Desert Valley Research

A Medical Research Office in Redlands, CA

Desert Valley Research (DVR), is a Clinical Research Office that serves the Inland Empire and Palm Springs area. We are located in  Redlands, CA. Our location allows us to enroll participants from all over Riverside and San Bernardino counties. We have studies in ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease, Anxiety, Depression, Migraines, and OCD. Individuals that participate in our studies may be eligible to receive compensation for time and travel. Transportation services may also be available to qualified participants. We do our best to accommodate our patients to ensure that they have a positive experience while in our trials.

Participating in a Study

Steps to participate

  • Contact us to see if you are eligible

  • Complete a phone screen and answer a few questions about yourself

  • Schedule a time to meet with a staff member to go over your medical history

  • Meet with one of the doctors that will oversee your participation in the study

  • Review your present condition with the doctor, ask questions, and decide if you want to enroll

    Give us a call if you want to to learn more about this process, ask questions, or participate in a study.


Current Studies

Learn more about the research studies taking place now.

You may be eligible to participate in a research study at DVR if you have one of the following conditions. Feel free to click the "Contact us for more information" button below the study you are interested in, and we will reach out to you to talk about it. Not sure if you would qualify? Give us a call and find out.

Alzheimer's Disease/ Memory Loss

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away (degenerate) and die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person's ability to function independently.
The early signs of the disease may be forgetting recent events or conversations. As the disease progresses, a person with Alzheimer's disease will develop severe memory impairment and lose the ability to carry out everyday tasks.
As of now, there is no treatment that cures Alzheimer's disease or alters the disease process in the brain.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

It's normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if your life is stressful. However, excessive, ongoing anxiety and worry that are difficult to control and interfere with day-to-day activities may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
It's possible to develop GAD as a child or an adult. GAD has symptoms that are similar to panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other types of anxiety, but they're all different conditions.


Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.


A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress.
You may try to ignore or stop your obsessions, but that only increases your distress and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel driven to perform compulsive acts to try to ease your stress. Despite efforts to ignore or get rid of bothersome thoughts or urges, they keep coming back. This leads to more ritualistic behavior — the vicious cycle of OCD.OCD often centers around certain themes — for example, a fear of getting contaminated by germs. To ease your contamination fears, you may compulsively wash your hands until they're sore and chapped.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems.
Though it's called adult ADHD, symptoms start in early childhood and continue into adulthood. In some cases, ADHD is not recognized or diagnosed until the person is an adult. Adult ADHD symptoms may not be as clear as ADHD symptoms in children. In adults, hyperactivity may decrease, but struggles with impulsiveness, restlessness and difficulty paying attention may continue.


Desert Valley Research Staff

Principle Investigator:

Donald L. Anderson, MD

Dr. Donald Anderson received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in 1971.  After completing a residency in Psychiatry and a fellowship at University of Rochester, he went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and board eligible in Internal Medicine.  After returning to California, Dr. Anderson served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Loma Linda University School of Medicine from 1984 to 2000. While at Loma Linda University he also held the positions of Director of the Mental Health unit, student health services at University of California, Riverside, Medical Director of the Renaissance Unit for Alcohol and Substance abuse, and Psychiatric consultant for San Bernardino/Riverside County Indian Health Services.  He was voted by his peers as top ten Psychiatrists, Inland Counties by Inland Empire Magazine, and he has been working in the field of Clinical Trials since 1998.
Associations: American Psychiatric Association, California Psychiatric Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Southern California Psychiatric Society Inland Chapter

Principle Investigator:

Dennis K. Anderson, MD, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Dennis Anderson received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1966 and completed a General Surgery Residency in 1971. He completed his Plastic Surgery Residency in 1974 from University of California, Los Angeles. After practicing Plastic Surgery from 1974-2008, Dr. Anderson worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda University and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Loma Linda. He has been working in the field of Clinical Trials for over 5 years.

Research Coordinators

Ashley Auer, PT, DPT

Lara Logan, BS

Laura Serna, BA

Research Staff

Alyson Long, BA

Regulatory Specialist

Doris Johnson,

Data Entry & Quality Assurance Specialist

Kristi McCune, BS

Recruitment Specialist

Laura Serna, BA

Recruitment and Marketing Specialist

Rochelle Flores, CPT-1

Lab Technician

Tedi Anderson, RN, BSN



Dr. Anderson has collaborated with the following pharmaceutical companies as a Principal Investigator:

·      Actavis

·      Alder

·      Alkermes

·      Allergan
·      Amgen
·      Astra Zeneca
·      Arena
·      Avanir 
·      Axovant

·      Axsome
·      Biogen

·      Biohaven

·      Boehringer Ingelheim
·      Bristol-Myers Squibb
·      Daiichi Sankyo
·      Eli Lilly
·      Forest Pharmaceuticals

·      Glaxo Smith Kline
·      Hoffmann-LaRoche

·      Jansen
·      Lundbeck
·      Merck
·      Neurim
·      Novartis
·      Novo Nordisk
·      Otsuka
·      Pfizer
·      Roche
·      Roche Genentech

·      Sage
·      Sanofi Aventis
·      Sonexa

·      Teva


Contact us

Desert Valley Research
2068 Orange Tree Ln. #226 Redlands, CA 92374



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