Brandy Chittester is the President of IMARC Research. In this role, she assumes overall responsibility for all aspects of the company, including overseeing operations, maintaining the financial health of the company, establishing company culture, overseeing the quality management system, as well as attracting and retaining top talent.
Brandy joined IMARC as a Clinical Research Associate in 2007, building on her prior experience working in pre-clinical research. Throughout her tenure at IMARC, Brandy has grown with the company, taking on additional responsibilities in various service areas and advancing in responsibility. Prior to her position as company President, Brandy worked for four years as the Chief of Clinical Operations, primarily responsible for overseeing service delivery in all clinical departments.
In addition to time spent monitoring and eventually directing the department, Brandy has also assisted with GCP audits, performed many client and internal trainings, and assisted with high-level consulting projects. Most recently she’s been intricately involved in establishing the Data Management service offering for IMARC. She is a critical thinker, adept at problem solving and able to think through situations to garner a solution.
Brandy has published articles with the Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, GxP Lifeline™, and Med Device Online, in addition to contributing white papers to IMARC’s library of resources. She has also spoken at local and national conferences, including the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Global Conference, MAGI Clinical Research Conference, and the Medical Device Clinical Trials Conference. Her articles and presentations center around the difference in device and drug studies and how to raise the bar in medical device clinical research.
Brandy has earned CCRA credentials through ACRP. She received her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati.