About OCR

Who We Are - OCR

Optimum Clinical Research, Inc. (OCR) is an independent research site located in Salt Lake City, UT. Partnering with pharmaceutical companies, OCR studies the safety and efficacy of investigational medication in the population at the final stages of the FDA approval process. OC Research provides comprehensive facilities for the conduct of clinical research in a comfortable, yet professional environment. At Optimum Clinical Research, we pride ourselves on putting our participants first. Informed consent is our priority. Before you enter into a clinical trial here at Optimal Clinical Research, you will be educated at length on the key facts concerning your specific type of research. This education gives you the power to decide whether or not the study is going to be right for you.  Browse through the clinical trials that are currently available by clicking here.

Affiliated with an Internal Medicine Group, OC Research has access to a database of over 35,000 patients in addition to referrals from other physician practices.


The Optimum Clinical Research, Inc. (OCR) staff is a dedicated team of experienced research professionals: physicians, nurses and clinical research coordinators. Dr. Rhudy is the Medical Director and co-founder of OCR. A board certified physician with an Emergency Medicine specialty, Dr. Rhudy has been medical director of multiple clinics and facilities over his career. Dr Rhudy has been the principal investigator on more than 100 clinical trials for a variety of indications.  The conditions studied at OC Research vary greatly and include diabetes, high blood pressure, and more.


Jackson M. Rhudy, MD Medical Director and Principal Investigator

  • Principal Investigator Clinical Trial Experience: 30+ years
  • President of Optimum Clinical Research, Inc. since 1999
  • Years in practice: 33 


Wobo Bekwelem, MD, MPH Sub-Investigator

Heather Turner, BS, CCRC Owner, President

Ashlee Fawson, CCRC Site Director

P Quin, BS, CCRC Quality Assurance Manager 

Amber Palmer, BS  Marketing Director, Recruitment Manager, Regulatory

Kelie Taylor, CPHD  Clinical Research Coordinator

Madison Shingleton Recruitment Coordinator & Clinical Research Coordinator