Margaret C. Pless, MSc, CRC I
Clinical Research Coordinator
Margaret is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Boston Center for Memory (BCM). In this role she is responsible for administering and rating neuropsychological assessments and coordinating and managing Phase II and Phase III clinical trials in pharmacotherapy to treat Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The aim of these clinical trials is to investigate the efficacy of novel treatments to treat the neurobiological and functional deficits caused by MCI and AD.
Prior to working at BCM, Margaret worked at Beth Israel Lahey Health on the Lung Screening, Tobacco and Health Study investigating how to integrate tobacco counseling programs into lung cancer CT screening. In this role she gained extensive experience working with seniors on their behavioral health and decision-making in the context of quitting smoking. This experience and her ongoing interest in neuropsychology and the interface between biology, learning, and behavioral health led to her interest in the treatment of AD and MCI.
Margaret graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012 with a double major in Pre-Medical Studies and German. Her first experiences in clinical research were completed at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan as a Volunteer Research Assistant in the department of Anesthesiology. She went on to complete a Master’s in Biology at City College of New York, with a research interest in Molecular and Structural Biology. She is also a Certified Research Phlebotomist and trained in Basic Life Support.