Research Team

"I like research because I am able to work with people who are struggling with real problems such as Mental Illness, ALS and other life changing issues. Also, I feel fortunate to work with dedicated people who are passionate about research and how to find ways to make a difference in other peoples lives. Research is so very important for our future."
— Anna R. Gordon, LBSW

Anna R. Gordon, LBSWAnna R. Gordon, LBSW has served as a research assistant on the Research Team for 4 years.  Anna has over 25 years of experience in the area of mental health and substance abuse. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and has been assisting with clinical trials for the past 6 years. Prior to research, Anna was involved in work with adults across all diagnostic categories in various outpatient and inpatient settings in the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.  She is a recipient of the Laura B. Temple Award in recognition of outstanding advocacy for patients and families at G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital.  She is responsible for initial recruitment, prescreening, and individual monitoring of research subjects throughout all phases of a study.  Anna shares responsibility for coordinating and administrating rating scales training, and insuring that all data is collected within GCP and HIPPA Guidelines.