A leading clinical researcher, with nearly a decade of working experience in research and management, within both the biotechnical industry and academia, most notably at Stanford University. With a broad skill set covering important facets of healthcare and clinical research, including 3 years as a medical scribe, Varias currently is a serving member of the Rodriguez Translational Therapeutics Laboratory?s Leadership Executive Team as lead coordinator assisting with management of 20+ studies involving individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), suicidal risk factors, and anxiety-related disorders. She holds a Master of Science degree from George Washington University in Health Care Quality and certifications from Stanford?s Clinical Research Operations Program and Vituity?s Medical Scribe Program. Andrea?s research interests include understanding brain bases of natural behavior. She is committed to improving quality of life of those with complex mental health disorders.
Current Role at Stanford
Serving member on the Lab?s Leadership Executive Team as lead clinical research coordinator for studies involving individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety-related disorders (including Hoarding Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
? Conversant in goals, mission and priorities of the Lab and University as primary contact for sponsors, regulatory agencies, Clinical Trials Research Unit, and study participants.
? Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, initiative and flexibility while managing and auditing all aspects of clinical trials, including development, study start-up, implementation, compliance, and closure of IRB- and FDA-regulated studies.
? Leads a 10-person team of research coordinators and undergraduate assistants focused on research projections/goals, protocol management, and adverse event reporting.
Education & Certifications
MSHS, Health Care Quality, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2015)
BS, Molecular Environmental Bio, University of California, Berkeley, Emphasis on Human Health and the Environment (2011)