Meet the Clinical Research Staff

Christopher Smith, MD, Director of Research

Christopher Smith, MD,
Director of Research

Dr. Smith is a nationally recognized author and researcher who trained with some of the world’s most prominent allergy and immunology experts at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While there, he conducted the hospital’s largest pediatric asthma research study. He is the author of five chapters on allergic and immunologic diseases in “The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult,” the widely used clinical resource for pediatricians, published in 1998 and updated by Dr. Smith in 2002, as well as several medical articles on asthma and allergy topics.

To date, he has conducted over 100 clinical trials in allergies, asthma, sinusitis, COPD, eczema, and new vaccine development, and has helped bring several new drug therapies to market. Dr. Smith’s strong interest in new drug therapies led him to establish the Corning Center for Clinical Research. Only a select few allergists across the country have his level of experience, and it enables him to provide individuals with research options. This is an option for those who have tried everything, and are looking for research options.


Tracey Loid, RN, BSN, Clinical Study Coordinator

Tracey Loid, RN, BSN, MS-CRM
Clinical Study Coordinator

Ms. Loid has several years of experience working in clinical trials and medical research. She trained at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Keuka College. She completed her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research Management through Arizona State University.

Tracey has extensive experience working with pediatric and adult patients in hospital settings as well as caring for patients in medical offices. She is comfortable providing information to participants in terms that are easy to understand, as well as accurately recording and reporting on complex clinical studies.


Lisa Condefer-Smith, RN, MSN, CRNP Sub-Investigator

Lisa Condefer-Smith, RN, MSN, CRNP Sub-Investigator

Lisa earned her Master’s degree in nursing from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She studied research principals with some of the national thought leaders in nursing research. Lisa has joined our research team, and serves as a sub-investigator on many of our ongoing clinical trials.