A native of Salisbury, North Carolina, Ms. Bouk joined the Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI) in December 2008 as a clinical research coordinator. Now as project leader at CTSI, she oversees clinical operations and regulatory affairs for the Translational Population Health Research group based in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Prior to joining CTSI, Ms. Bouk worked as a clinical research coordinator with Piedmont Medical Group (PMG), an integrated site network of clinical research facilities in the southeast region of the United States. She worked at the Charlotte site, consisting of 20-plus investigators. There, she conducted 15 studies as the primary coordinator in a wide range of therapeutic areas, including hyperlipidemia, hypertension, COPD, diabetes, knee osteoarthritis, dermatology and influenza. Ms. Bouk focused on recruiting and managing study participants for pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials, as well as establishing primary care physicians and medical specialists as investigators.
Ms. Bouk holds an MBA from Wingate University and a Bachelor of of Science in Biological Sciences from NC State University. She was involved in undergraduate research associated with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Honors Research Program through which she evaluated a chemotherapeutic agent on breast cancer cells at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also gained public health experience with the North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in Wake County.