Emily Baum, CCRP, is a Clinical Research Associate III in Global Pediatric Medicine where she uses an extensive background to provide clinical research leadership and guidance to partner sites around the world.
Emily first arrived at St. Jude in 2000 as a post-undergraduate intern in the Pediatric Oncology Education Program, which helps prepare young adults for careers in the biomedical sciences, providing short-term training in laboratory or clinical research. Emily was hired full time upon completion of the program, serving as a co-investigator on several cross-departmental research protocols doing everything from leading consent discussions to administering, scoring and reporting neuropsychological tests, and monitoring and coding patient data.
Emily later joined the After Completion of Therapy Department as a Clinical Data Abstractor, creating summaries for patients transferring to ACT status. This detailed abstraction work sparked her desire to work more closely with active therapeutic protocols.
For the next 13 years, Emily worked in the Leukemia/Lymphoma division of the Cancer Center. There she served as the lead Clinical Research Associate for the St. Jude Total studies, working on three of the most recent iterations – Total15, Total 16 and Total 17. The Total study is St. Jude’s front-line protocol for the initial treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology/anthropology from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science in educational psychology and research from the University of Memphis. She has been a Certified Clinical Research Professional since 2002.