About Us


Katie Shepherd
Founder, LSRN Research

Lead Principal Investigator
25+ Clinical Trials
11 Years Research Experience
Specialty: Head lice

Katie Shepherd, the Founder of Lice Solutions, RN and The Shepherd Institute for Lice Solutions, is a globally recognized lice expert who conducts clinical lice research studies with major universities and is frequently invited to speak around the world. Her book, Lice Advice, is regularly used to educate parents and school/camp professionals, thus promoting lice awareness and the benefits of using lice removal services.

She has more than 10 years of experience as a Principal Investigator in Clinical Research and works closely with a number of universities and pharmaceuticals. With close to 20 years hands-on experience in head lice treatment, she oversees the country’s only nonprofit organization for the research, education, and treatment of head lice.

Katie has certified more than 250 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico in The Shepherd Method™ of Nit and Louse Removal, which methodically removes head lice and nits. Her efforts to help people with lice have taken her around the world, including Cambodia, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Jeffrey Seiler, MD
Medical Director

Principal Investigator
90+ Clinical Trials
11 Years Research Experience
Specialty: Women’s Health

Dr. Jeffrey Seiler received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio; and his MBA from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He did his residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He has published three book chapters and 14 articles in various prestigious medical journals. Publications pertain to infertility and gynecologic surgery as well as operational issues related to the cost and quality of medical care.

He was the Chairman of the Department of Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic Affiliate; and Chairman of the Department of Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Ft. Lauderdale & Weston, Florida.

Dr. Seiler has been a Principal Investigator and Medical Director for the past 11 years. During this time he has conducted 90+ clinical trials.

J. John Goodman, MD
Principal Investigator

over 115+ Clinical Trials
24 Years Research Experience
Specialty: Dermatology

Dr. Goodman graduated from Yale University and obtained his medical degree from the University of Vermont. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology after completing three years of specialty training divided among Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City; the Skin and Cancer Unit of New York University Post Graduate Medical School, New York City; and Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Dr. Goodman is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine; a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology; and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

He has conducted 115 Clinical Trials and has 24 years of research experience. He has been a Principal Investigator since 1995.

Amy Botello
Clinical Coordinator

80+ Clinical Trials
20 Years Research Experience

Amy Botello has been a Clinical Coordinator since 2004, and in the medical field since 2000. She has been involved in research for the past 20 years and has participated in more than 80 clinical trials. She is currently studying nursing at Dade Medical College in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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  • IATA
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • CPR Training
  • NIH - Human Participants Protection for Research Teams
  • GCP/ICH Training
  • OSHA
  • HIPAA / COBRA and Patients’ Rights.
  • Medical Error Prevention and Safety.