Research Staff

Michael E. Manning, MD, PI

Dr. Michael Manning is the Principal Investigator and CEO of Medical Research of Arizona a division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD. He has practiced in the medical field as a board-certified Allergist, Immunologist and Internist since 1987. Dr. Manning leads the research team in training on protocols, investigational product compounds, and about disease under study. Dr. Manning and his practice specialize in Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis, OIT, food allergy, Hereditary Angioedema, Chronic Urticaria, Immunotherapy replacement and other disease since 1995. He has conducted over 150 clinical trials, in research phase II, III and IV. He enjoys the challenges of research and the new opportunities clinical trials give to his patients. Dr. Manning’s PI oversight of each clinical trial is outstanding, he is invested in the care of each of his research volunteers, and confident in the education of all his research staff. Dr. Manning maintains his Good Clinical Practice certification through CITI, as well as sponsor initiated Principal Investigator training programs. He continues to advocate for his patients and uphold their rights along with executing high quality trial data.


Anna Rose Fehr, RN, CCRC

Anna Rose Fehr is a Registered Nurse, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator from ACRP and Manages the research team at Medical Research of Arizona. Anna coordinates each trial from budgets and contracts all the way through to study close out. Alongside the team, she manages the health and wellbeing of our volunteers and over sees the proper handling of protocols and investigational products.

Anna was a Clinical Research Coordinator for nine years, prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, and then became a certified research coordinator in 2019. As a nurse, she worked in Dialysis and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant. She joined our team at Medical Research of Arizona in 2017. Anna has conducted research trials for large and new pharmaceutical companies specializing in psychology research and pulmonary research. Currently focusing on Asthma, Allergies (environmental and food) and rare disease in the Immunology field. She continues to deliver quality managed research trials that cultivate future growth in the world of medicine.​ 

Judy Opperman, RA

Judy Opperman has been with Medical Research of Arizona since 2019. She is the Regulatory and Finance Specialist. Judy has over 20 years of experience in accounts receivable. She maintains and organizes the Regulatory, including IRB regulations for Study Start up and Close Out process. She maintains the Regulatory records during the study, and follows GCP standards. She also manages the financial ledgers and oversees payments. She schedules the visits with our sponsors and appointments with our volunteers.​



Alexandria Clark, BSE, CRC

Alexandria Clark graduated from Arizona State University with a Biomedical Engineering Degree. While in attendance at ASU, she became interested in research through her work in the Aging with Autism Lab for two years. She accepted the Clinical Research Coordinator position with Medical Research of Arizona in early 2020. She has a passion for helping volunteers learn about their medical conditions and help them find a solution to make their quality of life better. She enjoys getting to continually learn about new research and contributing to the advancement of the medical field.



Aaliyah Dean, CMA, CRC

Aaliyah Dean graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health concentrating in clinical trials research. Prior to her Clinical Research Coordinator position at Medical Research of Arizona, she worked as a Certified Medical Assistant for six years and interned at a clinical research site with a focus in oncology. Aaliyah became increasingly interested in clinical trials throughout her education and enjoys the variety and innovation that clinical studies have to offer. She is inspired by research and honored to be a part of new medical advances.



Kasie Thompson, BSPH

Kasie Thompson Graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelors of science in public health. Through her education Kasie assisted in clinical trials which sparked her interest to pursue a career in this field. She joined Medical Research of Arizona in 2021 as our Clinical Research Assistant. She oversees the laboratory maintenance and ordering of supplies. She obtains biological samples and processes them to IATA and OSHA standards. She is managing the data entry and query resolution as well as recruiting for protocols.