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Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Jeffrey B. Baker, MD

Principal Investigator (PI) & President

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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

Vice President

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Nancy Rydalch is the Vice President 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 healing patients and is excited to make contributions to further improve the complex science known as modern medicine.

Adrian (AJ) Knight

Adrian (AJ) Knight

Operations Manager

A love of learning and self improvement has led Adrian to receive both his Associates and Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix as well as an abundance of certificates of achievement from Boise State, Baxter University and EITC.  He has held several training and supervisory positions in the medical field over the years.  Adrian is happy to be helping others and making a difference in their lives.

Adrian has lived in Idaho his entire life, he loves to travel and would travel more if he had the opportunity.  So far, he has visited Canada and Mexico.  Ardian loves spending time with his family and friends.  He also enjoys shooting, movies, cooking and dining out.

Mireya

Mireya

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

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Mireya was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho and began her career in healthcare in 2015 and received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Idaho State University.

Mireya loves clinical research and calls CRPrime her second family. Her favorite part about her job 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. 

Dalan

Dalan

Regulatory Coordinator

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Dalan 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.

Dalan volunteered on the Shelley-Firth Quick Response Unit for 5 years, and also has 14 years of experience in medical transcription. 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 a native of Idaho Falls and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She 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.

 

Emily

Emily

Corporate Recruiter

Emily grew up in Iona, Idaho and loves still living in East Idaho with her husband and three kids. Her career started as a dental assistant, and then she branched into the medical field where she assists with the office flow, communications, and marketing.

Emily loves being able to work with and help people at CRPrime. She also enjoys spending time with her family razor riding, snowmobiling, camping, and traveling. 

 

Clinical Research Coordinators

Julio

Julio

Clinical Research Coordinators

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Julio is originally from Guatemala, and 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.

Julio enjoys spending time with his family and friends, dancing, and game nights. He has worked in research and patient care throughout his career, and is excited to keep doing what he loves as a Research Assistant.

Monica

Monica

Clinical Research Coordinators

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Monica grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and became a Certified Medical Assistant through College of Eastern Idaho. She is currently attending Idaho State University working towards a Bachelor of Community and Public Health. 

She loves learning and dedicating her time to assisting with patient care. She is happily married and is a proud dog mom. In her free time, you can find Monica reading a book or watching a movie. 

Research Assistants

Sydney

Sydney

Research/QA Assistant

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Sydney grew up in Ashton, Idaho, but moved to Idaho Falls in time to graduate from Skyline High School. Sydney loves staying busy working on a variety of projects every day at CRPrime.

She enjoys traveling, and “Sad Romantic Movies”, like “A Walk to Remember”. In her spare time, she also loves going camping with her family, and shopping for clothes and shoes.

Melissa

Melissa

Research Assistant

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Melissa has been in the medical field for 4 years, and loves working in such a diverse setting. She enjoys working on clinical trials, and is focused on expanding her career in the medical field.

Helping people is something that comes naturally to her, and making patients feel like family is her primary goal. Melissa has 3 beautiful children.

Taunya

Taunya

Research Assistant


Taunya has 6 beautiful children and 2 grandchildren. Taunya has taught homeschool for the last four years as a stay at home mother, and loved being able to travel around the country.

She is excited that CRPrime gives her an opportunity to make an impact on her community. Taunya 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 graduated from Idaho State University in 2020. He is looking forward to furthering his education to become a Physician Assistant. Joseph 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 horseshoes.  He is rarely seen without his trusty sidekick Cooper, his three legged schnauzer mix.  

Vicki

Vicki

Research Assistant

Vicki began her healthcare career as a surgical technologist with an Associate Degree in Science. She previously worked in the operating room in labor and delivery, and loved being able to assist with so many cute babies being born. 

Vicki is very excited to be able to continue her career in the medical field working at Clinical Research Prime to help people feel better. Vicki has a grown daughter and they love to go on car rides or watch Star Wars. She 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, and has lived in Ririe since 2000. She has 4 children and 1 grandson. She loves the outdoors, but fishing is her favorite outdoor hobby. Kim is excited to be a part of this amazing company.

Kevin

Kevin

Research Assistant

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree from Idaho State University, and brings over fifteen years of clinical experience to CRPrime. He is happy to be back in Idaho where he belongs, and looks forward to leveraging his experience into quality research products.

Kevin and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and experiencing all the natural 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 various medical field settings, 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 someone’s day even in the smallest ways. 

Enrique has two sons and a daughter. His favorite thing to do is to go camping, fishing, four wheeling, and have barbeques with friends and family.  Enrique is excited to be part of such a great team. 

Georgia

Georgia

Research Assistant

 

Georgia grew up primarily in Rigby, Idaho, but moved to Idaho Falls in time to graduate from Idaho Falls high School.  She is now one semester away from graduating from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and a minor in Applied Psychology. 

In her free time, Georgia enjoys spending time with her family and pups or making projects for her Etsy shop.  She has a strong love for learning and for people, which makes the medical field a dream career.  Georgia is excited to start the journey and be a part of the advancing research in health care.

Jessica

Jessica

Research Assistant

 

Jessica is from the St. Louis, Missouri area. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Jessica loves working in the health field which keeps her learning and brings variety to her day. She finds it very fulfilling to help others and loves working as a team.

Jessica loves living here in Idaho with her husband, where they both enjoy exploring the outdoors. Some of their favorite activities are ultimate frisbee, football, 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.  Jacquie has been in the medical field for three years, and loves being able to assist with patient care and being a part of the healing journey.
 

Jacquie has always enjoyed 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. 

Allie

Allie

Research Assistant

As an Idaho native, Allie has lived in Rexburg, Rigby and Blackfoot where she currently resides.  She has completed her generals at ISU and is currently deciding on whether or not to continue her education.  Allie has worked in the medical field before and has been a volunteer here at CRPrime.  A great experience with the CRPrime staff has made her very excited to be part of the team and to bring her skills to the table.  She loves having the opportunity to to work from home and still be able to come in and interact with everyone here.  

Allis loves spending time with her husband and kids when she is not working.  They enjoy going for rides in the side by side, going fishing or just lounging at home with snacks while watching movies.  Recently, Allie has become more active at the gym and has discovered that it is something she enjoys.  

 

Kristine

Kristine

Research Assistant

Originally from Rigby, Kristine lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Cheyenne, Wyoming before moving back to Idaho.  She received her A.A.S in Paramedicine from BYU-Idaho. 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. 

 

 

 

Martin

Martin

Research Assistant

 

Martin is originally from Denver but has lived in Idaho Falls for several years.  He received his Bachelors in Biochemistry from BYU Idaho and has worked for years in assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.  

Martin has a passion for research and was a part of many research projects prior to coming to CRPrime.  He is very excited to join that with his clinical exposure now.

When Martin is not working he can be found fly fishing and exploring the outdoors.

Tony

Tony

Research Assistant

Tony received his BS in Exercise Physiology from BYU-Idaho with an emphasis in research.

For his senior graduation project, Tony had the opportunity to create and design his own research project from the ground up, everything from study design to protocol development, all the way to final draft for publication.

Tony enjoys research and likes to stay up to date on scientific literature for various topics. This position allows him to have more hands on exposure to up-to-date studies and he is excited to delve into the deep recesses of scientific research.

Born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska Tony then spent two years down in Sao Paulo, Brazil on a religious service mission. After that was over, He moved to Idaho in pursuit of his degree.

In his free time, Tony enjoys sports such as basketball, golf, and the Olympics.  He loves the Marvel franchise,  reading Science Fiction and  Fantasy as well as playing video games and table top games.  He loves spending time with his wife, three children and their cat and dog.  Whether it is summer or winter, they love to do anything outdoors and are up to trying anything fun.