L. (Ilsa) Jerome, Ph.D.
L. (Ilsa) Jerome earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of Maryland in 1999, with an interest in social cognition. Inside and beyond formal education, Jerome immersed herself in literature on psychopharmacology and what would soon become affective and social neuroscience. Ilsa was a member of the team that developed the initial 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) Investigator’s Brochure. Jerome was the Clinical Research and Information Specialist at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), where she continued to handle the Investigator’s Brochure. Seeking, understanding and communicating scientific information has been at the core of this role, while the details have changed. Jerome has collected and summarized research as part of designing and developing the Investigator’s Brochure and Phase 2 studies, assisted in the revision and management of Psychedelic Bibliography scope and content, supported and communicated with medical monitors, and communicated with researchers within and outside of MAPS and sending findings into the world as published reports. She gained skills in medical coding and uses this to support communicating data to regulatory agencies and published reports. Currently she joined the Safety team as a medical coder. In addition to performing medical coding, Jerome supports the Safety team through gathering, organizing and communicating thorough and current information on safety-related issues. She believes in the necessity of interpreting and sharing research knowledge that will best help MAPS PBC produce transparent, thorough and honest documents and reports, and that spotting good questions is as important as knowing good answers. Ilsa is fascinated by sound and music, and fragrance and olfaction. She spent a couple of years as a DJ at a university radio station, but remains emphatically unhip.