Our Team

Associate VP of Research Operations and Infrastructure

Mikki R. ONeal

Assoc. VP, Research Operations & Infrastructure


(305) 243-4215 x64215
Mikki O’Neal is highly experienced in clinical research and has over 24 years of professional experience. She possesses a Master of Business Administration from Colorado Tech University and holds three clinical research certifications. Mikki has served in multiple clinical research management roles, including operations, financial,...


Yolanda Patricia Davis

Director, Clinical Research


(305) 243-0494
Yolanda Davis currently oversees the Clinical Research Management & Support Office (CRMSO) under the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship (OVPRS) at the University of Miami. Her oversight includes supporting Regulatory Affairs, Project Management, Data Management, and Site Management for Multicenter Investigator Initiated...

Project Management

Lutecia Helena Mateus Pereira

Clinical Research Project Manager


(305) 243-6160
Lutecia Pereira is an accomplished clinical research professional with 15+ years of experience in regulatory affairs and management of clinical research studies. Her scientific expertise was built on outstanding mentorship and extensive training in the fields of clinical and basic research. Lutecia earned a Master and Ph.D. in Genetics and...

Luisa Betancourt

Clinical Research Project Manager


(305) 243-7035
Dr. Betancourt is a Project Manager in the Clinical Research Management and Support Office (CRMSO) within the Office of Vice Provost of Research and Scholarship at the University of Miami. She has extensive experience as a project manager with a demonstrated history of working in Academy and Industry-sponsored clinical trials. She received a...

Regulatory Management

Letty Ginsburg

Manager, Clinical Research


(305) 284-4133
Letty Ginsburg is the Regulatory Affairs Manager at the Clinical Research Management and Support Office (CRMSO) under the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship (OVPRS) at the University of Miami (UM). She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in Psychology and the Social Sciences from UM. Letty has worked in all...

Ajah Washington

Clinical Research Data Specialist


(305) 243-4538
Ajah Washington is a Clinical Trial Assistant in the Clinical Research Management Support Office. She has a background in healthcare, biology, and laboratory research. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and graduated amongst the top scholars within her department....

Data Management

Lynn Burns

Clinical Data Management Manager


(305) 243-5988
For over 25 years, Lynn Burns has been working in the field of clinical research. Her primary focus has been centered on working in data management where she is considered a subject matter expert in the field. She learned the fundamentals of data management and honed her skills while working for several large contract resource organizations. She...

Site Management

Rebecca Lee Reid

Sr. Clinical Research Monitor


In her current role of Senior Clinical Research Monitor, Rebecca conducts monitoring activities at UM and external sites including independently performing centralized monitoring, remote and on-site monitoring visits for site qualification, study site initiation, routine monitoring, and study site closure visits. Rebecca manages all study...

Opeyemi Shittu

Clinical Research Monitor


(305) 284-4309
Opeyemi is a health science professional with a strong academic and practical background. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and a Diploma in Nursing, reflecting her passion for the medical sciences. With over a decade of experience in the clinical research industry, working extensively with pharmaceutical and medical device...