MDMA Project Team

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Tiffany Sauls

Tiffany Sauls, MD

Lead Therapist & Principal Investigator

Raymond Turpin

Raymond Turpin, Psy.D.

Lead Therapist & Principal Investigator

Brandon Adcock

Brandan Adcock, DO

Site Physician

Josh Short

Josh Short, MD

Site Physician

Tiffany Sauls, MD is a board certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist who specializes in integrative treatments for mental health. 


She is the founder and director of Asheville Integrative Psychiatry.


Originally from Atlanta, GA, she attended undergraduate at Davidson College in Davidson, NC and medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA.  She completed residency in Triple Board (Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine. 


Her path to psychedelic medicine came from an early interest in the benefits of nature to treat a wide range of mental and physical health issues, particularly in children and adolescents.  The synergistic healing qualities of psychedelics and nature are simultaneously ancient and novel in our existing cultural paradigm.  She is excited to bring psychedelic medicine both to the Southeastern United States and to the forefront of psychiatry. 

Rob Jacoby

Rob Jacoby, LCMHCS


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Kim Skelton


Natalie Lembeck

Natalie Lembeck

Research Assistant/Site Coordinator

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David Young, Ph.D.

EAMP1 Therapist in Training

Rob received an Associate’s Degree from Valley Forge Military College, a Bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College, and a Masters from Chestnut Hill College in Individual and Marriage and Family Therapy.


He has 20 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of therapeutic settings. Rob has worked in Residential Treatment Centers and outpatient settings and has experience with Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Trauma Recovery, dual diagnosis, CBT, DBT, EMDR, interpersonal process, meditation & mindfulness, and experiential therapy.

Katie Marks

Katie Marks

Overnight Attendant

Aimee Copeland, The Pearl Psychedelic Institute

Aimee Copeland

EAMP1 Therapist in Training

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Frank Starling

Overnight Attendant

Katie is a pharmacy student currently finishing her 3rd year at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.


She grew up in Greensboro, NC and went to high school in Boone, NC. She completed her undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill where she studied biochemistry and neuroscience.


Her interests in pharmacy include psychiatric and geriatric ambulatory care. In her free time, Katie enjoys rock climbing, hiking and traveling. 

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