Research Team


Ileana Rubio

Ileana Rubio, BA

Ileana Rubio is a graduate of UCSD and has worked for UC San Diego Health for most of her professional career. Ms. Rubio started in the Department of Medicine as a Registered Sleep Polysomnogpraher and then as a Clinical Research Supervisor in the Division of Pulmonary Vascular Medicine where she managed multiple clinical trials. In 2018, Ileana transitioned to the Department of Neuroscience - Movement Disorders Center as the Program’s Research Manager. 

Gayle Dizon

Clinical  Research Specialist. Gayle graduated in 1991 with a Medical Assistant degree. She has been in the medical fields for 24 years, she started her medical career as a Laboratory Assistant/ Phlebotomist at Sharp Memorial Hospital in 1993. She was later hired at UCSD, during her tenature at UCSD (1996-2003) she worked at a Laboratory Assistant III/ Phlebotomist, Administrative Assistant and served as a patient liaison for the Rheumatology Clinic and the Cancer Center Department. I also worked in Gastroenterology as a GI tech before she started her career in Clinical Research in 2003. She has experience coordinating trials with the following indication: Women's Health, Sleep Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Morton's Neuroma and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 

Christina Addington, BA

Clinical Trials Coordinator, Christina graduated from UCSB with a BS in cell and development biology. She began her career in research in 2007 at UCI. She has since been the Study Coordinator on over 45 Clinical Trials in the fields of neurology, psychiatry and rheumatology.


Edward Ceballos, BS

Initially a design major in college, Edward changed to philosophy before finally achieving a B.S. in Health Science from George Washington University. His clinical research career spans over 8 years as a research coordinator, clinical rater, and project manager. He has worked in multiple departments at both UC San Diego and UC Irvine including: psychiatry, neurology, pediatrics, and oncology.