Audrey Nathanson, BSN, RN

Audrey Nathanson, BSN, RN

Clinical Research Nurse
Stephenson Laboratory

Audrey is inspired by the many patients and research volunteers she’s cared for and guided through their experience with illness and/or their participation in research trials.  After graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Nursing, Audrey began her career at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.  Her earliest experiences as a young nurse were caring for some of the first people presenting with signs and symptoms of a mysterious, unknown disease, variously diagnosed as Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO), CMV, Pneumocystis pneumonia or Kaposi Sarcoma.  What came to be known as AIDS.   After moving to Boston, Audrey worked in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Hospital where she was exposed to the research world with the many cutting edge interventional cardiac studies (PTCA, tPA, streptokinase), that were conducted at that time.  Audrey took her interest in research to the Clinical Research Center at BIDMC where as a staff nurse coordinator and later, project manager, she helped implement trials in Infectious Disease, Neurology, Endocrine, Interventional Pulmonary, Sleep Medicine, and Breast Imaging.  Audrey joined Dr. Stephenson’s study team as a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in 2021 after working with her team during the COVID-19 pandemic on the Remdesivir and Novavax vaccine trials.  Audrey enjoys collaborating with research nurses across the Harvard system and beyond, and is currently doing so as an active member in the Boston-New England Chapter of the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses serving on the Board and Advisory Board of Directors.

When Audrey isn’t working you might find her riding her bike, snorkeling, watching sunsets, reading, planning her next trip and being walked by her golden retriever, Daisy.


State University of New York at Buffalo, BSN