I'm a Site Director originally from Hawaii for a small but amazing stand-alone research Site in Salt Lake City Utah.  As 2020 comes to a close with all its rough lessons, it has also highlighted what I know we can do help to make better in 2021 (and beyond), specifically the diversification of patient populations and investigators in clinical trials.  


As you network for great clinical research sites/collaborations, please keep us at the forefront of your site recruitment considerations.  Along with our 20 years of experience and well-trained staff, our dedication to the indications of asthma, diabetes and heart disease (disproportionately perpetuated in underserved populations) positions us to be part of and make the changes necessary to ensure that a diverse cohort of community members, patients, care providers and physicians have a seat at the drug development table.  It is critical that their perspectives and feedback be included. 


Looking forward to our connection!



Bella Johnson

Kalo Clinical Research is an independent research site located in Salt Lake City, UT. Partnering with pharmaceutical companies, we study the safety and efficacy of investigational medication in the population at the final stages of the FDA approval process.

Kalo Clinical Research provides comprehensive facilities for the conduct of clinical research in a comfortable, yet professional environment. At Kalo Clinical Research, we pride ourselves on putting our participants first.

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

The Kalo Clinical Research staff is a dedicated team of experienced research professionals: physicians, nurses and clinical research coordinators.


Nirmal Sunkara

Nirmal Sunkara, MD Principal Investigator

Mark Martinez

Mark Martinez MD, MBA Principal Investigator

Dr. David Masihdas

David Masihdas, OD

Val Jacobs

Valerie Jacobs MSN, APRN, FNP-BC Sub Investigator

Bella Johnson

Bella Johnson BA, CCRC Site Director

Dr. Wobo with coat

Wobo Bekwelem MD, MPH Sub Investigator

Chris Singer

Christopher Singer DNP, APRN, FNP-BC Sub Investigator

Amber Palmer

Amber Palmer, BS VP, Marketing


Asia Gibbs, BS Clinical Data Manager

Jacob Katutu

Jacob Katutu Network Engineer

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What to expect when visiting Kalo Clinical Research as we begin to resume in-person patient visits. At this time, you can schedule a screening appointment for one of our clinical research trials...continue reading