Meet the CRRO Team

Mary-Tara RothMary-Tara Roth, RN, MSN, MPH
Director
617-638-8876
mtroth@bu.edu

As Director of the CRRO, Mary-Tara is responsible for defining the office’s services and overseeing the implementation of those services to support clinical researchers at BUMC.  In addition, she works at providing services to investigators and study teams, especially in the areas of regulatory consultation and training for all levels of the research team.

Mary-Tara has a BS in Psychology from Tufts, a BS in Nursing from Johns Hopkins, and a Master’s in Nursing and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins.

IMG_20160414_162225_edit_edit-DamusKarla Damus, PhD, MSPH, MN, RN, FAAN
Clinical Research Regulatory and Education Manager
Administrator, Clinicaltrials.gov
617-638-8862
damusk@bu.edu

Karla assists investigators in compliance with the regulations, guidances, policies and best practices guiding clinical and human subjects research and provides consultations on protocol planning, study design, and IRB applications. She also organizes, maintains and develops current and new educational offerings on the proper conduct of research for all levels of the research team. As the Clinicaltrials.gov administrator she helps BU Medical Campus and BMC researchers in register, update and report results. Karla is an epidemiologist, researcher, educator, and nurse.  She received her PhD in epidemiology from UC Berkeley.

Abdalla Abdussamad, MD, MAAbdalla
Human Research Quality Manager
617-414-1317
abdallaa@bu.edu

As a Human Research Quality Manager, Abdalla is responsible for conducting quality assurance reviews and audits for clinical research studies at BMC and Boston University Medical Campus. He has extensive experience in conducting and managing clinical trials among HIV population. Abdalla has completed two years of posdoc research fellowship at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston University. He received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Investigation from Boston University and Medical Degree from Faculty of Medicine University of Tripoli.

Gina Daniels, BSGina
Human Research Quality Manager
617-414-1336
gdaniels@bu.edu

As a Human Research Quality Manager, Gina is responsible for conducting quality assurance reviews and audits for clinical research studies conducted at BMC and Boston University Medical Campus.  She also manages the Research Professionals Network. Gina graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Biology and Environmental Science and is currently enrolled in the part-time MBA program at Boston University. Gina has had experience as a Study Coordinator in sleep medicine research and a Regulatory Coordinator in infectious diseases research.

Fiona Rice, MPHFiona
Human Research Quality Manager
617-414-1307
fionar@bu.edu

As a Human Research Quality Manager, Fiona is responsible for conducting Quality Assurance (QA) Reviews and  Audits for human research studies conducted BMC and Boston University Medical Campus.  Fiona’s background includes many years of experience coordinating epidemiologic research projects and clinical trials.  She received her BS in education at Northeastern University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University.