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Research Responsibilities and Compliance

IRB Member Rosters and Meeting Dates

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee, including volunteers from Ohio State and its surrounding community, whose primary responsibility is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects. The authority conveyed to the IRBs includes decisions to approve, disapprove, require modifications, monitor, suspend and terminate research projects involving human subjects.

There are three internal IRBs at Ohio State that review, approve, and conduct periodic reviews of research involving human subjects (including data and biological materials obtained from human subjects) to ensure risks have been minimized and the potential for benefit has been maximized for human subjects participating in the research.

Behavioral and Social Sciences IRB Roster and Meeting Dates

Primary Committee Roster

IRB #00000295, 2022 - 2023, Effective 09/01/2022

Primary Members Specialty Representation Institution Affiliation
Cynthia Fontanella, PhD * Mental Health Children Faculty
Jesse Fox, PhD (Vice Chair) * Communication   Faculty
Robert Mullinax, JD, BS Law Non-Scientist Non-affiliated
Thomas Nelson, PhD * Political Science, Social Psychology   Faculty
Kimberly Roschie, MSW, LISW-S * Education, Training Prisoners Non-affiliated
Jacob “Jake” Stoddard, BA, CIP * Research Compliance   Staff
Daniel Strunk, PhD (Chair) * Clinical Psychology Adults with Impaired Decision- making Capacity Faculty
Jeffrey “Jeff” Trimble, MA International Communications, Journalism, Disinformation Non-Scientist Former faculty
Keith Warren, PhD * Social Work, Mutual Aid Based Programs, Substance Abuse Children Prisoners Faculty

*Expedited Reviewer

Alternate Committee Roster

IRB #00000295, 2022 - 2023, Effective 09/01/2022

Alternate Members Specialty Representation Institution Affiliation
Michael Donovan, MA, CIP (alternate to Stoddard) * Research Compliance   Staff
Andrew Hedrick, MPA, CIP (alternate to Stoddard) * Research Compliance   Staff
Sarah Hersch, MA, CIP (alternate to Stoddard) * Research Compliance   Staff
Melanie Howell, MCR (alternate to Stoddard) * Research Compliance   Staff
Gerald Kosicki, PhD (Vice Chair – alternate to Fox) * Communication   Faculty
Roselyn Lee-Won, PhD (alternate to Nelson) * Social Media   Faculty
Jessica “Jess” Mayercin-Johnson, MA, CIP (alternate to Stoddard) * Research Compliance   Former staff
Leslie Moore, PhD (alternate to Warren) * Education, Teaching and Learning Children Faculty
Ellen Patricia, MS, CIP (alternate to Stoddard) * Research Compliance   Staff
Meliha Rahmani, MPH, CIP (alternate to Stoddard) * Research Compliance   Staff
Emily Rodgers, PhD (alternate to Warren) * Reading and Literacy in Childhood Education Children Faculty
Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN (alternate to Fontanella) * Mental Health Psychiatry Nursing Adults with Impaired Decision-making Capacity Children Faculty
Kim Welter, MA (alternate to Mullinax) Non-Profit Administration Non-scientist Non-affiliated

*Expedited Reviewer

Meeting Dates

Location: meetings will be held virtually until further notice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

  • November 18, 2022
  • December 9, 2022
  • January 6, 2023
  • January 27, 2023
  • February 17, 2023
  • March 10, 2023
  • March 31, 2023
  • April 21, 2023
  • May 12, 2023
  • June 2, 2023
  • June 23, 2023

Biomedical Sciences IRB Roster and Meeting Dates

Primary Committee Roster 

IRB #00000294, 2022 - 2023, Effective 12/01/2022

Primary Members Specialty Representation Institution Affiliation
Kelley Barley, PharmD, RPh Investigational Drug Pharmacy   Staff
Roy Clark, BS Non-Profit Management Non-scientist Non-affiliated
Anne-Marie Duchemin, MD Psychiatry Children Faculty
J. Bradley Elder, MD Neurologic Surgery   Faculty
Narendranath “Naren” Epperla, MD, MS Hematology and Oncology   Faculty
Archana Hinduja, MD Cerebrovascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care Adults with Impaired Decision- making Capacity Faculty
Kimberly “Kimmy” Ichrist, DPN, AG- ACNP, RN Advanced Practice Neurocritical Care Nursing   Staff
Elizabeth Jordan, MMSc, CGC Human Genetics   Faculty
Dale Kanner, DDS Primary Care Dentistry   Faculty
Jeff Metzger Insurance Non-scientist Non-affiliated
Khalid Mumtaz, MBBS, MSc Hepatology, Gastroenterology   Faculty
Alison Neal, MPH * Quality Improvement (BMT), Study Coordination, Regulatory   Staff
Ellen Patricia, MS, CIP * Research Compliance   Staff
Thomas Raasch, OD, PhD (Vice Chair) * Optometry   Faculty
Julie Rice-Weimer, BSN, RN, CCRC Pediatric Research Nursing Children Affiliated (NCH)
Suhair Shawar, PharmD, BCPS Emergency Medicine   Staff
Cynthia Shellhaas, MD, MPH (Vice Chair) * Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal- Fetal Medicine Pregnant Women & Fetuses Faculty
Mary “Claire” Such, PT, DPT, SCS, AT Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation   Staff
Kartik Venkatesh, MD, PhD, FACOG Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Epidemiology Pregnant Women & Fetuses Faculty
Donn Young, PhD Biostatistics   Non-affiliated
Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD (Chair) * Optometry   Faculty

*Expedited Reviewer

Alternate Committee Roster 

IRB #00000294, 2022 - 2023, Effective 10/01/2022

Alternate Members Specialty Representation Institution Affiliation
Adam Bair, PharmD (alternate to Shawar) Internal and Critical Care Medicine   Staff
Gerene Bauldoff, PhD, RN, FCCP, MAACVPR, FAAN (Vice Chair - alternate to Raasch) * Pulmonary and Medical- Surgical Nursing, Gerontology   Faculty
John Buford, PT, PhD (alternate to Such) Neuroscience, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Education   Faculty
William Carson III, MD (Vice Chair - alternate to Shellhaas) Surgical Oncology   Faculty
Casey Cosgrove, MD (alternate to Venkatesh) Obstetrics and Gynecological Oncology Pregnant Women & Fetuses Faculty
Natisha “Tish” Denlinger, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Jennifer Garvin, PhD (alternate to Young) Health Information Management, Biomedical Informatics   Faculty
Tirisham “Tiri” Gyang, MD (alternate to Hinduja) Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis Adults with Impaired Decision-making Capacity Faculty
Garrie Haas, MD (alternate to Mumtaz) Cardiovascular Medicine   Faculty
Emily Harmon, PharmD (alternate to Barley) Investigational Drug Pharmacy   Staff
Andrew Hedrick, MPA, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Sarah Hersch, MA, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Melanie Howell, MCR (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Jie Hu, PhD, RN, FAAN (alternate to Ichrist) Community Nursing, Public Health   Faculty
Tara Kreig, RN, CHRC (alternate to Neal) Research Compliance, Pediatric Nursing Children Non-affiliated
Jessica “Jess” Mayercin-Johnson, MA, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Former staff
Kristin McNamara, DDS, MS (alternate to Kanner) Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology   Faculty
Sandra Meadows, MPH, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance Pregnant Women & Fetuses Staff
William Montgomery, MDiv (alternate to Clark) Clergy Non-Scientist Non-affiliated
Meliha Rahmani, MPH, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Jessica “Jessie” Schiering, BSN, RN, CCRP (alternate to Rice-Weimer) Pediatric Research Nursing Children Affiliated (NCH)
Jacob “Jake” Stoddard, BA, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Alberto Uribe, MD (alternate to Duchemin) Clinical Research Coordination, Anesthesiology   Staff
Jennifer Vaughn, MD, MSPH (alternate to Epperla) Hematology and Oncology   Faculty
Keith Warren, PhD (alternate to Patricia) * Social Work, Mutual Aid Based Programs, Substance Abuse Children Prisoners Faculty

*Expedited Reviewer

Meeting Dates

Location: meetings will be held virtually until further notice
Time: 2:00 p.m.

  • November 14, 2022
  • November 28, 2022
  • December 12, 2022
  • December 19, 2022 (3rd Monday due to Christmas holiday)
  • January 9, 2023

  • January 30, 2023 (5th Monday due to MLK Day Holiday)

  • February 13, 2023

  • February 27, 2023

  • March 13, 2023

  • March 27, 2023

  • April 10, 2023

  • April 24, 2023

  • May 8, 2022

  • May 22, 2023

  • June 12, 2023

  • June 26, 2023

Cancer IRB Roster and Meeting Dates

Primary Committee Roster 

IRB # 00003096, 2022 - 2023, Effective 12/01/2022

Primary Members Specialty Representation Institution Affiliation
Amber Aeilts, MS, CGC Human Genetics   Faculty
Hallie Barr, PharmD, BCOP (Vice Chair) * Hematology & Oncology, Phase 1 Clinical Trials Children Staff
Joal Beane, MD Surgical Oncology   Faculty
Seema Bhat, MD Malignant Hematology   Faculty
William Carson III, MD (Chair) * Surgical Oncology   Faculty
Tong Chen, MD, PhD Medical Oncology (GI), Carcinogenesis   Faculty
Naomi Digiantonio, PharmD, BCPS Hematology & Oncology   Staff
Richard “Kevin” Harper Real Estate Non-Scientist Non-affiliated
Michael Hinton, MACPR Research Compliance   Staff
Ellen Patricia, MS, CIP * Research Compliance   Staff
Mark Ranalli, MD Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Children Faculty
Allison Reed, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP Hematology & Oncology   Staff
Deborah Russell, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN * Palliative Medicine   Staff
Cynthia Stemple, MBA Financial Management Non-Scientist Spouse of an Ohio State employee
Kimberly “Kim” Weirick, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC Apheresis Nursing   Staff
Nicole Williams, MD Medical Oncology (Breast)   Faculty

*Expedited Reviewer

Alternate Committee Roster 

IRB # 00003096, 2022 - 2023, Effective 08/25/2022

Alternate Members Specialty Representation Institution Affiliation
Julia Cooper, MS, LGC (alternate to Aeilts) Human Genetics   Faculty
Natisha “Tish” Denlinger, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Andrew Hedrick, MPA, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Sarah Hersch, MA, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Amber Holbrook, DNP, WHNP-BC, BSRT(R)(M), RN (alternate to Russell) Advanced Practice Oncology Nursing (Breast, Radiation Oncology)   Staff
Melanie Howell, MCR (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
James “Jim” Lubinsky, MBA (alternate to Stemple) Business, Real Estate Non-scientist Ohio State Volunteer
Ashish Manne, MBBS (alternate to Williams) Medical Oncology (GI)   Faculty
Jessica “Jess” Mayercin-Johnson, MA, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Former staff
Sandra Meadows, MPH, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Hematology & Oncology   Staff
Tommy Montgomery, PharmD, BCOP (alternate to Reed) Research Compliance Pregnant Women & Fetuses Staff
Alison Neal, MPH (alternate to Hinton) * Study Coordination, Regulatory   Staff
Colleen O’Leary, DNP, RN, AOCNS (alternate to Weirick) Advanced Practice Oncology Nursing   Staff
Meliha Rahmani, MPH, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Amy Rettig, MSN, MALM, RN, APRN-BC (alternate to Russell) * Breast Oncology Nursing   Staff
Yazeed Sawalha, MD (alternate to Bhat) Malignant Hematology   Faculty
Peter Shields, MD (alternate to Chen) Medical Oncology (Lung), Cancer Prevention   Faculty
Jacob “Jake” Stoddard, BA, CIP (alternate to Patricia) * Research Compliance   Staff
Elizabeth “Liz” Swan, MBA, CCRC (alternate to Hinton) * Clinical Research Administration and Compliance Children Staff
Keith Warren, PhD (alternate to Patricia) * Social Work, Mutual Aid Based Programs, Substance Abuse Children Prisoners Faculty

*Expedited Reviewer

Meeting Dates

Location: meetings will be held virtually until further notice
Time: 2:00 p.m.

  • November 7, 2022
  • November 21, 2022
  • December 5, 2022
  • December 19, 2022
  • January 9, 2023 (2nd Monday due to New Year’s Day Holiday)
  • January 23, 2023
  • February 6, 2023
  • February 20, 2023
  • March 6, 2023
  • March 20, 2023
  • April 3, 2023
  • April 17, 2023
  • May 1, 2023
  • May 15, 2023
  • June 5, 2023
  • June 26, 2023 (4th Monday due to Juneteenth Holiday)