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