Our DS Research staff consists of hard working individuals with backgrounds in Nursing, Biology, Kinesiology, Applied Sciences and Business Administration/Marketing.
Sarah M. Youssif, Administrative Operations
Sarah graduated from the University of Louisville with her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in Marketing in 2016. During her time at the University of Louisville, Sarah was an active member of Sigma Kappa sorority as well as the Student Marketing Association.Upon graduating, Sarah joined DS Research as the Administrative Operations Manager, playing a vital role is the companies day to day operations. Sarah is responsible for various duties at DS Research including administrative duties, marketing development and more.
Phone: 502-585-9059 x 157
Rachel G. Applegate, Medical Assistant
Rachel graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2015 with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Rachel joined DS Research in January of 2017 and plays a vital role in patient care and preparation. Rachel is responsible for many duties such as ensuring patient information is obtained, preparing patients for their visits as well as making sure all patients needs are met during their time at DS Research.
Phone: 502-585-9059 x 151
Haley C. Jordon, RN
Haley graduated from Ivy Tech in 2017 with her Associates in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse shortly after. Haley joined DS Research in 2017 as a research study coordinator and plays a vital role in patient care as well as managing multiple research studies. Haley plays a large role in guaranteeing patients receive the upmost care during their time in research studies.
Phone: 502-585-9059 x 158
Brittany Knight, CRC
Brittany has extensive experience in the research field having worked as a research coordinator for the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine and also with Norton Healthcare in both the Community Cancer Center and Cardiovascular Disease departments. In 2009, she received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health from Indiana University. Brittany joined DS Research in February of 2016 and continues to excel in overseeing patients’ safety as a research coordinator.
office: 502.373.2849 x102
Anna E. Duncan, RN, BSN
Anna joined DS Research in May of 2016 upon graduating from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude. During her time at the University of Louisville, Anna was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She was also inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society for achieving high academic nursing achievements as an undergraduate student. While in nursing school, Anna furthered her education by becoming a University of Louisville Nursing Research Honors Scholar and conducted research on heart rate variability in preterm infants. Anna also acted as an undergraduate nursing mentor for incoming nursing students. Upon joining DS Research in 2016, Anna resumes a position as a clinical research coordinator for our New Albany, Indiana office.
Office: 502.373.2849 x 101
Misty L. Humphress, RN, BSN, CCRC
Misty has been with DS Research for almost 15 years specializing in quality control and regulatory requirements, in addition to seeing study patients. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing in 1998 from Jefferson Community College, before going on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University Southeast in 2001 with Sigma Theta Tau Honors. Misty became certified as a clinical research coordinator (CCRC) in 2012 and continues to play an intricate role in the success of DS Research.
office: 502.585.9059 x154
Lindsay Chaput, APRN, CRC
Lindsay graduated in 2007 from the University of Louisville with her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. She worked as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Jewish Hospital before furthering her degree in 2010. Lindsay received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from U of L in 2012 and is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a focus in Family practice. Upon graduating, Lindsay worked at Forefront Dermatology as an APRN seeing clinical Dermatology patients of all ages before joining DS Research in June of 2016. Lindsay now plays a vital role in patient care as a research coordinator as well as an APRN, providing outstanding care to all of our research patients.
office: 502.585.9059 x154
Christy G. Nardi, CCRC
Christy graduated from University of Kentucky in 1999 with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences. Upon graduating from University of Kentucky, she went on to work for the Neurosurgical Institute of Kentucky as a medical assistant, before joining DS Research as a full time research coordinator in 2010. Christy does an exceptional job managing patients for multiple research studies here at DS Research.
office: 502.373.2849 x 107
Lynn M. Fowler, RN, BSN, Co-Founder
A 1978 graduate of University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lynn began her career as a hospital staff nurse before joining Central Kentucky Blood Center in 1982. After 3 years of working in hematology, Lynn decided to change her path to dermatology by joining Drs. Hodge, Parsley, Fowler, Tate & Spann as a nursing supervisor. It was here where she and her husband, Dr. Joseph F. Fowler, started conducting their first ever clinical trials in patch testing. By 1992 the Pharmaceutical industry began to express an interest in collaborating with Lynn and Dr. Joseph Fowler in various skin conditions. As the increase in studies grew, Lynn’s role as a supervisor transitioned into a full time coordinator and soon after, additional nurses and doctors were hired. Specializing in numerous dermatology conditions, Dermatology Specialists Research has evolved into what is now one of the leading dermatology research clinics in the area.
Lynn credits the company’s success to her husband Dr. Joseph Fowler’s knowledge and recognition in the dermatology community along with the quality of work she and her growing staff were able to accomplish. With the ability of Dr. Joseph Fowler to properly oversee patient safety as a Principal Investigator along with Lynn maintaining accurate patient records, this was the driving force to their success in the research field.
“By providing companies with quality data that was on time and accurate, this allowed us to develop a positive reputation in the research community and build our business to what it is today.” Lynn M. Fowler
After almost 30 years of work and dedication in the research field, Lynn made the decision to sell the business while maintaining an integral position within the company. In 2014, Nina M. Scott, RN, BSN took over Dermatology Specialists Research from her mentors and has continued to carry on the successful reputation that Lynn and Dr. Joseph Fowler have achieved over their careers. Lynn continues to consult with DS Research on a number of items such as, quality control, GCP, regulatory, contracts, etc, in addition to traveling for speaking engagements.
office: 502.585.9059 x150