Meet the CEO:
MeLisa Gantt, PhD RN CNOR(E)
Dr. MeLisa Gantt, the CEO of the Gantt Clinical Research Institute LLC, is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who received her clinical research training at the renowned Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As someone passionate about Western and Eastern philosophy, mysticism, religion, and pseudoscience, she fully understands the obstacles of approaching such topics scientifically. This empathy is what makes the Gantt Clinical Research Institute different from others.
Hi I am Melisa
I have been in your shoes! Being a novice researcher was one of the most challenging experiences of my career. I had no guidance, no mentorship, no support, let alone was assigned work that was not necessarily research nor added value to me being a successful researcher. I had a passion for esotericism and deeply wanted to contribute to the healing sciences but had no one to cheer me on let alone the funding to do it. Just when I began to think that my PhD was a waste, I had a serendipitous opportunity to serve as the Director of Research for a hospital that was starting a new research department from the ground up. A novice researcher now in charge of an entire research department was the ultimate trial by fire but the best learning experience I could ask for. As I learned the policies, regulatory requirements, and politics associated with conducting research; and interviewed researchers about their needs, the same themes emerged. Each had wonderful ideas but feared that no one else would have interest in their quest nor have the support to explore it. So, I thought if I could go back in time and design a research consulting platform that could have helped me explore my far out research ideas, what would it look like? As time passed, I had the opportunity to serve as a research subject in several studies, a Research Assistant, a voting member on several Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), the Principal Investigator on funded and non-funded studies, the Director of Research for a new research program and even the Deputy Director for a research program that was ending. I even had the honor of serving as the Human Protections Administrator and research consultant for the Commanding General for all military healthcare research conducted in Europe. I've had successful studies and studies that failed. Now, I don't say all of this to brag or boast, but merely to let you know that I’ve seen clinical research from every possible angle and have learned key insights as to how to efficiently move from a research idea all the way to the published manuscript of a successfully completed study. Let me take that journey with you!
To help you get started, we offer a complimentary 30-minute no-obligation session. This session allows you to discuss your research goals and explore how the institute can support you in achieving them.
Dr. Gantt's experience and contributions to the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine are evident through her publications. From the use of sound technology for better sleep to the use of Reiki as an adjunct therapy for chronic pain, these publications reflect her commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and improving healthcare outcomes by exploring non-mainstream healing modalities.