Northern California Research

Center Information

Laurie Johnson, CCRC
Site Director
Northern California Research
3840 Watt Ave. Building E
Sacramento, CA 95821

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Healthy Volunteers
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 208
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 20000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 1 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 70
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


Dedicated research site that is also inclusive of an Internal Medicine Private Practice. Research is dedicated to a full time status.

Research site started in October of 1996. Our office is conveniently located in North Sacramento.

The mission of Northern California Research is to research, discover and apply knowledge to improve health, medical education and reduce illness. Northern California Research prides itself to providing our sponsors with quality data from a site which excels at accelerated study start-up, rapid enrollment of qualified subjects, and accurate execution of the research requirements. We are committed to providing our patients with an exceptional research experience given with care and respect. We also are committed to maintaining a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity and new ideas.


Internal Medicine, all areas related to primary care ie; hypertension, diabetes, COPD, women's health, erectile dysfunction etc.

Forest, AstraZeneca, Salix, Intarcia, Wyeth, Pfizer, Merck, Allergan, NeurAxon, Palatin, Warner Chilcott, Bristol Myer Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, Taro, Cubist, Watson, Pearl, Mylan, Orexigen, Agile, etc.

Conducting studies for 19 years.


Centrally located in the Sacramento area. Public transportation available to site. Site is an outpatient clinic that is set up for long term visits such as PK or multiple procedures.

  • ECG equipment
  • -70 freezer
  • refrigerated centrifuge
  • locked storage for IP all classes including schedule II requirements
  • PFT
  • Ultrasound
  • Uroflow equipment
  • phlebotomist
  • Certified Coordinators
  • sites for mammography, transvaginal ultrasounds and endometrial biopsy
  • 9 exam rooms
  • In-House quality assurance CRA full time
  • Certified PI thru ACRP
  • Updated SOP's
  • In-house patient recruitment team
  • EDC experience


Certified Principal Investigator

Dr. Young has over 19 years of research experience in all aspects of conducting outpatient clinical trials.


Principal Investigator

Dr. Carson has 2 years of research experience.


Douglas Young, MD. - Internal Medicine
19 years of research experience, board certified

Gary Carson, MD – Family Practice
Over 2 years of research experience, board certified


Stacy Woodward, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
18 years of research experience

Sampreet Kaur, Clinical Research Coordinator
2 years research experience

Dorian Helms, Clinical Research Coordinator
9 years of research experience

Claudia Diaz, Clinical Research Coordinator
9 years of research experience

Iliana Rodriguez, Site Study Specialist
1 year research experience

Michelle Hisey, Research Assistant
3 years research experience

Laurie Johnson, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, Site Director
22 years of research experience


We have a current patient database with just over 20,000 subjects. The database is updated monthly and includes diagnosis, gender, age and medications. Most of our patient population is Caucasian and fit an age group of 30-80.


Site uses a central IRB

Contact Center

If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss clinical trials, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.