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February 1, 2020 Contact: Alexa Jones, CEO
TheraB Medical Hires Dr. Brianna Goodale as Director of Clinical Development
EAST LANSING, MICH. (February 1, 2020) – TheraB Medical has recently hired a Director of Clinical Development, Dr. Brianna Goodale. Her experience in aiding healthcare start-ups throughout the process of clinical development, her top-quality of scientific rigor, and her dedication to TheraB’s ethical standards make her a vital asset to the team.
Dr. Goodale earned her PhD in quantitative and social psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018, after graduating with a BA from Harvard University in 2009. She brings over 12 years of clinical research experience to her role as Director of Clinical Development. Prior to joining TheraB, Dr. Goodale has overseen the scientific growth and clinical strategy for other start-ups establishing new, innovative FDA-regulated medical devices. She specializes in wearable healthcare technology, testing novel solutions to often understudied problems in neonatal and maternal health.
“It’s an exciting time to be conducting research, particularly in wearable tech,” Dr. Goodale notes, “Wearable devices are pushing both clinical and practical boundaries, enabling more rigorous ambulatory studies to better understand how at-home treatment or treatment in remote populations may affect patients’ well-being. I’m especially passionate about TheraB’s mission; a wearable jaundice blanket will allow more families to care for their newborns at home and may facilitate greater maternal-infant bonding than traditional in-hospital treatment methods, while still ensuring state of the art treatment. I’m looking forward to exploring these and other research questions as we push TheraB’s clinical strategy forward.”
Beyond her interest in wearable technology and its healthcare potential, Dr. Goodale has extensive experience presenting and publishing in the medical field. Her research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Bioscience Reports, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. She has also co-authored several trainings and working papers for non-profits based on her early work. Collaborating with healthcare professionals and M.D.s, Dr. Goodale has presented her research findings at more than 25 academic and medical conferences, for which she has been nominated and won awards. Dr. Goodale will also leverage her successful track record in securing national and international grant funding in her new tenure at TheraB. Finally, Dr. Goodale also possesses a certification in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) for Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices, issued for completion of curriculum for testing and regulatory demonstration of effectiveness for medical devices both in the US and internationally, upholding TheraB’s dedication to rigorous ethical standards.
TheraB Medical is a medical device company commercializing its first product, SnugLit — the only portable, wearable phototherapy garment that allows maternal-infant bonding and breastfeeding without interrupting treatment.