Who We Are

Headlands Research Eastern MA is an adult outpatient neurology treatment clinic and research center. We specialize in the care of patients (and their families) with neurodegenerative diseases. We focus on memory and movement disorders. Dr. Marks is on staff at the Beth Israel Lahey Health Hospital system in Plymouth, MA. We are involved in numerous clinical trials in conjunction with various pharmaceutical, imaging and NIH sponsors.

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Meet our Team

Donald S. Marks, MD, Neurologist

For over 30 years, Dr. Marks has focused on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, specifically in the areas of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Marks has been the Principal Investigator (PI) in over 40 clinical trials with numerous pharmaceutical and imaging companies as well as with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Marks is a member of the medical staff at the Beth Israel Lahey Health Hospital (BILH) Plymouth and the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. He is the founding Medical Director for the Division of Neurology at the BILH Plymouth.

Kinan Hreib MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Hreib obtained his MD, Ph.D. and M.B.A. From Boston University and was trained in medicine and Neurology at Boston University Medical Center and Boston City Hospital. His professional life as a neurologist began at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, where he was the director of Vascular Neurology for over twenty years, after which he became the chief of Neurology at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA before becoming the Chief Medical Officer for Baystate Health North. Dr. Hreib continued to see patients as a neurologist while the chief medical executive and later decided to join Donald Marks clinic on neurodegenerative disease in Plymouth.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Simpson, PA-C

Elizabeth Simpson has been working in Alzheimer’s disease research as a sub-investigator with Dr. Donald Marks since 2021. She also works clinically in the outpatient neurology setting, primarily seeing patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Lizzy received her master's degree in medical science at the Tufts University Physician Assistant Program, and her bachelor's degrees at Providence College.

Morgan Tromblee, PA-C

Morgan Tromblee has been working in Alzheimer’s disease research as a sub-investigator with Dr. Donald Marks since 2022. She also works clinically in the outpatient neurology setting, primarily seeing patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. She received her master's at the MGH Institute of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program, and her bachelor’s in biology at the University of Vermont.

Headland Research EMA Staff

  • ◾️ Julie Burt, Site Director

    ◾️ David Lawson, Clinical Research Coordinator

    ◾️ Brandon Hatch, Regulatory and Clinical Research Coordinator

    ◾️ Erin Kearney, Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

    ◾️Clare Moore, PharmD, Research Pharmacist

    ◾️Maria Cunio, PhD, Rater

    ◾️ Robert Reed, Rater

    ◾️ Sue Coughlan, RN, Infusion Nurse

    ◾️ Nehemie Agenor, RN, Infusion Nurse

    ◾️ Jody Hicks, Front Desk Coordinator

    ◾️ Elizabeth Hitchings, Office Manager

    ◾️ Kim Parker, Front Desk Coordinator

Headland Research’s Mission

  • To improve lives by advancing innovative medical therapies.

  • Address

    45 Resnik Road, Suite 205 Plymouth, MA 02360

  • Phone

    508-746-5060

  • Website

    headlandsresearchema.com

  • E-mail

Headlands Research is a leading globally integrated clinical trial site organization with the mission of dramatically improving the clinical trials process.

Our Brownsville location is a Pfizer partner Site with a focus on multi-therapeutic and general medicine clinical research trials.

With an experienced and compassionate staff, our goal is to make sure patients have access to cutting-edge clinical research trials so we can discover a better tomorrow together.