Investigators

Phyllis L Hendry

Phyllis L Hendry MD, FAAP, FACEP

University Of Florida Research Foundation Professor; Associate Chair Of Research, Department Of Emergency Medicine
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville
Phone: (904) 244-4986

Phyllis Hendry, MD, is a tenured professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. She completed her pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville. She served as director of pediatric emergency services at UF Health from 1993 to 2005, and since 2008 has been assistant chair for emergency medicine research. In March 2016, she was appointed the TraumaOne deputy medical director of pediatric transport and care. Dr. Hendry served as a founding medical director for a regional pediatric hospice and palliative program, Community PedsCare from 2005 – 2007. She was the medical director for Florida Department of Health’s EMS for Children program from 1999 – 2005 and continues to serve on the Florida EMSC Advisory Committee as data liaison. She has been a textbook editor and contributor to the Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals textbooks. Currently, Dr. Hendry’s research initiatives include serving as principal investigator for the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) and the Pediatric Emergency Care Safety Initiative (PECSI). She has been the principal investigator for numerous federal and private grants, as well as clinical trials totaling more than $6 million. Dr. Hendry was the Jacksonville site principal investigator for University of Florida’s first Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant titled, “An Emergency Department-to-Home Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Hospital Use” (2014-2017). Her areas of research interest include pain management, patient safety, pediatric trauma and emergency care, EMS data systems, health literacy, bereavement and end-of-life care. Dr. Hendry served on numerous university committees, including promotion and tenure, Faculty Senate and Faculty Council. In 2017, she received a University of Florida Term Professorship Award. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Robert C. Nuss Research Scholar of the Year Award.

Accomplishments:
  • Term Professorship Award
    2017 · University of Florida
  • Robert C. Nuss Research Scholar of the Year Award
    2015 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Certifications:
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics
Specialties:
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties:
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Publications:
Grants:
  • Sep 2019 ACTIVE
    Longitudinal Assessment of Post- traumatic Syndromes (U01)
    UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2019 ACTIVE
    OR-DRPD-ROF2019: Early Administration of Steroids in the Ambulance Setting: An Observational Design Trial
    UF RESEARCH ·
  • Mar 2019 ACTIVE
    Pain Assessment and Management Initiative 3.0: Multimodal Approaches to Improve Pain Outcomes and reduce Opioid Risks
    FL MED MALPRACTICE JOINT UNDRWRTNG ASSO · Principal Investigator
  • Jan 2018 – Dec 2019
    Development and Validation of a Screening Protocol to Identify Elder Abuse in United States Emergency Departments
    UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA ·
  • Sep 2017 ACTIVE
    The University of Florida Jacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT)
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
  • Sep 2016 – Jul 2019
    Longitudinal Assessment of Post- traumatic Syndromes (U01)
    UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2016 – Dec 2018
    Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Education
    FL MED MALPRACTICE JOINT UNDRWRTNG ASSO · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2014 – Dec 2016
    PAMI
    FL MED MALPRACTICE JOINT UNDRWRTNG ASSO · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2014 – Mar 2019
    An Emergency Department-To-Home Intervention to Improve
    PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST · Project Manager
  • Jun 2013 – May 2016
    CRASH Elderly
    UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2012 – Aug 2016
    CRASH AA
    UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 1989-1991
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
    University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1986-1988
    Pediatrics Residency
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1985-1986
    Pediatrics Residency
    Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1984-1985
    Pediatrics Residency
    Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1980-1984
    Doctor of Medicine
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana
Sophia S Sheikh

Sophia S Sheikh MD

Assistant Professor
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville
Phone: (904) 244-3837

Sophia Sheikh, MD, received her degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham and completed her residency training at the University of Florida School of Medicine – Jacksonville. She then pursued further training in the field of medical toxicology at the joint program offered by Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. While learning the clinical aspects of medical toxicology, she also learned principles related to public health surveillance, epidemiology, public health and disease prevention. In addition to toxicology, she also has an interest in emergency department pain management. She is a sub-investigator on a patient safety grant working on improving pain management and education in acute care settings. She authored several publications and presented lectures nationally on these topics. Currently, she is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida School of Medicine – Jacksonville.

Specialties:
  • Emergency Medicine
Subspecialties:
  • Medical Toxicology
Grants:
  • Nov 2019 ACTIVE
    The Aging and Integrative Pain Management Initiative
    FLORIDA BLUE FOUNDATION · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2019 ACTIVE
    Neighborhood of Pain- Health Disparity Influence on Chronic Pain Interference
    FOU FOR PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATI ·
  • Mar 2019 ACTIVE
    Pain Assessment and Management Initiative 3.0: Multimodal Approaches to Improve Pain Outcomes and reduce Opioid Risks
    FL MED MALPRACTICE JOINT UNDRWRTNG ASSO ·
  • Jan 2018 – Dec 2019
    Development and Validation of a Screening Protocol to Identify Elder Abuse in United States Emergency Departments
    UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA ·
Education:
  • 2010-2012
    Medical Toxicology Fellowship
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2007-2010
    Emergency Medicine Residency
    University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 2003-2007
    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama

Co-investigators

Jennifer M Brailsford
Department: JX-DEAN-ADMINISTRATION

Jennifer M Brailsford PhD

Medical Scientist III
Roger B Fillingim
Department: DN-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

Roger B Fillingim

PROFESSOR
Jennifer N Fishe
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Jennifer N Fishe MD

Assistant Professor; Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Director, Center For Data Solutions
Haytham Helmi
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Haytham Helmi MD, MPH, CPH

Assistant Director, Clinical Research
Brittany N Johnson
Department: Pharmacy

Brittany N Johnson

Pharmacist Practitioner
Robin Moorman Li
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Robin Moorman Li Pharm.D., BCACP, CPE

Clinical Associate Professor And Assistant Director
Monika Y Patel
Department: Department of Anesthesiology

Monika Y Patel

CLIN AST PROF

PAMI Coordinators

David R Holden
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

David R Holden

Research Coordinator II
Phone: (904) 244-8605
Michelle Lott
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Michelle Lott

Research Coordinator III
Phone: (904) 234-1877
Morgan A Manning-Henson
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Morgan A Manning-Henson

Clinical Research Manager
Phone: (904) 244-4234
Natalie R Spindle
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Natalie R Spindle

Health Educator
Phone: (904) 244-8651

Administrative Team

Amy R Kennedy
Department: DSO-SHANDS JAX CLINICAL PRACT

Amy R Kennedy

Executive Assistant – EM Research
Phone: (904) 244-4986
Jessica Lane
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Jessica Lane MBA

Research Administrative Manager
Phone: (904) 244-8634

Contributors, Reviewers, and Past Investigators

  • Patrick Aaronson, Pharm D, DABAT
  • Kathy Baldwin, Pharm D
  • Joe Cammilleri, Pharm D, BCACP
  • Megan Curtis, MA
  • Raina Davidman, MBA, LPN, EMT
  • Danielle Eaves Hernandez, CCLS, CTRS
  • Adam Hilton, DO
  • Robert Hurley, MD, PhD
  • Lisa Jacobson, MD, FACEP
  • Colleen Kalynych, MSH, EdD
  • L. Kendall Webb, MD, FACEP
  • Cristina M. Zeretzke-Bien, MD FAAP FAAEM FACEP