Office of Research and Staff


Associate Dean for Research

Associate Dean for Research, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and
Chief Research Officer, Erlanger Health System


Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmD  | Associate Dean for Research and Chief Research Officer

(423) 778-6956


Institutional Review Board

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga


Stacey Hendricks, CIM | IRB Administrator

(423) 778-3818


Statistical Support

Contact Stacey Hendricks at (423) 778-3818 or via email at  to request statistical assistance for your projects.


Also, complete the form to request consultation, including statistical support, for your project:

Research Consultation Request form


Emergency Medicine Research

Department of Emergency Medicine, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga


Jessica Whittle, MD | Emergency Medicine Research Director

(423) 778-7628


Family Medicine Research

Department of Family Medicine, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga


James W. Haynes, MD | Emergency Medicine Research Director



Nephrology Research

Southeast Renal Research Institute


Kim Norwood, CCRC | Clinical Research Coordinator

Neurology Research

Chattanooga Center for Neurologic Research


Katrina Barton, CCRC | Clinical Research Coordinator

Obstetrics & Gynecology Research

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga

Stephen DePasquale, MD, Chair, Department of OB/GYN
(423) 778-7515 


Regional Obstetrical Consultants

Lorrie Mason, MSN | Clinical Research Coordinator

Orthopaedic Surgery Research

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga

Rachel Swafford, MPH, CPH | Senior Research Specialist


Caitlynn Smith | Administrative Research Assistant

Pediatric Research

Department of Pediatrics, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga

Charles Woods, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics
(423) 778-6185


Plastic Surgery Research

Department of Plastic Surgery, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga

Tara Lee Gray, MPH | Plastic Surgery Residency and Research Coordinator

(423) 778-9047

Radiology Research

Tennessee Interventional and Images Associates


Amy Knox, RN | Radiology Contact



Trauma/Surgery and Vascular Research

University Surgical Associates, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga


Pat Lewis, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator for Trauma


Urology Research

Department of Urology, UT College of Medicine  Chattanooga


Sandy Durain | Administrative Aide for Research

(423) 778-2091  



 Revised 11/26/2019


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