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Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Principal Investigator (PI)

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Dr. Jeffrey Baker is an obstetrician gynecologist (OB/GYN) that has worked in Idaho Falls for nearly the last 30 years. Dr. Baker has performed clinical research for the past 20 years and has been involved in over 100 clinical studies including Phase I, II, III, and IV studies. Dr. Baker has been the high enroller in many studies in women’s health, and he has successfully recruited for general trials such as obesity, constipation, and vaccines.

Dr. Baker currently sees women’s health care patients as well as primary care patients in his new integrative and functional medicine clinic, The Healing Sanctuary. Dr. Baker enjoys contributing to new treatments in medicine and being able to offer these new treatments at no cost to patients who choose to participate. “I feel like participating in clinical research as a primary investigator opens up additional options for better, more individualized care for my patients and for the Idaho Falls region.”—Dr. Baker

Nancy Rydalch

Nancy Rydalch

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Nancy Rydalch is theChief Executive Officer at Clinical Research Prime and The Healing Sanctuary. Nancy graduated from National University in La Jolla, CA with her Bachelors in Business Administration. She is often found behind the scenes, but she plays an enormous role in patients’ healing journeys. She has extensive experience with the many moving parts of an integrative medical center since 2016 working as the office manager of Wholesome Health with Dr. Laramie Wheeler. She is very knowledgeable in the different modalities of healing including office visits, IV therapies, supplements, prescription medications, and other therapies. She understands the complexities of insurance companies and knows the frustrations patients run into as they get to the root of their medical conditions. She believes in the healing arts and is working daily to create a medical team that is smoothly running and dedicated to you! 

When Nancy isn’t working she and her husband, Nathan,  and their 5 daughters enjoying spending their time golfing, hiking, and camping. 

Nikolas Arvis

Nikolas Arvis

Research Director

Nikolas Arvis is our Research Director here at Clinical Research prime. Nikolas was born in 1977 in Athens, Greece. He is a European Union licensed Medical Doctor. He attended the University of Belgrade School of Medicine where he earned his medical degree in 2007. Upon graduation, he completed his internship at the Cardiovascular Institute of Belgrade and then entered the forensics residency program. He moved to the United States in 2011. Nikolas has a great passion for both soccer and healing patients and is excited to make contributions to further improve the complex science known as modern medicine.
Mireya

Mireya

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

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Mireya is our Lead Clinical Research Coordinator. She received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Idaho State University. She is fluent in Spanish and was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho. Mireya began working in healthcare in 2015. What she enjoys most is building a relationship with her patients. Outside of the office, you can find her hiking mountains, next to a campfire, or biking with her white husky. Mireya loves clinical research and calls CRPrime her second family.

Dalan

Dalan

Regulatory Coordinator

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Dalan started in CR Prime in November of 2018. He graduated from Rick’s College in 1984 as a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician, receiving an AS in Health Science with an emphasis on Emergency Medicine. He is fluent in Spanish, having served an LDS mission in Spain in 1981-1982. He volunteered on the Shelley-Firth Quick Response Unit for 5 years from 1991-1995. Dalan also has 14 years of experience in medical transcription connected to Social Security Disability, covering documents including pediatric, internal medicine, vision, and psychiatric evaluation. He is the father of 8 children and has 20 grandchildren. He enjoys camping, traveling, and spending time with his wife and family.

Stephenie

Stephenie

Quality Assurance Manager

Stephenie is our Quality Assurance Manager here at CR Prime. Stephenie is a native of Idaho Falls and loves all the beauty Idaho has to offer. She has over 20 years of experience in the medical field and is excited to further her knowledge of clinical research. Her attention to detail and “get it done” attitude plays well into her QA position.

When Stephenie is not at the office she is spending time with her family in the beautiful mountains of Idaho. Camping, fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors brings her joy, no matter the weather.

 

Sydney

Sydney

Research/QA Assistant

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Sydney is the administrative assistant in the CR Prime Research department. She enjoys how busy her job keeps her. It also gives her a variety of projects to work on daily. She grew up in Ashton, Idaho, but moved to Idaho Falls in time to graduate from Skyline High School. She enjoys traveling, and lived in Guatemala for a month. She also travels to California, and then to Mexico to visit family. She enjoys movies, her favorite genre is “Sad Romantic movies”, like “A Walk to Remember”. Her family enjoys going camping. She loves to go shopping, especially for shoes, and clothes. 

Emily

Emily

Corporate Recruiter

Emily is our Corporate Recruiter here at CR Prime. Emily loves working with and helping people. She grew up in Iona, Idaho and still lives in East Idaho with her husband and three kids.  Her career started as a dental assistant, and from there she found a love for assisting offices in becoming more efficient with their protocols and software as well as improving their marketing. Then her career branched into the medical field where she continues to assist with the office flow, communications, and marketing. Emily enjoys spending time with her family. They enjoy the outdoors, razor riding, snowmobiling, camping, and traveling. Emily loves being apart of CR Prime. 

Research Assistants

Melissa

Melissa

Research Assistant

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Melissa is a Research Assistant here at CRP. She has been in the medical field for 4 years. Helping people is something that comes naturally to her. She is bilingual and loves that she works in such a diverse setting. Making patients feel like family is her primary goal. Melissa has 3 beautiful children. She is focused on expanding her career in the medical field and has loved working on clinical trials. 

Julio

Julio

Research Assistant

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Julio is a Research Assistant at CRPrime. He is originally from Guatemala. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He met his wife while studying, and they now have a one-year-old daughter. He and his family enjoy spending time together and with friends, dancing, game nights, and being outside. Julio has worked in research and patient care throughout his career. He is excited to keep doing what he loves as a Research Assistant.

Monica

Monica

Research Assistant

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Monica is one of our Research Assistants. She became a Certified Medical Assistant through College of Eastern Idaho while also receiving an Associate in Applied Sciences. She grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and is fluent in Spanish. Monica is currently attending Idaho State University and working towards a Bachelor of Community and Public Health. Monica is happily married and is a proud dog mom. You can find Monica reading a book or watching a movie in her free time. She loves learning and loves dedicating her time to assist with patient care.

Shaelyn

Shaelyn

Research Assistant

Shaelyn is a research assistant for CR Prime. She has 4 kids, 1 boy and 3 girls. She has been a stay at home mom for the past 6 years. She is eager and ready to get back into the work field, she has always wanted a job that helps make a change for the better. With her free time she loves to watch her kids race BMX all over the United States. She also enjoys dirt biking, fishing, and being outdoors. 

Taunya

Taunya

Research Assistant


Taunya is a research assistant for CRPrime. She has 6 beautiful children and 2 grandchildren.  She has been a stay at home mother where she taught homeschool for the last four years, while being able to travel around the country. Now that she is back to Idaho she is ready to start a job that gives an opportunity to make an impact on her community.  She loves outdoor activities with her children, especially, hiking, camping and any new adventure that the outdoors has to offer. 

Joseph

Joseph

Research Assistant, Phlebotomist

Joseph is an Idaho native.  He recently moved back to Idaho from Colorado where he was working with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.  He graduated from Idaho State University in 2020 and is looking forward to furthering his education to become a Physician Assistant.  He brings eighteen years of phlebotomy experience to our CRPrime staff and is excited to learn about and contribute to the clinical research team.  During his free time, Joseph enjoys anything outdoors, camping and fishing in Island Park, and throwing horeshoes.  He is rarely seen without his trusty sidekick Cooper, his three legged schnauzer mix.  

Vicki

Vicki

Research Assistant


Having done sales most of her life Vicki knew she needed a change. While taking a church group of high schoolers to tour the Health building at the College of Eastern Idaho she knew what needed to be done. Becoming a surgical technologist and getting her Associate Degree in Science.  Vicki worked in the operating room in labor and delivery.  So many cute babies are being born. In 2017 Vicki was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is now a survivor!!! Vicki did get neuropathy from the chemo treatments that she needed to have. So going back in the OR is not the best option for her health. Wanting to still be in the medical field she is very excited to work at Clinical Research Prime! Excited to learn of new ways to help people feel better and get better. Vicki has a grown daughter and they  love to go on car rides or just watch and geek out to Star Wars. Vicki also loves to crochet and still likes to play a little tennis now and then.  

Kim

Kim

Research Assistant


Kim was born in Great Falls, Montana but she has 
lived in Ririe, Idaho for over twenty years. She has 4 children and 1 grandson. She loves the outdoors, but fishing is her favorite outdoor hobby. Kim says she is excited to be a part of this amazing company.

Miranda

Miranda

Research Assistant


Miranda is a mother of 3 kids, a daughter and 2 boys ages 15, 8, and 5. She has been married to her husband Quinton for 8 years now, and they love the outdoors, camping, and doing things together as a family. Miranda attended EITC and has done patient care and phlebotomy for 10 years. Some of her hobbies include hunting, crafts, vinyl work, canning, and just spending time with her husband and kids. 

Kevin

Kevin

Research Assistant

Kevin is one of the dedicated Research Assistants here at CRPrime.  He is happy to be back in Idaho where he belongs.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Idaho State University.  He brings over fifteen years of clinical experience to CRPrime and looks forward to leveraging that experience into quality research products.  Kevin and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren.  They enjoy traveling and experiencing all the naturaul beauty the Northwest has to offer. 

Enrique

Enrique

Research Assistant

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Enrique is a CNA with twelve years of experience working in the following medical field settings: long term care, assisted living, short term care, rehab, and phlebotomy as well as two years of managerial experience in medical records/billing.  He has always had a passion for helping others when he can and finds joy in making a difference in some one’s day even in the smallest ways.  Enrique has three kids, two sons and a daughter.  His favorite thing to do is to go camping, fishing, four wheeling and have barbeques with his friends and family.  Enrique hopes to be a great asset to CRPrime and is excited to be part of such a great team and to see what the future holds. 

Jessica

Jessica

Research Assistant

 

Jessica is one of our Research Assistants at CRPrime.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Brigham Young University-Idaho.  She loves that working in the health field always keeps her learning and brings variety to her day.  She finds it very fulfilling to help others and loves working as a team.  Jessica is from the St. Louis, Missouri area, but has also lived in Washington state, southern California, Illinois, and Germany.  She loves living here in Idaho with her husband where they both enjoy exploring the outdoors.   Some of their favorite activities are ultimate frisbee, football, hiking, playing board games, and spending their loose change at the local arcade.

Jacquie

Jacquie

Research Assistant

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Jacquie was raised here in Idaho Falls with her seven siblings.  She has been in the medical field for three years and is fluent in Spanish.  She worked formerly as an optician and in the integrative medicine field.  She loves being able to assist with patient care and being a part of the healing journey.  Jacquie has always loved learning about different health conditions and the variety of treatments available for them.  When she is not in the office or with her pet Corgi, Jacquie enjoys reading, traveling, and trying out different hobbies.  She is looking forward to furthering her medical experience and is very excited to be a part of CRPrime. 

Kristine

Kristine

Research Assistant

 

Kristine is originally from Rigby and lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Cheyenne, Wyoming before moving back to Idaho.  She received her A.A.S in Paramedicine from BYU-Idaho. As a paramedic, Kristine gained lots of interaction with patients and had the opportunity to perform life saving skills.  Kristine has also worked as a Psychiatric Technician. 

Kristine is excited for this opportunity to grow and learn in the research field.  She looks forward to helping people with new and innovative research and to make a difference in their lives.  

In her free time, Kristine loves to fish: fly fishing, spinner fishing, bank fishing, you name the fishing, she loves it.  She can also be found camping and four wheeling with her family and friends as well as floating the river during the summer.   Kristine loves spending time with her nephews and her four dogs and has a passion for art, which even includes wood burning.