Association for the Accreditation
of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. ®

About: Meet Our Team

AAHRPP site visitors review applications and conduct their own comprehensive peer-review assessment, which includes an on-site evaluation. Each Organization is evaluated by a team of not fewer than two individuals chosen by AAHRPP. The site team leader is a member of AAHRPP's Council on Accreditation or an experienced site visitor.

Amal Al Omari, MS, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Office of Scientific Affairs and Research

King Hussein Cancer Center

John R Baumann, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research Compliance
Indiana University
Susan A Berry, MD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota   
AAHRPP Team Member John Andrew Bertolatus, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa

Judy Birk, JD

IRB Executive Director, HRPP Associate Director

Office of Research

University of Michigan

Angela Braggs-Brown, MA, CIP, RAC
Director, Human Research Protection Program
University of Cincinnati
Heather Bridge, BA

Director, OHSRP Office of Policy and Accreditation

National Institutes of Health

AAHRPP Team Member Wesley G Byerly, PharmD, CIP

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Ian Chen, MD, LLM, JSD
Executive Secretary, Human Research Protection Center
National Taiwan University Hospital
B I Choe, PhD, MBA, LLM
Professor, Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Graduate School for Life
The Catholic University of Korea
Delia Wolf Christiani, MD, JD, MSCI
Associate Dean, Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Philip A Cola, PhD
Associate Professor of Management, Design & Innovation
Case Western Reserve University
Charlotte Coley, MACT, CIP
Education & Training Manager, Office of Human Research Ethics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jeremy J Corsmo, MPH, CIP
Senior Director, Research Compliance and Oversight
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Laura Covington, MS
Accreditation Lead, National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board
Emmes Company
Tracey Craddock
Senior Consultant, Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rebecca Dahl, PhD, CIP
Assistant Vice President, Research Compliance
Stony Brook University
Stephanie deRijke
Senior Director, Clinical Trials Audit and Compliance
Emory University
Francis J DiMario Jr, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Human Research Protection Program
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Julie Doherty, DM, MSN, RN, CIP
Executive Director, Office of Accountability & Compliance
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Renee Doughman, PhD
Director, Human Research Oversight, Office of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Fanny K Ennever, PhD, CHC
Retired from
Boston Medical Center
Joshua Fedewa, MS, CIP

Director, IRBMED

University of Michigan

Carol A Fedor, RN, ND, CCRC
Senior Clinical Manager, Research Programs
American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network
Tonya Ferraro, MEd

Senior IRB QI Consultant

Boston Children’s Hospital

Robert Frenck, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, IRB Chair
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Eugene A Gallagher, MSPH, CIP, RAC
Retired from
Vanderbilt University
Cynthia Gates, JD, CIP, CCRP
Executive Director, Human Subjects Research Office
University of Miami
Joseph Gibbons, MD
Staff Physician, Medicine - Hematology Oncology
Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC
Robin C Ginn, MBA
Assistant Vice President, Research Administration
Emory University
AAHRPP Team Member Bruce Gordon, MD

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regulatory Affairs

University of Nebraska Medical Center

K Sue Haddock, PhD
Board Chair
Dorn Research Institute
James Hagadorn, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Attending Neonatologist, Division of Neonatology
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Raffaella Hart, MS, CIP
Senior Vice President, IRB and IBC Services
Biomedical Research Alliance of New York, LLC
Matthew Hodgson, MA, MS, CHRC, CCRP
Vice President, Research Compliance & Regulatory Affairs
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Susie Hoffman, BSN, CIP
Retired from
University of Virginia
Sara Horn, BS, CIP

IRB Director

The Pennsylvania State University

Leslie Howes, MPH, CIP
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Seil Jang, BS, LLM
IRB Secretary
Samsung Medical Center
Ann Johnson, PhD, MPH, CIP
Director, IRB and HRPP
University of Utah
AAHRPP Team Member Martha F Jones, MA, CIP

Vice President, Human Research Affairs

Mass General Brigham Incorporated

Wendy E Kaye, PhD
Senior Scientist
McKing Consulting Corporation
Michele R Kennett, JD, MSN, LLM
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Department of Research
University of Missouri - Columbia
Sana Khoury-Shakour, PhD
Director, Office of Research Compliance Review
University of Michigan
Heather Kim, MS, RAC, CIP

Quality Assurance Manager

WCG IRB

Helene Lake Bullock, PhD, JD

Associate Vice President for Research, 

Executive Director of the Office of Research Integrity

University of Kentucky

Alison Lakin, RN, LLB, LLM, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Regulatory Compliance
University of Colorado, Denver
Dawn Lowe-Daniels, MS, CHRC
Director, Business Operations, Translational Core Laboratory
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
AAHRPP Team Member Monika S Markowitz, PhD

Executive Director, Research Integrity and Ethics

Virginia Commonwealth University

Mariette Marsh, MPA, CIP
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Safety
The University of Arizona
Hiromi Martorano, PhD, CIP, CCRP

Assistant Director of Expedited Review

Mass General Brigham Incorporated

Linda Mayo, CIP
Director, Office of the IRB
The University of New Mexico
June R Merwin, PhD
Retired from
Pfizer
AAHRPP Team Member Jonathan E Miller, MPPA, CIP

Assistant Vice President for Research Regulatory Oversight

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Suzanne Murphy, PhD, RN, CIP
Associate Director, Office of Human Subjects Protection
Nemours Children's Health System
Kelley O'Donoghue, MPH, CIP
Associate Vice President for Human Subject Protection
University of Rochester
Rhonda Oilepo, MS, CIP, CHRC
Assistant Vice President, Human Research Administration
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Julie Ozier, MHL, CIP

Senior Vice President, IRB Review/Regulatory

Advarra, Inc.  

Russell Price, CCEP
Chief Compliance Officer, Department of Legal Affairs
Utah State University
Jodi Roberts, PhD, MS, BS
Retired from
Utah State University
AAHRPP Team Member Kristin Rochford, EdD, MPH, CIP

Senior Director

University of California Los Angeles

Lori A Roesch, CIM, CIP
Research Integrity Manager
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Joseph Schmelz, PhD, RN, CIP, FAAN
Assistant Vice President for Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Amy Schwarzhoff, MBA
Director, Human Subjects Research
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Patricia Seymour, CCRC, CIP, MA
Director, Human Subjects Protection Program
North Star Review Board
Maria Im Hee Shin, PhD
Professor, IRB Expert Secretary (Expert Member)
Daegu Catholic University Medical Center
AAHRPP Team Member Megan Kasimatis Singleton, JD, MBE, CIP

Associate Dean, Human Research Protections & Director of the Human Research Protections Program

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sujatha Sridhar, MBBS, MBE
Executive Director, Research Compliance, Education, and Support Services
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Pam Stafford, MA

Associate Director, Office of Research Integrity

University of Kentucky
Michelle C Stickler, DEd, CIP
Assistant Vice President for Research, Office of Research Support & Compliance
University of Texas at Austin
Kim Summers, PharmD

Vice President for Research

University of Texas Health San Antonio

Ivy Tillman, MS, CCRC, CIP
Director of Research Operations
Mayo Clinic
Kenia F Viamonte, MA
Director, Human Subject Research Office
University of Miami
Kimberly A Volarcik, RN
Executive Director, Research Compliance, Research Compliance Officer
Case Western Reserve University
Meixia Wang, MD, PhD
Director of the Organization Office
Beijing You'an Hospital, Capital Medical University
Patricia A Ward, MPA
Director, Regulatory Affairs
University of Michigan Medical School
Candice A Yekel, MS
Associate Vice President for Research
The Pennsylvania State University
Muhammad Zahid, MD, MPH, CIP
Associate Director, Office of Human Research Studies
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Amal Al Omari, MS, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Office of Scientific Affairs and Research

King Hussein Cancer Center

John R Baumann, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research Compliance
Indiana University
Susan A Berry, MD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota   
AAHRPP Team Member John Andrew Bertolatus, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

The University of Iowa

Judy Birk, JD

IRB Executive Director, HRPP Associate Director

Office of Research

University of Michigan

Angela Braggs-Brown, MA, CIP, RAC
Director, Human Research Protection Program
University of Cincinnati
Heather Bridge, BA

Director, OHSRP Office of Policy and Accreditation

National Institutes of Health

AAHRPP Team Member Wesley G Byerly, PharmD, CIP

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Ian Chen, MD, LLM, JSD
Executive Secretary, Human Research Protection Center
National Taiwan University Hospital
B I Choe, PhD, MBA, LLM
Professor, Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Graduate School for Life
The Catholic University of Korea
Delia Wolf Christiani, MD, JD, MSCI
Associate Dean, Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Philip A Cola, PhD
Associate Professor of Management, Design & Innovation
Case Western Reserve University
Charlotte Coley, MACT, CIP
Education & Training Manager, Office of Human Research Ethics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jeremy J Corsmo, MPH, CIP
Senior Director, Research Compliance and Oversight
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Laura Covington, MS
Accreditation Lead, National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board
Emmes Company
Tracey Craddock
Senior Consultant, Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rebecca Dahl, PhD, CIP
Assistant Vice President, Research Compliance
Stony Brook University
Stephanie deRijke
Senior Director, Clinical Trials Audit and Compliance
Emory University
Francis J DiMario Jr, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Human Research Protection Program
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Julie Doherty, DM, MSN, RN, CIP
Executive Director, Office of Accountability & Compliance
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Renee Doughman, PhD
Director, Human Research Oversight, Office of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Fanny K Ennever, PhD, CHC
Retired from
Boston Medical Center
Joshua Fedewa, MS, CIP

Director, IRBMED

University of Michigan

Carol A Fedor, RN, ND, CCRC
Senior Clinical Manager, Research Programs
American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network
Tonya Ferraro, MEd

Senior IRB QI Consultant

Boston Children’s Hospital

Robert Frenck, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, IRB Chair
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Eugene A Gallagher, MSPH, CIP, RAC
Retired from
Vanderbilt University
Cynthia Gates, JD, CIP, CCRP
Executive Director, Human Subjects Research Office
University of Miami
Joseph Gibbons, MD
Staff Physician, Medicine - Hematology Oncology
Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC
Robin C Ginn, MBA
Assistant Vice President, Research Administration
Emory University
AAHRPP Team Member Bruce Gordon, MD

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regulatory Affairs

University of Nebraska Medical Center

K Sue Haddock, PhD
Board Chair
Dorn Research Institute
James Hagadorn, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Attending Neonatologist, Division of Neonatology
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Raffaella Hart, MS, CIP
Senior Vice President, IRB and IBC Services
Biomedical Research Alliance of New York, LLC
Matthew Hodgson, MA, MS, CHRC, CCRP
Vice President, Research Compliance & Regulatory Affairs
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Susie Hoffman, BSN, CIP
Retired from
University of Virginia
Sara Horn, BS, CIP

IRB Director

The Pennsylvania State University

Leslie Howes, MPH, CIP
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Seil Jang, BS, LLM
IRB Secretary
Samsung Medical Center
Ann Johnson, PhD, MPH, CIP
Director, IRB and HRPP
University of Utah
AAHRPP Team Member Martha F Jones, MA, CIP

Vice President, Human Research Affairs

Mass General Brigham Incorporated

Wendy E Kaye, PhD
Senior Scientist
McKing Consulting Corporation
Michele R Kennett, JD, MSN, LLM
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Department of Research
University of Missouri - Columbia
Sana Khoury-Shakour, PhD
Director, Office of Research Compliance Review
University of Michigan
Heather Kim, MS, RAC, CIP

Quality Assurance Manager

WCG IRB

Helene Lake Bullock, PhD, JD

Associate Vice President for Research, 

Executive Director of the Office of Research Integrity

University of Kentucky

Alison Lakin, RN, LLB, LLM, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Regulatory Compliance
University of Colorado, Denver
Dawn Lowe-Daniels, MS, CHRC
Director, Business Operations, Translational Core Laboratory
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
AAHRPP Team Member Monika S Markowitz, PhD

Executive Director, Research Integrity and Ethics

Virginia Commonwealth University

Mariette Marsh, MPA, CIP
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Safety
The University of Arizona
Hiromi Martorano, PhD, CIP, CCRP

Assistant Director of Expedited Review

Mass General Brigham Incorporated

Linda Mayo, CIP
Director, Office of the IRB
The University of New Mexico
June R Merwin, PhD
Retired from
Pfizer
AAHRPP Team Member Jonathan E Miller, MPPA, CIP

Assistant Vice President for Research Regulatory Oversight

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Suzanne Murphy, PhD, RN, CIP
Associate Director, Office of Human Subjects Protection
Nemours Children's Health System
Kelley O'Donoghue, MPH, CIP
Associate Vice President for Human Subject Protection
University of Rochester
Rhonda Oilepo, MS, CIP, CHRC
Assistant Vice President, Human Research Administration
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Julie Ozier, MHL, CIP

Senior Vice President, IRB Review/Regulatory

Advarra, Inc.  

Russell Price, CCEP
Chief Compliance Officer, Department of Legal Affairs
Utah State University
Jodi Roberts, PhD, MS, BS
Retired from
Utah State University
AAHRPP Team Member Kristin Rochford, EdD, MPH, CIP

Senior Director

University of California Los Angeles

Lori A Roesch, CIM, CIP
Research Integrity Manager
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Joseph Schmelz, PhD, RN, CIP, FAAN
Assistant Vice President for Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Amy Schwarzhoff, MBA
Director, Human Subjects Research
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Patricia Seymour, CCRC, CIP, MA
Director, Human Subjects Protection Program
North Star Review Board
Maria Im Hee Shin, PhD
Professor, IRB Expert Secretary (Expert Member)
Daegu Catholic University Medical Center
AAHRPP Team Member Megan Kasimatis Singleton, JD, MBE, CIP

Associate Dean, Human Research Protections & Director of the Human Research Protections Program

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sujatha Sridhar, MBBS, MBE
Executive Director, Research Compliance, Education, and Support Services
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Pam Stafford, MA

Associate Director, Office of Research Integrity

University of Kentucky
Michelle C Stickler, DEd, CIP
Assistant Vice President for Research, Office of Research Support & Compliance
University of Texas at Austin
Kim Summers, PharmD

Vice President for Research

University of Texas Health San Antonio

Ivy Tillman, MS, CCRC, CIP
Director of Research Operations
Mayo Clinic
Kenia F Viamonte, MA
Director, Human Subject Research Office
University of Miami
Kimberly A Volarcik, RN
Executive Director, Research Compliance, Research Compliance Officer
Case Western Reserve University
Meixia Wang, MD, PhD
Director of the Organization Office
Beijing You'an Hospital, Capital Medical University
Patricia A Ward, MPA
Director, Regulatory Affairs
University of Michigan Medical School
Candice A Yekel, MS
Associate Vice President for Research
The Pennsylvania State University
Muhammad Zahid, MD, MPH, CIP
Associate Director, Office of Human Research Studies
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute