Research Staff

Maliha Alam, MPH - Clinical Research Coordinator

Maliha Alam, MPH – Clinical Research Coordinator

Maliha received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology from the College of Medicine at University of Arizona and her Master’s in Public Health from the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University. While at the Milken Institute, Maliha focused on global and population health with an emphasis on community outreach and advocacy. She has over five years of clinical experience in Emergency Medicine and Pharmaceuticals. Maliha is passionate about clinical research; she feels it is the “perfect mix between the large-scale implementation of public health programs with an important focus in clinical medicine.” Her journey at Mount Vernon Clinical Research started as a Clinical Research Patient Recruiter after which she was promoted to Research Assistant. Maliha is certified in IATA, CITI, and BLS-CPR.


Kourtney Richardson - Clinical Research CoordinatorKourtney Richardson – Clinical Research Coordinator

Kourtney joined Mount Vernon Clinical Research in 2021 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science from Auburn University in 2017. She began working in healthcare as a phlebotomist, then later went on to obtain her Master of Science Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating in 2020, she worked as a Clinical Research Assistant on Phase III COVID-19 Vaccine clinical trials. Kourtney is certified in IATA, CITI, and BLS-CPR.


Lilian Vargas - Clinical Research Assistant

Lilian Vargas – Clinical Research Assistant

Lilian joined Mount Vernon Clinical Research in December 2019 as a Research Assistant after working for an Ophthalmology Practice as a Medical Assistant/Scribe. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology from Georgia State University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health. Lilian enjoys her job as a research assistant as there is much to learn. Her strong organization and interpersonal skills, as well as her detail-oriented personality, makes her a great addition to the team. Lilian is certified in IATA, CITI, and BLS-CPR.