Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile
Title: Senior Compliance Auditor
Senior Management Area: Duke Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance
Class Year: 2017
Malissa returned to Duke in August 2013 as an assistant research practice manager for the Department of Surgery. In January 2015, she transferred to the Human Subject Research Compliance (HSRC) section of the Duke Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance (OARC) as a senior compliance auditor. Her current role focuses on reviewing clinical trials research for compliance with institutional, state and federal guidelines and regulations. In addition, Malissa's role encompasses educational consultations. She also serves as a clinical research course instructor through the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR).
Prior to her return, Malissa worked at East Carolina Heart Institute for eight years (2005-2013) as the research nurse manager for the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. Malissa started her research career in 1998 at Duke in the Department of Anesthesiology and has also held several industry positions throughout her career.