Melissa LaMantia is the Director of Research at Insight Therapeutics and has been with the team since 2016. She is responsible for overseeing the research team and study activities through all trial phases and ensuring studies meet regulatory compliance. Prior to her current role, she coordinated and executed clinical research activities including site recruitment, informed consent, data collection, and monitoring.
Before Insight, Melissa worked in healthcare settings for over five years and conducted research on learning and memory at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, and the Boston University Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center. She has additional experience in web-based marketing, recruiting, and counseling. Her passions include health literacy, education, patient-centered care, and the role technology plays in healthcare.
Melissa earned her Master of Arts in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College and graduated cum laude from Simmons College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a focus on biopsychology.
In her free time, she enjoys yoga and curling up with her two cats, a cup of coffee, and a good book. She loves nature, and her favorite thing to do is hike and explore with her husband and their Lapponian Herder, Beren.
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