Rhonda Larsen

Rhonda Larsen received her Physician Associate (PA) and Master of Health Science degree from Duke University.  She joined the Cardiology Division at Duke in 1990.  She was a clinical PA as well as the administrator for the Cardiology Associates group directing a 12 person advanced practitioner group for 3 years.  She then became the manager for the Heart Failure research service from 1994-1997.  In 1997, she became the Director of Cardiology Site Coordination where she managed and centralized a group of 22 study coordinators for 50-60 ongoing clinical trials in 6 therapeutic areas: CHF, cardiac transplant, secondary prevention, interventional/device, acute coronary syndrome, and peripheral vascular disease.  In 2002, she was appointed Director of Site Based research for the Duke Clinical Research Institute and developed a site model for 4 therapeutic areas: primary care, infectious disease, cardiology and GI/Hepatology.  She was appointed a faculty position as Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research for the Department of Medicine at Duke University in March 2005.  In 2006, she left Duke to become the Chief Operating Office for Saint Joseph’s Research Institute at Saint Joseph’s hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where she established a clinical research infrastructure and standardized processes across the institution.  In 2007, she returned to Duke University as a consultant and is leading a global clinical research web-based, training and education program, which has been launched in India and China.  She has sat on many committees for policy and procedures and lectures widely on site research organizations/models and regulatory compliance. She is currently the Associate Program Director for the Master of Science in PA Studies at Stanford University.