Paula Naidu, MPH, CCRP

Paula Naidu, MPH, CCRP

  • Director, Clinical Research Operations

Prior to joining Global Pediatric Medicine, Paula helped build the clinical research infrastructure for the Department of Hematology as the clinical and experimental divisions joined to form a new department. She directed a team of study coordinators and research nurses to manage a clinical research portfolio which ranged from natural history of disease to multi-site, therapeutic trials. The scope of that work covered research concept to protocol completion: protocol development, regulatory compliance, data management, and quality assurance. She helped develop the clinical research career ladder at St. Jude, and continues to serve on the evaluation committee for the ladder.  Paula has also served on the Internal Monitoring Committee, which is charged with oversight of the clinical research monitoring and auditing reports for the institution.

Paula graduated from the Honors Program at Auburn University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She later earned a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology. She is a Certified Clinical Research Professional.