Where the experts come to work

For over two decades, CIT has been dedicated to assisting pharmaceutical companies find new cures to help patients better manage their healthcare.

Meet Our Physicians / Investigators

Robert Bota, MD, MSG, DFAPA

Principal Investigator

CA A103585 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, APA Distinguished Psychiatrist, principal investigator for CITrials’ Santa Ana/Orange County location. Dr. Bota has over 17 years of clinical research experience and publications spanning Schizophrenia Prodrome, Cognitive Impairment, Bipolar Disorder, Catatonia, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Major Depressive Disorder, Treatment-Resistant Depression, Schizophrenia Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Alzheimer’s Disease, Acute Agitation, Obesity, Anxiety Disorders, and Geriatric Neurological Disorders. These indications have been treated using both pharmaceuticals and devices. Dr. Bota is an alumnus of the University of Southern California for Gerontology. Dr. Bota completed his internship and residency at UMKC, Psychiatry. He earned the Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2017, received the Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association Award of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well as many honors and awards.

Diane Highum, MD

Principal Investigator

CA G68947 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator for CITrials’ Bellflower/Los Angeles location. She has been involved in clinical research for over 23 years working on over 130 industry research projects. Furthermore, she has 10 years of experience in academics as an Investigator. Dr. Highum is an honored alumnus of St. Olaf College for Philosophy, Wesley College for Pre-Med, and Harvard Medical School for her MD. Dr. Highum completed her Psychiatric residencies at both the University of California, Irvine, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her past positions include Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of California, Irvine, and Investigator for Pharmacological Development Physicians. She is a leader in the LA area for adult and geriatric patient care and leads a grassroots effort to aid the community in mental health treatment, Amen Clinic. Her CITrials site is a full-service inpatient and outpatient facility. In addition to her CITrials responsibilities, she works as an attending MD at a hospital that also serves CNS subjects.
Dr. Maguire

Gerald A Maguire, MD

Principal Investigator

CA G75084 Board Certified Gerald A Maguire, MD is Professor Emeritus and Founding Chair of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at UC Riverside School of Medicine. Dr. Maguire earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1991 and completed his residency in psychiatry in 1995 from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Maguire is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and has received numerous teaching awards. Dr. Maguire has published dozens of articles and delivered hundreds of invited presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Maguire is considered widely as the leading expert on the medical treatments of stuttering to which he is particularly drawn being a person who stutters himself.

Grace Morehart, MD

Principal Investigator

CA G76030 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, Principal Investigator for CITrials, Riverside/San Bernardino/Riverside Counties. She has over 20 years of clinical trials experience and 28 years of private practice experience in urgent care acute medicine. Dr. Morehart graduated from medical school at Rush Medical College of Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, and completed her residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1991.

Myron Reiff, MD

Principal Investigator

CA C36806 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator for CITrials’ Bellflower/Los Angeles and Santa Ana/Orange County locations. He brings a wealth of research knowledge; internal medicine, 30 years of extensive clinical practice, and 15 years in clinical research. Reiff graduated from medical school at Wayne State University in Michigan completing his internship and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Reiff currently holds multiple esteemed positions, in addition to his work with CITrials, including Medical Director of the Dermatology and General Practice, and a Physician Provider for MEDXM. He has over 15,000 post-operative care cases in his career, as an expert in medical and surgical management. Dr. Reiff is a Lifetime Diplomate, American Board of Medicine. He would be a great asset to any study!

Safety and quality are paramount

Our physicians have extensive backgrounds in their respective medical specialties and always prioritize patient safety.




180+ years of collective clinical trial experience


Assisted by expertly-trained medical staff

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Convenient Location

Some of the benefits of our Anaheim/Orange County, California location include:


There are three airports close to us, all within 30 minutes of our office: John Wayne Airport (SNA)Los Angeles Airport (LAX), and Long Beach Airport (LGB).


Only a 10 minute drive from most major hotel chains, including Anaheim Park Hotel, Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton, Doubletree, Hyatt Regency, Embassy Suites and many more


17800 Woodruff Ave,
Suite B,
Bellflower, CA 90706
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5700 Division Street,
Suite 101,
Riverside, CA 92506
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Center of Excellence

Centers of Excellence provide unparalleled attention to detail to assure consistent and first-class quality in patient care. We have supported tens of thousands of studies, the variety and complexity of which have resulted in a great depth of experience for the principal investigators and research staff at each Center.

We deliver engagement, expertise, and results.


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