Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

AEREO: The Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight

Consortium Members

*All AEREO Members serve in their individual, not institutional, capacities.

Emily E. Anderson, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Loyola University Chicago

Angela Bain, CIP, CIM

Research Protocol Analyst 2
Ohio State University

John R. Baumann, PhD

Associate Vice President for Research Compliance
Office of Research Compliance
Office of Vice President for Research 
Indiana University

Jennifer Bell, MA, PhD

Senior Bioethicist, Department of Clinical and Organizational Ethics
Research Scientist, Department of Supportive Care
Research Division, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Education Investigator 2
TIER (The Institute for Education Research), University Health Network

Barbara Bierer, MD

Faculty Director
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University

Professor of Medicine 
Harvard Medical School 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Jessica Blackburn, MPH, CIP

Senior Education and QA Research Protocol Analyst
Emory University IRB

Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, CIP

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

Stephanie Cargill, PhD, MSPH

Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics 
College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Health Care Ethics
Saint Louis University

Angela Cartmell-McGlyn, PhD, CIP

Sr. Research Project Manager
Rutgers Human Research Protection Program  (HRPP)
Rutgers University Office for Research

Swapnali Chaudhari, MBBS, MS, CIP

IRB Assistant Director
Rutgers Institutional Review Board
Rutgers University

Brooke Cholka, PhD, MA, CIP

Human Research QA & Education Manager
Weill Cornell Medicine

Justin Clapp, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Anne K. Clark, CIP

Director, HRPP
University of Texas Medical Branch

Michelle Daiss, CIP

Supervisor, IRB Research
Office for Human Research Protection, Mayo Clinic

Cheryl M. Danton MHS, CIP

IRB Managing Director
Social Behavioral Sciences (SBS)
University of Chicago

Maria Davila, MD, MA (Bioethics), CCRC, CIP

Director, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC)
Deputy Research Integrity Officer
Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (RCRA)
Emory University

Liza Dawson, PhD, MA

Chief of Bioethics
Institutional Review Board Chair
Research Integrity Officer
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Elizabeth Dayag, MLS-PA, CIP

Institutional Review Board Manager
Research Subject Protection Division
Defense Health Agency, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Barbara DeCausey, MPH, MBA

HRPP Director
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Malica T. Dock, CCRP

Assistant Director
Institutional Review Board
Office for Research, Rutgers University

Julie Doherty, DM, MSN, RN,CIP, CCEP

Director, Human Research Protections Program 
Office of Accountability & Compliance, Human Research Protections Office
University of Maryland Baltimore

Keren Dunn, CIP

Executive Director
Research Compliance & Quality Improvement
Cedars-Sinai Hospital System

Jake Earl, PhD

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Carley Emerson, MS, CIP

Director, Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lisa Eckstein, MHL, SJD

Senior Lecturer
Law and Medicine/Health Law
University of Tasmania

Marilyn Eshikena, MS, CIP

IRB Manager, Program for the Protection of Human Subjects (PPHS)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Michelle Feige, MSW, LCSW-C

Executive Vice-President 

Jody Ference, MS, CIP

Director, Human Subjects Protection
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Kelly Fitzgerald, PhD

IRB Executive Chair and VP IBC Affairs

Phoebe Friesen, PhD

Assistant Professor
McGill University  

George Gasparis

The PEER Consulting Group

Luke Gelinas, PhD

Board Chair

Senior Advisor 
MRCT Center  

Bruce Gordon, MD

Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Regulatory Affairs
Executive Chairman, Institutional Review Boards
Professor, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nicole Grant, RN, BSN, MPH

Associate Director, OHSRP / Executive Chair
National Institutes of Health

James Griffith, PhD, CIP

IRB Manager
Claremont Graduate University

Sonya Hadrigan, APRN, CIP

Director, Office of Research Protections
Houston Methodist Research Institute 
Houston Methodist Hospital

Pamela Hall, EdD, PMP

Senior Research Award Administrator, IRB Officer
Research and Sponsored Programs
Clark Atlanta University

Lauren AJ Hartsmith, JD, CIP

Director, Regulatory Affairs

David A. Heagerty, CIP

Associate Director, Human Research Protections
University of Pennsylvania

Elisa A. Hurley, PhD

Executive Director 

Richard F. Ittenbach, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director for Planning and Evaluation
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Richard James, MLIS, MBE

Academic Support Librarian
Nemours Children's Health
PCORI Ambassador, Delaware

Karen Jeans, PhD, CCRN, CIP

Director of Regulatory Affairs, ORPP&E
VHA Office of Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs

Ann Johnson, PhD, MPH, CIP

Director, Institutional Review Board & Human Research Protection Program
University of Utah

Michele Kennett, JD, MSN, LLM, PhD(c)

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Office of Research Compliance and Integrity, Office of Research
University of Missouri

Georgia Ann Keriazes, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCOP

Institutional Review Board Chair
Research and Quality Improvement Specialist
Lakeland Regional Medical Center

Sana Khoury-Shakour, PhD

Director, Office of Research Compliance Review
University of Michigan

Sarah H. Kiskaddon, JD, MA

Director, Office of Human Research Studies
Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center 

Becca Klarin, MA, CIP

Senior Program Associate 
Office of Research Integrity

Susan Kornetsky, MPH

Director of Clinical Research Compliance
Children's Hospital Boston

Stephanie A. Kraft, JD

Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics

Benjamin J. Krohmal, JD, HEC-C

Director of the John J. Lynch, MD Center for Ethics
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Jessica Kroll

VA Central IRB Administrator
Veterans Health Administration Office of Research and Development

Abigail Lowe, MA

Assistant Professor
Department of Allied Health Professions Education, Research, and Practice
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Mariette Marsh, MPA, CIP

Senior Director, Research Ethics & Quality 
University of Arizona

Jan Martinez, MS, CIP, CLSSGB

IRB Manager
HRPO/IRB, University of Maryland

Tanya Matthews, PhD

HRPP Director/IRB Administrator
Kaiser Permanente

Adam McClintock

Director, Office of the Institutional Review Board
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Suzanne McMurphy, PhD, MSS, MSLP, MHSc

Associate Professor
Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
Fellow, Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation & Rhetoric
University of Windsor

Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSB

Chief Medical Officer
WIRB-Copernicus Group

Christine Melton-Lopez, MS, CIP

Director, Human Subjects Protection Program 
University of Arizona

Michelle N. Meyer, JD, PhD

Assistant Professor 
Associate Director, Research Ethics
Chair, IRB Leadership Committee
Director, Research Ethics and Advice Consult Service
Geisinger Health System

James Mischler, PhD

Director and Chair
Institutional Review Board
Northwestern State University

Deborah Mittman, MPS

Program Manager, HRPP Education & Quality Improvement
Office of Research Compliance & Quality Improvement
Cedars-Sinai Hospital System

Chris Moore, JD

Director, Institutional Review Board 
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Kevin Nellis, MS

Executive Director, Human Research Protections and Quality Assurance
Research Foundation for SUNY
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Oskar Neyra, CIP

Manager, IRB 2
Human Research Protection Office & IRBs
Columbia University


Stuart G. Nicholls, PhD

Senior Clinical Research Associate & Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Facilitator
Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute 


Christie O'Brien

VA Central IRB Manager
Veterans Health Administration Office of Research and Development

Rachel Olech

Senior Regulatory Specialist
Center for Clinical and Translational Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

Courtney Olson, MS

Manager, Process Improvement 
Human Subjects Protection Program
University of Arizona

Edith Paal, MSJourn, MPH, CIP, CHRC

IRB Director
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

Sangy Panicker, PhD

Director of Public Policy & Education Programs
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Linda Parreco, RN, MS

Nurse Consultant; Liaison to the NCI CIRB
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute

Stephanie Peña, MS, CIP

Director of Institutional Ethics & Compliance
Office of Research & Innovation
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Cheri Pettey


Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

Margaret Rankovic

Director, Content and Education
CITI Program

Stephen Rosenfeld, MD, MBA

President, Freeport Research Systems
Board Chair, AAHRPP

Amy Rouselle, MPH, CIP

Director, Human Research Protections Program (HRPP)
Cooper University Health Care

Jessica Rowe, MA, MS, CCRP

Associate Director,  HRPP and YCCI  
Regulatory Compliance & Quality
Yale Human Research Protection Program
Office of Research Administration  

Daniel Roysden, PhD, ThM

Atlanta VA liaison to the Emory University Institutional Review Board
Atlanta VA Health Care System

Katherine Sahan, DPhil

Research Fellow, Ethical and Social Implications of the Clinical Use of Genomic Risk in Cancer Care
ETHOX Centre

Cheryl Savini

Savini Consulting, LLC

Amy Schwarzhoff, MS, MBA, CIP

Director, Human Subjects Research
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Toby Schonfeld, PhD

Executive Director 
National Center for Excellence in Health Care
Veterans Administration

Joel Seah

Research Integrity and Ethics Office
Nanyang Technology Center

Ada Sue Selwitz, MA

Executive Integrity/Compliance Officer
University of Kentucky

Kimberley Serpico, MEd, CIP

Associate Director of IRB Operations
Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Megan Singleton, JD, MBE, CIP

Associate Dean for Human Research Protection and HRPP Director
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Caroline L. Slymon, CIP

IRB Analyst III
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Elika Somani

Bioethics Fellow
NIH Clinical Center Department of Bioethics

Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Ursula von der Ruhr Professor of Bioethics and Assistant Provost for Research
Director, Human Research Protection Program
Medical College of Wisconsin

David Strauss, MD

Special Lecturer
Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

Senior Advisor
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University

Elyse I. Summers, JD

President and CEO 

Monique E. Tadeo, MS, CIP

Director, Program in Human Research Ethics and Oversight
EPA Human Subject Research Review Official
Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Ivy R. Tillman, MS, CCRC, CIP

Director of Research Operations
Mayo Clinic

Emma Tumilty, PhD

Assistant Professor & Associate Director of Graduate Studies
Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities
University of Texas Medical Branch

Carol Weil, JD

Human Research Protections and Bioethics

Muhammad Zahid, MD, MPH, CIP

Associate Director, OHRS
Member, Institutional Review Board
Member, Scientific Review Committee
Office for Human Research Studies
Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center