Start-Up Team Manager, PPD. Kristie has been in the field of clinical research for over 18 years. She has worked on several pivotal diabetes studies such as Empa-REG, LEADER, and Devote Trials. She has also contracted with several pharmaceutical companies to assist with protocol development and feasibility studies from a site perspective as well as helping develop recruitment and retention initiatives. Outside of loving clinical research she is a workout junkie and a certified fitness instructor through AFAA and certified to teach 5 different Les Mills programs.