A trained medical doctor, Dr.FilippouFrye has dedicated her career to the field of clinical trials management working with Stanford's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences bridging the important relationships between drug trials sponsors, academic institutions and drug manufacturers. Receiving her Masters of Biosciences from the Keck Graduate Institute, Dr.FilippouFrye has accumulated significant hands-on experience as a project manager evaluating drug trials roll-out effectiveness and customer experience tracking. In addition, Dr.FilippouFrye has organized and taught various hands-on interactive workshops at Stanford University and UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension Program.

Current Role at Stanford

Create standard operating procedures for the lab and educate research staff on established policies, processes, and procedures.

Supervise the implementation of and adherence to study protocols.

Monitor staffing levels, and identify adequate coverage for trial workload across teams of study coordinators.

Determine effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants and retaining participants in long-term clinical trials.

Audit operations, including laboratory procedures, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations; provide leadership in identifying and implementing corrective actions/processes.

Oversee financial resources, as needed, create internal and external budgets for research protocols, assure financial accountability, and serve as primary liaison between sponsor, department accounting, and Research Management Group.

Assist with analysis of data and preparation of manuscripts and scientific presentations.

Development and implementation of internal mentorship program “Building Success”.

Education & Certifications

  • MBS, Keck Graduate Institute, Bioscience (2014)
  • MD, University of Crete, Greece, Medicine (2009)


All Publications

  • Exploring Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Val66Met Polymorphism and Extinction Learning-Based Treatment Outcome in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study. Journal of clinical psychopharmacology Linkovski, O., Wheaton, M. G., Zwerling, J., Odgerel, Z., van Roessel, P., Filippou-Frye, M., Lombardi, A., Wright, B., Steinman, S. A., Simpson, H. B., Lee, F., Rodriguez, C. I. 2018

    View details for PubMedID 30531475

  • Augmenting Buried in Treasures with in-home uncluttering practice: Pilot study in hoarding disorder. Journal of psychiatric research Linkovski, O., Zwerling, J., Cordell, E., Sonnenfeld, D., Willis, H., La Lima, C. N., Baker, C., Ghazzaoui, R., Girson, R., Sanchez, C., Wright, B., Alford, M., Varias, A., Filippou-Frye, M., Shen, H., Jo, B., Shuer, L., Frost, R. O., Rodriguez, C. I. 2018; 107: 145–50


    Hoarding disorder is characterized by difficulty parting with possessions and by clutter that impairs the functionality of living spaces. Cognitive behavioral therapy conducted by a therapist (individual or in a group) for hoarding symptoms has shown promise. For those who cannot afford or access the services of a therapist, one alternative is an evidence-based, highly structured, short-term, skills-based group using CBT principles but led by non-professional facilitators (the Buried in Treasures [BIT] Workshop). BIT has achieved improvement rates similar to those of psychologist-led CBT. Regardless of modality, however, clinically relevant symptoms remain after treatment, and new approaches to augment existing treatments are needed. Based on two recent studies - one reporting that personalized care and accountability made treatments more acceptable to individuals with hoarding disorder and another reporting that greater number of home sessions were associated with better clinical outcomes, we tested the feasibility and effectiveness of adding personalized, in-home uncluttering sessions to the final weeks of BIT. Participants (n = 5) had 15 sessions of BIT and up to 20 hours of in-home uncluttering. Reductions in hoarding symptoms, clutter, and impairment of daily activities were observed. Treatment response rate was comparable to rates in other BIT studies, with continued improvement in clutter level after in-home uncluttering sessions. This small study suggests that adding in-home uncluttering sessions to BIT is feasible and effective.

    View details for PubMedID 30419524

  • Effects of Rapastinel (Formerly GLYX-13) on Serum Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry Linkovski, O., Shen, H., Zwerling, J., Filippou-Frye, M., Jo, B., Cordell, E., Cooper, T. B., Simpson, H. B., Burch, R. M., Moskal, J. R., Lee, F., Rodriguez, C. I. 2018; 79 (1)

    View details for PubMedID 29505186

  • Effects of Rapastinel (Formerly GLYX-13) on Serum Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY Linkovski, O., Shen, H., Zwerling, J., Filippou-Frye, M., Jo, B., Cordell, E., Cooper, T. B., Simpson, H., Burch, R. M., Moskal, J. R., Lee, F., Rodriguez, C. I. 2018; 79 (1)
  • A Workshop to Engage Community Stakeholders to Deliver Evidence-Based Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: A Pilot Study. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) Wilson, J., Wilkerson, E., Filippou-Frye, M., Rodriguez, C. 2017; 68 (12): 1325–26

    View details for PubMedID 29191148

  • Effect of a Novel NMDA Receptor Modulator, Rapastinel (Formerly GLYX-13), in OCD: Proof of Concept. The American journal of psychiatry Rodriguez, C. I., Zwerling, J., Kalanthroff, E., Shen, H., Filippou, M., Jo, B., Simpson, H. B., Burch, R. M., Moskal, J. R. 2016; 173 (12): 1239–41

    View details for PubMedID 27903098

  • Early metabolic crisis-related brain atrophy and cognition in traumatic brain injury BRAIN IMAGING AND BEHAVIOR Wright, M. J., McArthur, D. L., Alger, J. R., Van Horn, J., Irimia, A., Filippou, M., Glenn, T. C., Hovda, D. A., Vespa, P. 2013; 7 (3): 307-315


    Traumatic brain injury often results in acute metabolic crisis. We recently demonstrated that this is associated with chronic brain atrophy, which is most prominent in the frontal and temporal lobes. Interestingly, the neuropsychological profile of traumatic brain injury is often characterized as 'frontal-temporal' in nature, suggesting a possible link between acute metabolic crisis-related brain atrophy and neurocognitive impairment in this population. While focal lesions and diffuse axonal injury have a well-established role in the neuropsychological deficits observed following traumatic brain injury, no studies to date have examined the possible contribution of acute metabolic crisis-related atrophy in the neuropsychological sequelae of traumatic brain injury. In the current study we employed positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and neuropsychological assessments to ascertain the relationship between acute metabolic crisis-related brain atrophy and neurocognitive outcome in a sample of 14 right-handed traumatic brain injury survivors. We found that acute metabolic crisis-related atrophy in the frontal and temporal lobes was associated with poorer attention, executive functioning, and psychomotor abilities at 12 months post-injury. Furthermore, participants with gross frontal and/or temporal lobe atrophy exhibited numerous clinically significant neuropsychological deficits in contrast to participants with other patterns of brain atrophy. Our findings suggest that interventions that reduce acute metabolic crisis may lead to improved functional outcomes for traumatic brain injury survivors.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11682-013-9231-6

    View details for Web of Science ID 000327071400009

    View details for PubMedID 23636971

  • Tight glycemic control increases metabolic distress in traumatic brain injury: A randomized controlled within-subjects trial CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Vespa, P., McArthur, D. L., Stein, N., Huang, S., Shao, W., Filippou, M., Etchepare, M., Glenn, T., Hovda, D. A. 2012; 40 (6): 1923-1929


    To determine the effects of tight glycemic control on brain metabolism after traumatic brain injury using brain positron emission tomography and microdialysis.Single-center, randomized controlled within-subject crossover observational trial.Academic intensive care unit.We performed a prospective, unblinded randomized controlled within-subject crossover trial of tight (80-110 mg/dL) vs. loose (120-150 mg/dL) glycemic control in patients with severe traumatic brain injury to determine the effects of glycemic control on brain glucose metabolism, as measured by [18F] deoxy-D-glucose brain positron emission tomography. Brain microdialysis was done simultaneously.Thirteen severely injured traumatic brain injury patients underwent the study between 3 and 8 days (mean 4.8 days) after traumatic brain injury. In ten of these subjects, global brain and gray matter tissues demonstrated higher glucose metabolic rates while glucose was under tight control as compared with loose control (3.2 ± 0.6 vs. 2.4 + 0.4, p = .02 [whole brain] and 3.8 ± 1.4 vs. 2.9 ± 0.8, p = .05 [gray matter]). However, the responses were heterogeneous with pericontusional tissue demonstrating the least state-dependent change. Cerebral microdialysis demonstrated more frequent critical reductions in glucose (p = .02) and elevations of lactate/pyruvate ratio (p = .03) during tight glycemic control.Tight glycemic control results in increased global glucose uptake and an increased cerebral metabolic crisis after traumatic brain injury. The mechanisms leading to the enhancement of metabolic crisis are unclear, but delivery of more glucose through mild hyperglycemia may be necessary after traumatic brain injury.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31824eOfcc

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  • Infections in traumatic brain injury patients CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION Kourbeti, I. S., Vakis, A. F., Papadakis, J. A., Karabetsos, D. A., Bertsias, G., Filippou, M., Ioannou, A., Neophytou, C., Anastasaki, M., Samonis, G. 2012; 18 (4): 359-364


    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims are considered to be at high risk for infection. The purpose of this cohort study was to delineate the rates, types and risk factors for infection in TBI patients. Retrospective surveillance of infections was conducted for all TBI patients, aged ≥18 years, cared for at the Department of Neurosurgery of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Greece, between 1999 and 2005. A total of 760 patients (75% men) with a median age of 41 years were included. Most (59%) were injured in a motor vehicle accident. One third of them underwent a surgical procedure. Two hundred and fourteen infections were observed. The majority were infections of the lower respiratory tract (47%), followed by surgical site infections (SSI) (17%). Multivariate analysis showed that SSI development was independently associated with the performance of ≥2 surgical procedures (OR 16.7), presence of concomitant infections, namely VAP (OR 5.7) and UTI (OR 8.8), insertion of lumbar (OR 34.5) and ventricular drains (OR 4.0), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak (OR 3.8). Development of meningitis was associated with prolonged hospitalization (OR 1.02), especially >7 days ICU stay (OR 25.5), and insertion of lumbar (OR 297) and ventricular drains (OR 9.1). There was a notable predominance of Acinetobacter spp. as a VAP pathogen; gram-positive organisms remained the most prevalent in SSI cases. Respiratory tract infections were the most common among TBI patients. Device-related communication of the CSF with the environment and prolonged hospitalization, especially in the ICU setting, were independent risk factors for SSIs and meningitis cases.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03625.x

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  • Patient-tailored connectomics visualization for the assessment of white matter atrophy in traumatic brain injury. Frontiers in neurology Irimia, A., Chambers, M. C., Torgerson, C. M., Filippou, M., Hovda, D. A., Alger, J. R., Gerig, G., Toga, A. W., Vespa, P. M., Kikinis, R., Van Horn, J. D. 2012; 3: 10-?


    Available approaches to the investigation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are frequently hampered, to some extent, by the unsatisfactory abilities of existing methodologies to efficiently define and represent affected structural connectivity and functional mechanisms underlying TBI-related pathology. In this paper, we describe a patient-tailored framework which allows mapping and characterization of TBI-related structural damage to the brain via multimodal neuroimaging and personalized connectomics. Specifically, we introduce a graphically driven approach for the assessment of trauma-related atrophy of white matter connections between cortical structures, with relevance to the quantification of TBI chronic case evolution. This approach allows one to inform the formulation of graphical neurophysiological and neuropsychological TBI profiles based on the particular structural deficits of the affected patient. In addition, it allows one to relate the findings supplied by our workflow to the existing body of research that focuses on the functional roles of the cortical structures being targeted. A graphical means for representing patient TBI status is relevant to the emerging field of personalized medicine and to the investigation of neural atrophy.

    View details for DOI 10.3389/fneur.2012.00010

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  • Comparison of Acute and Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury Using Semi-Automatic Multimodal Segmentation of MR Volumes JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA Irimia, A., Chambers, M. C., Alger, J. R., Filippou, M., Prastawa, M. W., Wang, B., Hovda, D. A., Gerig, G., Toga, A. W., Kikinis, R., Vespa, P. M., Van Horn, J. D. 2011; 28 (11): 2287-2306


    Although neuroimaging is essential for prompt and proper management of traumatic brain injury (TBI), there is a regrettable and acute lack of robust methods for the visualization and assessment of TBI pathophysiology, especially for of the purpose of improving clinical outcome metrics. Until now, the application of automatic segmentation algorithms to TBI in a clinical setting has remained an elusive goal because existing methods have, for the most part, been insufficiently robust to faithfully capture TBI-related changes in brain anatomy. This article introduces and illustrates the combined use of multimodal TBI segmentation and time point comparison using 3D Slicer, a widely-used software environment whose TBI data processing solutions are openly available. For three representative TBI cases, semi-automatic tissue classification and 3D model generation are performed to perform intra-patient time point comparison of TBI using multimodal volumetrics and clinical atrophy measures. Identification and quantitative assessment of extra- and intra-cortical bleeding, lesions, edema, and diffuse axonal injury are demonstrated. The proposed tools allow cross-correlation of multimodal metrics from structural imaging (e.g., structural volume, atrophy measurements) with clinical outcome variables and other potential factors predictive of recovery. In addition, the workflows described are suitable for TBI clinical practice and patient monitoring, particularly for assessing damage extent and for the measurement of neuroanatomical change over time. With knowledge of general location, extent, and degree of change, such metrics can be associated with clinical measures and subsequently used to suggest viable treatment options.

    View details for DOI 10.1089/neu.2011.1920

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  • Infections in patients with traumatic brain injury who undergo neurosurgery BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY Kourbeti, I. S., Papadakis, J. A., Neophytou, C., Filippou, M., Ioannou, A., Karabetsos, D. A., Bertsias, G., Anastasaki, M., Vakis, A. F. 2011; 25 (1): 9-15


    Several factors place victims with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at increased risk for infection. The purpose of this study was to delineate the frequency, types and risk factors for infection in patients with TBI who undergo neurosurgery.Retrospective surveillance of infections in patients with TBI, aged  ≥18 years who underwent neurosurgery in University of Crete between 1999 and 2005.Two hundred fifty-eight patients (76.7% men) who underwent 342 procedures were included. One hundred forty-two infections occurred, mainly lower respiratory tract infections (44.4% of the number of infections) and surgical site infections (SSIs) (25.4%). In multivariate analysis, SSIs were independently associated with the length of stay (p < 0.001), history of malignancy (p = 0.008), CSF leak (p = 0.012), any concomitant infection (p = 0.010), particularly urinary tract infections (p = 0.001) and the use of lumbar and/or ventricular drains (p = 0.005). Meningitis was independently associated with the total length of stay (p < 0.001), the need for intubation and mechanical ventilation beyond surgery (p = 0.028) and the presence of a lumbar and/or ventricular drain (p < 0.001).Respiratory tract infections were common in patients with TBI who underwent surgery with Acinetobacter spp. being the emerging offending pathogens. Device-related postoperative communication of the CSF and the environment was a significant risk factor for SSI development and meningitis in particular. Malignancy was an independent risk factor for SSIs. The prevalence of the offending pathogens must be determined institution by institution for the establishment of proper antibiotic treatment on suspicion.

    View details for DOI 10.3109/02688697.2010.500411

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