Dionna supports the Institute and its collaborators, partners and federal sponsoring agencies on all clinical and animal studies in accordance with federal, state, local and institutional guidelines, policies, and procedures. She maintains HIPAA compliance knowledge and ensures that the Wyss Institute adheres to all HIPAA regulations. Dionna manages all institutional research studies and protocols including subject interaction and implementation of study design, protocols procedures and development of assessment tools. She is also responsible for the internal monitoring of ongoing clinical research studies to ensure protocol and regulatory compliance. Dionna comes to the Wyss Institute with 8 years of extensive clinical research experience, with 5 in clinical trial and project management. She previously served as Manager of Clinical Trials at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville Tennessee where she managed multi-site international pediatric sickle cell trials under the direction of Dr. Michael R. DeBaun. Dionna holds a B.A. from Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia, and a M.P.H. and a M.S. from Saint Louis University’s School of Public Health and College of Allied Health Sciences, St. Louis, Missouri.