Ari Padilla

Ari Padilla, MBA

Program Manager, Clinical Research Support


Ari is the Program Manager for the Clinical Research Support (CRS) team at SC CTSI. She works closely with the Director of the CRS as well as the clinical research coordinators (CRCs) in support of all aspects of study management and consultations for new studies.

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Professional Background

Prior to coming to the SC CTSI, Ari worked as a Research Project Manager at Kaiser Permanente, where she led several behavioral recruitment studies. Additionally, she has previously worked at the LADHS as an administrative fellow working closely with LADHS leadership on improving specialty care access. Ari received her MBA from the University of California, Irvine with an emphasis on Health Care Administration.


Outside of work, Ari spends time with her husband and two sons, taking advantage of all Southern California has to offer as well as spoiling her two dogs, Godzilla and Kong.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.