• Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

    7850 Vista Hill Avenue San Diego, CA 92123

  • Research Site Introduction:

    Housed within Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital is the cutting-edge Clinical Research Center. The center has conducted more than 300 clinical trials on adults and children for conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD as well as cognitive disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment.

    The Clinical Research Center is dedicated to developing new and more effective therapies that can enhance the lives of not only the participants themselves, but others suffering from similar mental health and cognitive disorders. In fact, numerous studies in which the Center has participated have yielded current market medications and treatments. The Center’s highly capable team and clinical expertise are well-poised for any new and innovative therapy trials.

  • Research Site Description:

    Dr. Michael Plopper, a geriatric psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Sharp Behavioral Health Services since 1998, brings over 25 years of comprehensive experience as the principal investigator for the Clinical Research Center. The clinical research team consists of skilled professionals with a combined experience of 120 years in clinical research. The team includes a nurse, two medical assistants, a psychologist, three psychiatrists, two social workers, and two Certified Clinical Research Coordinators. This accomplished and dedicated team assists each participant throughout their study experience and ensures that personal information is always kept strictly confidential. Additionally, the clinical research team has access to the renowned health care services provided by the larger Sharp hospital system and the latest in health care assessment techniques and treatment tools.

  • Patient Demographics:

    The Clinical Research Center has completed trials for children and adolescents, adults, and seniors, within the scope of various mental health conditions, including depression, stress and anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and substance misuse. The Center also specialized in trials for people living with memory conditions like Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Contact Information:

    Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Clinical Research Center
    7850 Vista Hill Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123
    858-836-8350
    SMVResearch@sharp.com

Active Studies:

There are no active studies for this clinic.