Master of Public Health, Maternal Child Health Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Certificate of Clinical Research Tulane University School of Medicine
Society of Clinical Research Associates, Certified Clinical Research Professional, CCRP
Master of Art in Science, Biology/Statistics University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bachelor of Science, Anthropology-Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Melody Benton is a New Orleans native, graduating from Eleanor Laura McMain Magnet Secondary School. She then decided to leave New Orleans and attend the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for undergrad where she started her clinical research career in internal medicine, and graduated with a BS in Biological Anthropology. After working for several years in clinical research she got her MS in Biology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, then moved to Philadelphia where she worked as a clinical researcher at the University of Pennsylvania in Cardiothoracic Surgery. After a few years at Penn, Melody moved to Los Angeles to focus more on her career, where she continued her research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, eventually finding her niche at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. Eventually, it came time to push her career forward, and Melody moved back home to New Orleans to work in the Department of Pediatrics/Medicine, Section of Hematology-Oncology, at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is currently the Administrative Director of Clinical Research Operations and Regulatory Protections. While at Tulane, Melody received her second Master’s degree in Public Health and continued to pursue her PhD. Her research focuses on hemophilia, specifically, patient and caregiver preferences, using a discrete choice experiment, with time trade off methodology, under the guidance of Dr. Shi.
Hemophilia, Patient and Caregiver Preferences, Discrete Choice Experiment, Time Trade Off Methodology
Benton, M., Patel, A. M., Shi, L., Monnette, A., Hong, D., Kruse-Jarres, R., & Raimundo, K. (2020). Assessing patient and caregiver preferences for treatment of haemophilia A: A discrete choice experiment. Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia, 2020;00:1–5.
Horan, J., Haight, A., Dioguardi, J., Brown, C., Grizzle, A., Shelman, C., Kanter, J., Hale, G., Nieder, M., Benton, M., Kasow, K., Abraham, A., Chiang, K. (2015). Using fludarabine to reduce exposure to alkylating agents in children with sickle cell disease receiving busulfan, cyclophosphamide, and antithymocyte globulin transplant conditioning: results of a dose deescalation trial. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation: Journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. S1083-8791(15) 00042-7.
Yang, X., Kanter, J., Piety, N., Benton, M., Vignes, S., & Shevkoplyas, S. (2013). A simple, rapid, low-cost diagnostic test for sickle cell disease. Lab on a Chip. 13, 1464-1467.
Yang, X., Piety, N., Vignes, S., Benton, M., Kanter, J., & Shevkoplyas, S. (2013). A simple paper-based test for measuring blood hemoglobin concentration in resource-limited settings. Clinical Chemistry. 59(10):1506-13.
Benton, M., Shi,L., Patel, A., Monnette, A., Hong, D., Thielmann, H., Raimundo, K., Kruse- Jarres, R., and Singleton, T. Evaluating Patient and Caregiver Treatment Preferences in Hemophilia A Using Discrete Choice Experiment. International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). July 2019.
Freeman, B., Benton, M., Gold, H., Wong, S., and Chavan, R. Step Wise Approach To Transition of Care and Existing Challenges in Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). February 2014.
Yang, X., Kanter, J., Piety, N., Benton, M., Vignes, S., and Shevkoplyas, S. A simple, rapid, low-cost test for the diagnosis of sickle cell disease using a paper-based hemoglobin solubility assay. American Society of Hematology. December. 2012.
Pall, M., Mathur, R., Benton, M., Nguyen, M., Azziz, R. Accuracy of self assessment of body hair and menstrual status in women evaluated for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The Endocrine Society. 2007.
Pall, M., Mathur, R., Benton, M., Nguyen, M., Azziz, R. Prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women with self-experienced excess body hair and/or menstrual dysfunction. The Endocrine Society. 2007.
International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Congress, Melbourne, Australia 2019. “Evaluating patient and caregiver treatment preferences in hemophilia A using a discrete choice experiment.” Benton, M, Shi,L, Patel, A., Monnette, A., Hong, D., Raimundo, K., and Kruse-Jarres, R.
The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2014. “Step wise approach to transition of care and existing challenges in adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). “ Freeman, B. Wong, S., Gold, H., Benton, M., and Chavan R.
Sickle Cell Education Day, Tulane University. 2013. “Adolescent Health in Sickle Cell Disease- A Time of Transition.” Freeman, B., Gold, H., Wong, S., Benton, M., and Chavan, R.
7th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and Annual National Sickle Cell Scientific Meeting, 2013. “Global Opportunities in Sickle Cell Disease Diagnosis: Introducing a New Paper-Based SCD Diagnostic Test.” Yang, X., Kanter, J., Piety, N., Benton, M., Vignes, S., and Shevkoplyas, S.
Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting in Boston, MA 2012. “Discrepancies in Pain Reporting Between Pediatric Patients With Sickle Cell Disease and Their Parents.” Unger, K., Allison, A.L., Henry, C., Benton, M., DeJean, E., Holt, C., Drury, S., & Kanter, J.
6th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and Annual National Sickle Cell Scientific Meeting, 2012. “Novel Method of Neurocognitive Evaluation in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease.” Unger, K., Allison, A.L., Henry, C., Benton, M., DeJean, E., Holt, C., Drury, S., & Kanter, J.
SRM/SSPR, February 2012. “Discrepancies in Pain Reporting Between Pediatric Patients With Sickle Cell Disease and Their Parents.” Unger, K., Allison, A.L., Henry, C., Benton, M., DeJean, E., Holt, C., Drury, S., & Kanter, J.