Omaha, NE

Meridian's Omaha, NE, location serves as the company's international headquarters and largest independent research facility. Under the leadership of medical director and principal investigator Brandon J. Essink, MD, Meridian's Omaha site conducts research for a broad range of investigational treatments. Studies at this site explore vaccines and medicines developed to treat migraines, acne, depression, high cholesterol, and other conditions.

For more information about joining a study in Omaha, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to join — you can decide if the study is right for you.

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Contact Information

Phone: (402) 934-7563

Meridian Clinical Research
3319 N 107th St
Omaha, NE 68134

Meet the Physician


Brandon J. Essink, MD, CPI

Dr. Brandon Essink has served as a principal investigator at Meridian since 2003. In his role, Dr. Essink directs clinical practice operations at Meridian’s dedicated research center in Omaha, NE. He is frequently selected to lead pioneering vaccine research programs because of his extensive experience in the field and the superb track record sites have maintained under his guidance.

Dr. Essink earned his BS from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE, and attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, NE, graduating in 2001. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2003 and a Family Practice Procedural Fellowship in 2004. He has been board certified in family practice since 2003 and has practiced family medicine since 2004.

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Featured Studies

Low Testosterone Study in Omaha, NE

Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism) Study • Now Open in Omaha, NE This placebo-controlled clinical study is looking for subjects. You might be eligible for some compensation for participation. Health insurance is not required to join. You may be eligible if you… Are a man between the ages of 45 and 80; … Read more

Pneumococcal Vaccine Study in Omaha, NE

Pneumococcal Vaccine Clinical Study • Now Open in Omaha, NE If you haven’t been vaccinated against pneumococcal disease, you may be eligible for a clinical study. Pneumococcus can cause serious diseases. Right now, a clinical study is testing an investigational vaccine to learn about the safety and immune responses it … Read more

Osteoarthritis Study in Omaha, NE (01-0007)

• Now Open in Omaha, NE Osteoarthritis (Knee or Hip) Study Meridian Clinical Research is conducting a study for people with osteoarthritis (OA) pain of the knee or hip. You may be eligible if you… Are age 19 or older Have osteoarthritis pain of the knee or hip Qualified participants … Read more