Rhonda’s career in healthcare started over 20yrs ago with the Department of Defense working at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) department as a Medical Technician. She assisted in research being conducted with soldiers who obtained Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Her interests in healthcare developed into a passion for public health while working at NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) as Clinical Research Coordinator. While conducting clinical trials and witnessing the development of vaccines, medical devices, and investigational drugs she realized that this work not only contributed to global health but, was also food to her soul. Her NIH/NIAID work includes; vaccine development clinical trials for Ebola, HIV, Influenza, SARS, West Nile, Chikungunya, Malaria and AIDS Therapeutic treatment. While working with NIAID she also served as the liaison and host to international colleagues located in Uganda. She also helped launch the Vaccine Research Center’s first Mobile Clinic and has contributed to numerous papers. She continues her career at the University of Maryland where she has been Clinical Research Manager since 2015 working on studies sponsored by NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Defense Advanced Reserch Projects Agency (DARPA) and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) .
University of Maryland University College
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)