About JEHM

Due to a superior commitment to quality, JEHM Clinical Research Group set out to become a leader in clinical research in Southern California. JEHM also possesses connections to hospitals, research centers, and private clinical practices across Southern California that allows for timely recruitment to meet the needs of trials and programs. JEHM’s expertise in the areas of infectious disease, cardiology, nephrology, and palliative care enables its leading professional team to successfully execute all trials and programs.

In addition, JEHM’s exceptional research team has decades of combined experieince, and can guide patients and doctors through all steps of study implementation, while addressing concerns and needs of patients, providers, and regulatory agencies.

Current Leadership Team Members

Hassan Bencheqroun, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Bencheqroun is a native of Morocco and came to the United States to train in the fields of internal medicine, critical care, and lung diseases with a special emphasis on Interventional Pulmonology. Dr. Bencheqroun further underwent specialized training at Harvard University in the field of clinical and epidemiological research specializing in Advanced Biostatistics, Secondary Data Analysis, Clinical Trials Design and Implementation, as well as Research Proposals and implementation. He is the medical Director of RESPIRE Clinic as well as RESPIRE/JEHM Research with the ultimate goal of bringing clinical trials to communities and bridge the gap between patients, and state-of-the-art medications currently in research.
Dr. Bencheqroun was awarded the Patient’ Choice Award for several consecutive years.

Raul Fortunet, Director of Operations.

Mr Fortunet boasts a long career in academic research of 26 years and counting between east coast (Brown University where he is still a consultant), and west coast (University of CA San Diego), spanning clinical research trials, device trials, as well as patient lifestyle intervention trials. He has been the regular recipient of multiple awards for consecutive years, and is an expert at patient retention especially among populations of different backgrounds participating in clinical trials. He is currently studying to become a Physician Assistant, adding clinical practice to his research experience.

James Strange J.D, Legal Counsel 

Hassania Bencheqroun Ph.D, Director of Research and Protocol Implementation

Jeanna Strange, Clinical Research Coordinator

Amanda Mallett CRCC, Clinical Research Coordinator

Thao Nguyen, Regulatory Specialist

Larissa Kmetz, Clinical Research Assistant - Palm Springs Location

Keya Bandyopadhyay Ph.D, Clinical Research Assistant