Miranda Wenzlaff, MS, CCRP

Research Program Manager

Miranda Wenzlaff is a certified clinical research professional (CCRP) who joined the research team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2019. She brings a wealth and versatility of research knowledge stemming from study start-up to closure, and has managed multi-center studies, clinical trials, investigator-initiated trials, education and qualitative research, community research initiatives, registries, biorepositories, and data banks. She has implemented quality improvement programs in a medical teaching hospital, and has expertise in study management, data management, SOP development, and regulatory oversight and compliance.

Miranda currently serves as the research program manager for Dr. Melinda Kavanaugh, providing oversight of her research portfolio. This research focuses on health care populations affected by neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, with particular attention on an underrepresented population of youth caregivers (children and teens). Her studies recruit participants from within the Milwaukee community, at national chapter sites, and within South Africa patient populations with Motor Neuron Disease (MND). Miranda oversees all IRB protocols and regulatory work, participant recruitment, data collection, and data entry. She also assists with grant procurement, tracking project deadlines and deliverables, and manages study budgets and financials.

Miranda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2008, where she completed a double major in psychology and human development. She completed her Master of Science degree in experimental psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2012.


  • M.S., Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2012
  • B.S., Psychology & Human Development, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2008