The Investigator

    Dr. Jerkins is a native of Nashville. He completed his undergraduate work at David Lipscomb University followed by medical school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis. After an internship at Methodist Hospital, Dr. Jerkins completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Department of Ophthalmology in Memphis. Dr. Jerkins’ comprehensive
ophthalmology practice began in 1982, focusing on cataract surgery and contact lens care. He also serves as a Principle Investigator for a variety of FDA-approved clinical trials. His career includes numerous leadership roles and appointments within the ophthalmology community.
Since 1996 his recurring trips to Ukraine have allowed him to share his faith through medical and humanitarian efforts. In 2010 Dr. Jerkins founded SeaStarKids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sponsors a summer Bible camp, monthly outings and university scholarships to underprivileged Ukrainian young people.

Published Articles

Author: OPP-001 Dry Eye Disease OC-02 Nasal Spray
Author: RGN-259 Ophthalmic Solutions for the Treatment of Dry Eye Using the Controlled Adverse
Environmental (CAE5M) Model

Author: A Review of Topical Cyclosporine A Formulations - a Disease-Modifying Agent for Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Presenting Author: AAO 2018 Symptom Relief in Dry Eye Subjects Following Intranasal Tear Neurostimulation
Coordinating Investigator: Clinical Evaluation Following Use of SYSTANE BALANCE in Subjects with
Lipid-Deficient Dry Eye

Gary W. Jerkins, MD

Brandi Wilson has been a Clinical Research Coordinator for 9 years. She has worked with Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, assisting in direct patient care for the treatment of multiple eye diseases. Her passion for research stems from her deep desire to aid in the advancement of new treatments that will improve the quality of people’s lives. She oversees making sure all IRB start-up documents are submitted in a timely fashion and creating source documents for clinical trials. Brandi has received current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training, IATA trained, and is CPR certified.

Outside of working she enjoys spending time with my husband and 2 girls with all their activities. Brandi also has a Nutrition shop where she enjoys working out and helping people meet their fitness goals.

Brandi Wilson

Megan

Brandi Wilson has been a Clinical Research Coordinator for 9 years. She has worked with Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, assisting in direct patient care for the treatment of multiple eye diseases. Her passion for research stems from her deep desire to aid in the advancement of new treatments that will improve the quality of people’s lives. She oversees making sure all IRB start-up documents are submitted in a timely fashion and creating source documents for clinical trials. Brandi has received current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training, IATA trained, and is CPR certified.

Outside of working she enjoys spending time with my husband and 2 girls with all their activities. Brandi also has a Nutrition shop where she enjoys working out and helping people meet their fitness goals.

The Staff