Director of Operations
Care Access Research, Huntington Beach
19582 Beach Blvd., Suite 320
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Care Access Research, Huntington Beach is an independent research center specializing in Phase II - IV clinical trials. Conveniently located in Southern California, we are able to reach surrounding communities of Orange County with a population of approximately 3 million people. Specializing in rheumatology and internal medicine, our center reaches a broad majority of the population, allowing us to continue our mission to make clinical trials an accessible care option for all patients.
Our dedicated research staff has over 10 combined years in research experience with trial experience in Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Additional areas of interest include but are not limited to Osteoarthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, and Lupus.
We offer convenient outpatient facilities with on-site blood draw and IV infusion capabilities. Our waiting area is large and comfortable providing study appropriate reading materials, snacks, and beverages for our patients and visitors.
Our dedicated research space includes multiple exam rooms and a locked, temperature-monitored, ambient, refrigerated, and frozen IP storage areas. The facility maintains a locked study document storage area as well as a comfortable monitoring area with access to a telephone, copier, fax, and high-speed internet connection.
Dedicated research equipment includes a centrifuge, -20°F locked freezer, locked refrigerator, locked drug storage cabinet, ECG machine, backup power with power outage alarm, blood pressure and vitals unit, and crash cart.
In addition to our Rheumatology research team, our site maintains relationships with research experienced dermatologists, ophthalmologists, radiologists, pulmonologists, and PET and MRI facilities.
Christine Thai, MD, Principal Investigator: Dr. Thai is a board-certified rheumatologist in private practice and is affiliated with Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach. Dr. Thai is consistently recognized as a top enroller and continues to meaningfully contribute to all trials she is involved in. She has over 30 years of clinical experience and a growing practice that are cared for by herself and her capable and caring team.
Azadeh (Lisa) Majlessi, MD, Sub-Investigator: Dr. Majlessi board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine with affiliations with multiple hospitals in the Huntington Beach area. In clinical practice for over 20 years, Dr. Majlessi works closely with Dr. Thai to provide high-quality care to their patients.
Marjorie Rivera, BBA, LVN, Clinical Research Coordinator: Marjorie is a senior research coordinator at the site with over 10 years of experience in clinical research, participating in over 60 clinical trials. In addition to her role as a Clinical Research Coordinator she has experience being a Psychometric Rater, Clinical Research Associate, and Clinical Research Manager. She is certified in Intravenous therapy, IATA, and BLS.
Danna Ramos, RN: As seasoned a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical experience, Danna supports our research as a joint assessor and pharmacist.
Our PI’s are highly respected and well-known physicians in the community. Our site has relationships with local businesses, nursing homes, hospitals, and primary care physicians, helping us to maintain a large recruitment potential.
We have dedicated support staff for budget and contract negotiations, regulatory submissions to central IRB’s, patient recruitment, equipment management, and IT support. We benefit from the additional capabilities provided by the national Care Access Research network of sites.