Carolinas HealthCare System
Marybeth P. Whitney, BSN, RN, CCRC

Marybeth P. Whitney, BSN, RN, CCRC

Manager, Clinical Trials
Carolinas HealthCare System
Carolinas Rehabilitation, Physical M&R
Prior Positions and Experience

Manager, Clinical Trials, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC

Clinical Research Associate, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC

Research Coordinator, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC

Research Coordinator, Lung Center, Carolinas Medical Center – Mercy/Blumenthal Cancer Center, Charlotte, NC

Research Coordinator, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute (SHVI), Charlotte, NC

Staff Nurse, Step-down Neurosurgical, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC

Radiology Nurse, Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC

Nursing Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC

Oncology Staff Nurse, St. Raphael’s Hospital, New Haven, CT

Oncology Clinic, Norwalk Medical Group, Norwalk, CT

Oncology- bedside, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT

Medical Surgical Telemetry- bedside, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Orthopedics- bedside, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA


BSN: 1981, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

Research Interests

Ms. Whitney’s research interests are to be at the forefront with the collaborative team in discovering effective treatments and prevention in all areas associated with rehabilitative medicine. She has been lead coordinator on more than 30 sponsored pharmaceutical and device trials, primarily in the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and including cardiology and oncology. She has contributed as a writer in multiple investigator-initiated grants and has an in-depth knowledge and participation in monitoring and regulatory compliance. Another research interest is to discover new uses for existing drugs in the neuro-protective and rehabilitative arena.

Recent Publications

Anderson KD,  Acuff ME, Arp BG, Backus D, Chun S, Fisher K, Fjerstad JE, Graves DE, Greenwald K, Groah SL, Harkema SJ, Horton III JA, Huang MN, Jennings M, Kelley KS, Kessler SM, Kirshblum S, Koltenuk S, Linke M, Ljungberg I, Nagy J, Nicolini L, Roach MJ, Salles S, Scelza WM, Read MS, Reeves RK, Scott MD, Tansey KE, Theis JL, Tolfo CZ, Whitney M, Williams CD, Winter CM, Zanca JM. United States (US) multi-center study to assess the validity and reliability of the spinal cord independence measure (SCIM III). Spinal Cord. 2011;49(8):880-5. PMID: 21445081

Perrin PB, Niemeier JP, Mougeot JL, Vannoy CH, Hirsch MA, Watts JA, Rossman W, Grafton LM, Guerrier TD, Pershad R, Kingsbury CA, Bartel SW, Whitney MP. Measures of injury severity and prediction of acute traumatic brain injury outcomes. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014; Epub ahead of print; 58, 51-63. PMID: 24590151

Nguyen VQ,  Bock WC, Groves CC, Whitney M, Bennett ME, Lechman TE, Strother R, Grill JH, Stager KW, Chae J. Fully implantable peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of hemiplegic shoulder pain: a case report. AJPM&R. 2014 In Press.