Clinical Research Atlanta

Clinical Research Atlanta (CRA) is a premier, dedicated, multi-specialty research center located in the heart of Georgia. Our research facility is located south of Atlanta in Stockbridge, Georgia.

CRA has a strong reputation for exceptional quality of research and outstanding patient recruitment performance. CRA’s success can be attributed to its exceptional staff, professional management, and effective patient recruitment tactics. CRA also enjoys a low staff turn-over rate, which contributes to our efficient operations and steady growth.

Quality care, quality research and a professional, friendly staff are our core values

Who Are We?

 Below you will find information about the Clinical Research Staff

Michelle Sowell

Michelle Sowell

Director of Vaccine

Michelle, Sowell has served CRA as Site Director/President for more than 30 years. Today, as the Director of Vaccine for Headlands Research, she continues to support CRA and the advancement of innovative medical therapies.

In her current role as the Director of Vaccine for Headlands Research, Michelle continues to contribute her expertise and support to CRA’s mission. Her work primarily focuses on overseeing the development and implementation of vaccine-related research projects.

She remains dedicated to driving progress and ensuring the advancement of medical therapies that improve patient outcomes.

Deon Miller, DO

Dr. Miller is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and has been with Clinical Research Atlanta for over two years. She graduated from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. With more than 14 years of diverse experience, Dr. Miller has conducted over 25 studies in various indications, including numerous infectious diseases, as well as vaccines. In addition, she recently received her board certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Jon Finley, MD

Dr. Finley is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Stockbridge, Georgia, and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1983. Dr. Finley has been with Clinical Research Atlanta for over four years and has completed over 40 clinical studies across a wide variety of indications. His research experience includes atopic dermatitis, COVID-19, influenza, IBS, migraine, osteoarthritis, pneumococcal, and RSV, as well as smoking cessation and vaccine studies.

Susan DuPre, CCRC

Site Operations Director

As the Site Operations Director, Susan is responsible for day-to-day activities from study start up through study close out. Susan attended Gordon College, Nursing program, and has over 20 years of clinical research experience. She continues to thrive to improve lives every day at Clinical Research Atlanta by ensuring studies offered are cutting edge and are executed with excellence.

Mildred Stull, APRN-FNP-C

Sub Investigator

Mildred Stull, APRN, FNP-C is a graduate of Clayton State University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She attended North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA where she received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. Mildred has over 15 years of clinical research experience as a Sub Investigator on various trials. Mildred continues to support Clinical Research Atlanta as a Sub Investigator with positive leadership and work that is collaborative with both the clinical team and the research staff.

Site is Equipped With:

  • Secure 2° – 8° centigrade refrigerator monitored 24 hours a day
  • -80°C freezer. Temperature monitored 24/7. Backup generator
  • -20C freezer. Temperature monitored 24/7. Backup generator
  • Full emergency backup generator
  • ECG machines
  • Centrifuges (room temperature and refrigerated)
  • Spirometry
  • Peak flow
  • Locked, temperature controlled drug storage
  • Lab drawing and processing equipment
  • PBMC capability
  • Microscope
  • Emergency meds and oxygen
  • Major medical center less than 2 blocks from site
  • Cholestech machines
  • Hemoglobin A1C testing
  • Calibrated weigh scales (analog and digital)
  • IV infusion capability
  • Access to radiology and ultrasound facilities including bone densitometer, mammography, MRI, X-ray and CT Scan
  • Access to uroflow machine
  • Dedicated space for monitors with internet, telephone, fax and copier access and easy access to hotels, and restaurants.