The Team

The Central Texas Clinical Research team can be characterized by two words: longevity and loyalty. Experience counts, and all of our coordinators have over 10 years of experience in clinical trials.

Ronnie Milam

Ronnie Milam is the lead clinical research coordinator and has been with CTCR since 2001. He has 14 years of experience in research, and has worked with Dr. Brinson for 22 years. Ronnie brings a calm strength to the team that keeps everything running smoothly. His passions are cars and motorsports.

Alissa Milam

Alissa Milam is a clinical research coordinator and has been part of the CTCR team since 2009. She started working with Dr. Brinson at her family practice in 2003 and has been with her ever since. Alissa is the go-to person if there is ever a difficult blood draw. She enjoys spending time with her dog and reading mystery novels.

Krissandra Underwood is a clinical research coordinator and has been with CTCR since 2005. She has been in research for 11 years and worked with Dr. Brinson in her private practice for 6 years. She is certified in clinical research, is a certified medical assistant, and is working on a degree in human services. Krissy exemplifies the meaning of teamwork and true kindness. Her passions are music and social activities.


Monae Miller is a clinical research coordinator with 9 years’ experience in clinical research data management with a focus in process and document control, form design, creating templates for clinical study reports and protocols, technical writing for internal standard procedures, and training clinic staff. She is also a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (BS Biochemistry, 2006) and The University of Phoenix (Master of Health Administration, 2010). Her passions are music and art.


Daniel Duncan is the Communications Manager. He is responsible for recruitment and marketing as well as the scheduling of study participants. Daniel attended Northeastern State University and has a wide range of work experience from advertising to being a milliner’s apprentice which allows him to handle almost any project.

Tom Brinson is Managing Partner at Central Texas Clinical Research. He has managed the business since he came on board in 2003. A graduate of the University of Texas (BA Computer Science 1981), Tom likes road trips, negotiating contracts with pharmaceutical companies, national parks and music. Tom’s passion is Dr. Brinson! He has been married to her since 1987.