Meet the Franklin Health Team


Jessie Hawkins, PhD, CPI

Owner, President

Dr. Hawkins brings over 20 years of experience and expertise the team. She established Franklin Health Research as an independent educational center in 2005 and has overseen its growth into the complete contract research organization (CRO) it is today.


Christy Hires, MPH, CHES

Lead Researcher

Christy is a clinical trialist and biostatistician. Her area of expertise is data management and analysis, and she has a vast range of experience working with pediatric and underserved populations. She serves as the research team's natural and botanical products content expert.


Elizabeth Dunne, MS, RDN

Lead Dietitian

Elizabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Her area of expertise is supplement science and she has extensive expertise working with high-risk populations. She serves as the research team's nutrition and supplement content expert and oversees patient care.