Our Purpose is Our Passion

Medicine helps us all live healthier. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people across the globe through research in medical science and therapies.


At SCT, our culture is friendly and professional, with a personal touch. We invite patients to become part of our team, and change the world through quality clinical research. Just like we’ve been doing for over fifteen years. Our dedicated staff place research integrity, safety and personal care as their top priorities, and each clinical trial is conducted according to FDA and ICH guidelines.


Mary Stedman, M.D

Dr. Stedman has been successfully completing clinical research studies in the Tampa Bay area since 1997. Taking her clinical research experience and combining it with her extensive pharmaceutical knowledge, she has developed one of the region’s most respected clinical research sites.

Currently, she serves as the medical director and principal investigator of Stedman Clinical Trials while continuing to maintain an independent private practice.  

Education: BA, Pharmacy - University of Florida, Gainesville

MD - University of South Florida, Tampa
Residency: Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, University of South Florida, Tampa


Susan Fowler

Susan grew up in Memphis TN. She graduated from Baptist School of Nursing as a registered nurse and from CBU with a major in accounting. She has worked many years in all areas of Clinical Research. She moved to Tampa in 2016 and joined Stedman Clinical Trials as Site Manager / Lead Coordinator.

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Ruth Cox

Ruth Cox grew up in New York City, but moved to the sunshine state in 1979. Prior to joining our team in 2016, Ruth had extensive experience working with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's Disease. 

Ruth most recently worked as a clinical research coordinator for over 5 years at Axiom Clinical Research of Florida under the parent company of Tampa Neurology.  She now applies her experience here at Stedman Clinical Trials to manage our studies on memory loss and  Alzheimer's Disease.