Why Mills Clinical Research?
Mills Clinical Research is an advocate for men’s health, wellness and disease prevention for communities impacted by obstacles to healthcare, including awareness, health literacy and access. Over the past decade, Mills Clinical Research has been the principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials. Many of these trials have led to presentations at national and international conferences and have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Our dedicated team of physicians and medical professionals with years of experience utilize the latest technologies to help us and our industry partners create longer, healthier and happier lives.
Our areas of expertise include
Immunology | Infectious Disease | Men’s Health | Cardiovascular Health
With 20+ years of research experience and 100 completed study protocols, the Mills Clinical Research team is comprised of highly qualified and trained individuals. Our staff is GCP trained and CCRP certified and, with bilingual employees, we are able to accommodate both English and Spanish speaking patients. With a dedicated recruitment and outreach staff, as well as a patient database of 15,000, we are able to proactively meet our recruitment goals.
Mills Clinical Research is a member of RXTrials, SOCRA, and Society of Clinical Research (SCRS).
Some highlights of our research facility features include:
- Accommodations to conduct Phase I, II, III and IV studies
Remote Monitoring System (RMS) enabled
Automated Cellular Temperature Monitoring System
Onsite Regulatory Manager and advanced CTMS and EMR system
We offer the following sub-study capabilities:
Pharmacokinetics Sampling (PK)
Peripheral Blood Mononucleated Cell (PBMC)
Dexa Scan Onsite (Bone and Full Body Imagery)
Mills Clinical Research Team
Dr. Tony Mills
Chief Medical Officer
A leading clinician in the fields of Men’s Health and HIV disease, Dr. Mills serves as the primary care provider for over 2,000 patients, including approximately 1,000 living with HIV. Dr. Mills received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine, a residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, all at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Mills is a member of many professional societies including the Infectious Disease Society of American, HIV Medical Association, International AIDS Society, IAS-USA, and the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
Director of Research Programs
Dr. Panagiotis Vagenas received his bachelor’s and master’s in biochemistry and Ph.D. in immunology from Imperial College London and a Master’s of Public Health from Yale University. He has over 15 years of research experience, focusing on HIV/AIDS among key populations. He worked on vaccines for HIV, at the Population Council and the Rockefeller University in New York. He then joined the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine, where his research focused on the intersection of substance abuse and HIV, with a particular emphasis on alcohol and drug use among people with or at risk for HIV, as well as medication-assisted therapies for substance use disorders. Following Yale, he joined a global health nonprofit, where he oversaw the institutional research agenda, the ethical conduct of research and strategic research planning. He joined the Men’s Health Foundation as Director of Research Programs in 2019. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles, published in high-impact journals. He is experienced with quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design, grant writing, project management and evaluation.
Director of Clinical Research Operations
Alfonso is an experienced clinical research and healthcare strategic planning and operations executive. He has an established career working at renowned academic research centers, hospital systems, and cancer centers. He is well versed in strategy, operations, quality, compliance, telemedicine and the use of biotechnology for the advancement of healthcare.
Alfonso earned his Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis in Global Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College, and he also holds a Master of Arts from California State University, Los Angeles, focusing on Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Alfonso’s interests include disease prevention, public health awareness and wellness and he is particularly interested in the use of technology to bring therapeutic treatments that have quality of life improving benefits and potential curative benefits to the people who need them.