Our Dermatology Research Staff

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Since 1999, Suzanne Bruce and Associates, with offices in Katy and Houston, has been performing dermatology research for pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical product companies and laser manufacturers. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff of medical professionals works closely with our board-certified dermatologists and our other medical practitioners to test investigational drugs, products and treatment devices for a wide range of skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, thinning eyelashes, rosacea, and skin aging.

To learn more about the dermatology research being conducted at our Houston and Katy offices, you can check out our currently enrolling studies at The Center for Skin Research or call our office at (713) 985-0210.

Brian Murry

Brian Murry

Joined us in 2012
Brian Murry is the Director of Clinical Research for The Center for Skin Research. He has been working in healthcare and research since 2002 and has 6 years of experience in clinical trials research. He received both his Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and his Masters of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Louisiana State University and his Masters in Business Administration from Rice University. He is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. He is also a member of the Society for Clinical Research Sites.


Sandy Nero

Sandra Nero, CRC

Joined us in 2000
Sandy is a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) for The Center for Skin Research and serves as the regulatory manager for the site. She has been working in dermatology since 1988 and has 29 years of experience in clinical trials research. She received her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Erie Community College, Williamsville, NY. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses' Association and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


Jasmine Leung

Jasmine Leung, BSN-RN, CRC

Joined us in 1999
Jasmine is a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator and the clinical research nurse for The Center for Skin Research. She has worked in dermatology since 1990 and has 19 years of experience in clinical trials research. Jasmine has been a practicing nurse since 1979. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to joining Suzanne Bruce and Associates, Jasmine was a clinical research coordinator at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Dermatology. She is a member and past President of the Dermatology Nurses' Association and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


Amy Fletcher

Amy Fletcher, CRC, CCRP

Joined us in 2008
Amy is a Clinical Research Coordinator for The Center for Skin Research. She has worked in dermatology since 2008 and has 10 years of experience in clinical trials research. She has been a Certified Clinical Research Professional since 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, Society of Clinical Research Associates and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


Amanda Herod

Amanda Herod, CRC

Joined us in 2012
Amanda is a Clinical Research Coordinator for The Center for Skin Research. She has worked in clinical research since 2012 and has a year of experience in dermatology. Prior to joining SBA, she spent 5 years with Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN, working in the acute cardiac care units and the post-anesthesia care unit. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physiology with a minor in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses' Association and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


Sue Shannon

Sue Shannon, CRCA

Joined us in 2004
Sue is a Clinical Research Coordinator Assistant for The Center for Skin Research. She has worked in dermatology since 1998 and has 7 years of experience in clinical trials research. Prior to joining the research division, she served as the clinical supervisor for SBA's medical and cosmetic centers. She received her medical assistant degree from the Texas School of Business, Houston, TX. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses' Association and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


Sue Shannon

Kristin Alfaro, CRCA

Joined us in 2012
Kristin is a Clinical Research Coordinator Assistant for The Center for Skin Research. She has worked in clinical research since 2006. Prior to joining SBA, she worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center characterizing biomarkers of aggressive brain tumors. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Society for Clinical Data Management.


Jessica Guerrero

Jessica Guerrero

Joined us in 2012
Jessica is our bilingual Clinical Research Recruiter for The Center for Skin Research. She is new to clinical research and dermatology. Prior to joining SBA, she was a healthcare professional at Ben Taub Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Art History from University of Houston-Downtown. She is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


Mitchell Valla

Mitchell Vaja

Joined us in 2013
Mitchell is a Clinical Research Recruiter for The Center for Skin Research. He is new to clinical research and dermatology. Prior to joining SBA, he was an Account Coordinator and Content Developer with Rhino Marketing. He received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of The Society for Clinical Research Sites and The Austin Interactive Marketing Association.

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