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Modern Research Associates PLLC is an independent clinical research entity that specializes in dermatological disorders in DFW and surrounding areas.

Our Providers:


Dr. Jennifer Cather - Dr. Jennifer Cather leads Modern Research Associates as well as her private practice, Mindful Dermatology. She is a board-certified dermatologist, an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and is an internationally recognized authority in complex medical dermatology, aesthetics, and skin cancer. Dr. Cather is passionate about diagnosing and managing patient conditions, from the most severe diseases, such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, to common skin conditions. Whether seeking the latest medical or rejuvenation advancements in dermatological care, Dr. Cather and her team at Modern Research Associates are fully invested in our patients. They are constantly raising the standard for dermatology care by providing innovative, research-based therapies and actively seeking new treatments through clinical research.

Dr. Cather, a Southern California native, and her husband, Chris, have two daughters, Wonder and Magic. Outside of work, Dr. Cather enjoys staying active and living a healthy lifestyle, whether it’s snow skiing, snorkeling, hiking, or stargazing with her husband.


Melodie Young, NP - Melodie Young is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing in Dallas since 1987 and is the former director of the Psoriasis Center at Baylor University Medical Center. She has served on psoriasis and phototherapy-related committees for the American Academy of Dermatology. Additionally, Melodie has 30 years of experience in clinical trials (therapies and medications) in atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, hair loss disorders and skin infections as well as aesthetic products. She has been published in nursing and medical journals, and lucky for us she carries that knowledge and passion through everything she does here at Modern Research Associates as well as in our private practice, Mindful Dermatology.  



Melodie chose to work in dermatology because she loves making a difference in her patients’ lives. Melodie and her husband Gary have four almost-grown children and have lived in East Dallas since the early 90’s. She grew up road-tripping and has been to 49 states and dozens of countries with more on her bucket list. 

Enrolling Clinical Trials:

Psoriasis (ages 6+)

Atopic Dermatitis (ages 18-55)

Axillary Hyperhidrosis (ages 9+)


Prior Clinical Trials:


Atopic Dermatitis



Prurigo Nodularis


Email us to inquire about current clinical trials

9010 N. Central Expressway

Suite 170, Dallas TX 75231

Across the street from North Park Mall

Phone: 214-361-2008

Fax: 214-361-2004

Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm

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