Children's Hospital Colorado

Research Staff at Children's Hospital Colorado

The clinical research staff provides a centralized organization of resources that offers pediatric investigators and sponsors a full complement of clinical research services and training opportunities in a way that avoids redundancy, inter-organizational competition, and maximizes efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Clinical research leadership team

Mike Clark
Executive Director, Child Health Research

Jeannine Duffield
Director, Administration and Operations for Child Health Research

Peter Mourani, MD
Medical Director

Jesse Davidson, MD
Associate Medical Director

Darcy Thompson, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director

David Fleischer, MD
Associate Medical Director

Andrew Liu, MD

Erin Sandene, BSN, RN, CCRC
Manager, Research Operations
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David Staley, MA
Manager, Research Operations

Cassie Harvey, MBA
Research Finance Manager

Aaron Mobley, PhD
Research Support Specialist

Mariel Ross
Manager, Office of Research Services

Sarah Deakyne, MPH
Manager, Research Information


The clinical research team works with multiple internal and external partners and stakeholders in order to maximize the strengths and expertise across the research community and build a cutting edge center for clinical research at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Partners include:

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado internal teams, including: Clinical Application Systems (CAS), Clinical Translational Research Center, Investigational Drug Services, Neurodevelopmental Research Core (NDRC), Office of Research Services (ORS), Post-Award Finance, Research Compliance and Research Informatics
  • Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute
  • Clinical Research Support Center
  • Colorado Prevention Center
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board
  • Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB)
  • Multiple sponsors and funding agencies