About Us / Our Team

 Located in Phoenix, Arizona. NoesisPharma is a dedicated clinical research center that specializes in Phase II-IV trials. Our areas of expertise include Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Alzheimer’s Disease, Opioid Dependency, Fibromyalgia, Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD), Migraine, Headaches, Pain, and many others.

Our research team consists of experienced clinical investigators, and well-trained staff. We are committed to the highest quality of care, and we manage clinical research trials in compliance with the Code of Federal regulations and the globally accepted Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, click on “Current Studies”.  For information on participation, click on “Clinical Volunteers".

If you are a pharmaceutical company or CRO looking for a place to conduct a trial, click on Sponsors / CRO’s tab. Where you will also learn what sets NoesisPharma apart from other research facilities. 

At NoesisPharma you will find daily, hands on physician and staff involvement in all aspects of our research program to ensure top notch patient care and high quality data, which is necessary for a research center of excellence. We take great pride in everything we do. This results in long lasting gratifying relationships with our patients and sponsors

Our research staff has over 40 years of combined clinical and research experience. Our staff consists of medical professionals with an extensive accumulation of research, nursing, and physician experience, which insures our patients are followed diligently and carefully throughout the course of the research participation. Our regular physician staff oversees the majority of our trials. This allows us to place the best know-how and experience physician and team member in charge of each individual study.

Meet our Board Certified Investigators

Lee Ann Kelley, MD is our Principal Investigator and has conducted over 40 clinical research studies with more than 25 of those studies as a PI. Lee Ann is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She started a private practice after eight years with the Mayo Clinic and continues to see patients daily in her private practice. Lee Ann began her research career in 1993 and has continued to conducted Phase I-IV clinical trials for more than 20 years. Lee Ann pioneered Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) using the Neurostar device in the Valley of the Sun, and continues to treat patients for depression using TMS longer than any Psychiatrist in Arizona. Lee Ann has been voted one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctor’s, received the New Investigator Award, is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and Maricopa Medical Society. 

Board certified Psychiatrist. Started a private practice in 2005 after eight years The Mayo Clinic and continues to see patients daily. Voted one of Phoenix Magazine's Top Doctors.

Pioneered Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) using the NeuroStar device in the Valley of the Sun, and thus has been treating patients for depression using TMS longer than any psychiatrist in Arizona. Learn more at arizonatms.com.

Began research career in 1993; received New Investigator Award; member American Psychiatric Association; speaker bureau for Neuronetics, Eli Lilly & Co, Forrest Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Brian Espinoza, MD, is a Sub-Investigator/Rater and brings more than 20 years clinical experience to our site and team. Dr. Espinoza is an experienced clinician working with depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, ADD/ADHD as well as other disorders. Dr. Espinoza is also trained in and performs ECT (electro-convulsive therapy).

Andrea Arrieta, MC, LPC, is a Sub-Investigator/Rater. With over 10 years of experience as a therapist, Andrea counsels a broad spectrum of clients with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, behavioral problems, ADHD/ADD, and others.

Melinda Preston, DNP, is a Sub-Investigator for our site. She brings over 2 decades of experience working at the Mayo Clinic and recently completed her Doctorate in Nursing. Melinda is a well experienced Rater and Sub-Investigator on all our studies.


Meet our Clinical Research Team:

Robyn DiamondCCRP is our Clinical Site Manager/Regulatory/Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator. She has over 5 years of clinical research experience in Phases I-IV research. She is a SOCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional. She has over 15 years of experience working in Medical and Mental/Behavioral health. Robyn is also a Certified Family Support Partner, Certified Massage Therapist and Certified in Peer Addiction Recovery. Robyn is working on her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Robyn has lived in Arizona for 10 years and is originally from sunny Southern California.

Summer Bert is a Clinical Research Assistant/Study Coordinator. Summer is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and is currently working on her CCRC through Maricopa College and is working towards her SOCRA certification next year. Summer enjoys working in research as the work is interesting and she is gaining knowledge to take with her into the next phase in her education and career. Summer is originally from Washington but moved to Arizona for the sunny beautiful weather Arizona has to offer.

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