develop her strong work ethic, communication, and business skills she uses today.
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 and published her research, 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.