Research Staff


Clinical Research Program

Ashley Warden 

Ashley Warden, CCRC

Clinical Research Manager

To learn more about the exciting, ongoing research within the Division, please contact, Ashley Warden, Clinical Research Manager, at 843-792-4349 or You can also visit the South Carolina Research Studies Directory website to learn more about our studies. Please search using the keyword ‘Pulmonary.’


Thoracic Oncology Research Group


Michael Balassone

Program Coordinator

Mary Hill 

Mary Hill, BS, HCA

Program Coordinator


Joseph Roberts

Program Assistant


Kate Taylor

Program Manager

COPD & Rare Disease Research Group


Gwen Blanton

Program Coordinator


Rachel Millan

Program Coordinator


Kristin Neff

Program Coordinator


Susan Norton

Program Manager 

Jessica Stacieski 

Jessica Stacieki

Program Coordinator