Brain Matters Research

Brain Matters Research

Brain Matters Research

800 NW 17th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33445


Brain Matters Research (Kane Center)

900 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997


Brain Matters Research

Brain Matters Research

About Brain Matters Research

“At Brain Matters Research, being a center of excellence carries a great responsibility. We are committed to compassionate care and support for the patient, family and caregivers, alike. We believe that state-of-the-art care includes informing patients and families about increased risk factors for the disease, the latest information on prevention, and about the different types of clinical trial opportunities currently available. At any given time, we typically have 18-20 ongoing trials. These trials range from prevention trials that seek to understand who gets this disease and why, to trials seeking to help current sufferers of Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Our mission here at Brain Matters Research is to elevate Alzheimer’s Disease to the level of urgency that it deserves. It is a degenerative “cancer of the brain” that no one survives. Brain Matters Research is on a mission, and we need community involvement from those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, those at risk for the disease, those showing early symptoms of the disease, and those who are willing to participate in the research process. Doing nothing is no longer an option.”

Mark Brody MD, CPI
Founder, Principal Investigator
Brain Matters Research

Our Facility

Brain Matters Research is a privately owned and operated clinical trial site conveniently located in Delray Beach and Stuart Florida. We specialize in research and support for memory loss, with an emphasis on prevention and treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, for which we are recognized as one of the leading top-tier sites in North America.

Dr. Brody is considered a thought leader in the field, is often consulted regarding study design and feasibility, and serves on Advisory Boards for several pharmaceutical companies. The principal and sub-investigators are on-site full-time supervising all trial activities. BMR has an extensive patient database, as well as a history of collaboration with community physicians to bring research opportunities to their patients. Our professional, full-time, ACRP certified study staff are re-certified annually on GCP and ICH guidelines, and work hand-in-hand with our investigators to ensure rapid data entry and expedited query responses. Our center utilizes central IRBs, and can turn around regulatory documents and contracts/budgets within 24 hours, ensuring an expeditious study start-up. Full staff certified annually in GCP, ICH, OSHA, HIPAA, and PHI. Clinical research coordinators are ACRP certified. Principal investigator is CPI (Certified Physician Investigator) by ACRP.


BMR utilizes central IRB to facilitate rapid study start up. Our regulatory staff expedites submission of all required documentation within 2 business days. Budget and clinical trial agreements are reviewed and executed in house and turn around within two business days. Our expeditious processing usually allows for us to be screening and enrolling patients before most sites have even received their IRB approvals!


BMR works collaboratively with community neurologists and primary care physicians to offer research opportunities to their patient population. We work hand-in-hand to ensure the highest level of medical oversight during participation in a clinical trial. BMR works with a network of patient day care facilities, caregiver support groups, and disease specific associations to offer educational seminars, health fairs, and “Ask the Dr.” venues to provide much needed access to up to date information on new treatment and research options.

Our Staff

Mark Brody MD, CPI Founder, Principal Investigator

Mark Brody MD, CPI
Founder, Principal Investigator

Dr. Mark Brody is President and Founder of Brain Matters Research, one of the largest private clinical research facilities in the country specializing in Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis, treatment and research. He is a nationally recognized expert in both Alzheimer’s Disease and stroke, as well as the Principal Investigator in numerous clinical trials seeking to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s. He is in private practice in Delray Beach specializing in memory disorders and stroke prevention. He is one of a small group of neurologists whose career spans an academic practice, clinical practice, as well as clinical research.

Paayal Patel, MD

Paayal Patel, MD

Brain Matters Research proudly welcomes Paayal Patel, M.D., a neurologist specializing in cognitive disorders including dementia, and neuropsychiatry.

Prior to joining Brain Matters Research, Dr. Patel completed her fellowship in cognitive behavioral neurology at the Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She conducted her residency in neurology and internship at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, OSF Saint Frances medical Center located in Peoria, IL. She earned her medical degree at Ross University of medicine in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies. She has been practicing medicine since 2008.



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