» IRB Members

The Chapman University Institutional Review Board (IRB) is composed of faculty and academic staff with backgrounds in varying disciplines, such as the physical, social, and behavioral sciences, as well administrative staff and members from the community. The IRB functions under Chapman University's Office of Research.

Each IRB member is appointed for a 3-year term and may renew appointment for one additional term.
Chairs are appointed for a 1-year term and may renew for one additional term.

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Peter Simi, PhD
IRB Co-Chair
Dr. Simi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology in the Wilkinson School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. He is also the Director of the Earl Babbie Research Center.
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Julia Boehm, PhD
IRB Co-Chair
Dr. Boehm is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
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Riva Tukachinsky, PhD
Dr. Tukachinsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
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Susan Duff, EdD, PT, OT/L, CHT
Dr. Duff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
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Scot Danforth, PhD
Dr. Danforth is a Professor and Assistant Dean of Research in College of Educational Studies.
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Enrique Seoane-Vazquez
Dr. Seoane-Vazquez is a Professor in the School of Pharmacy.
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Ivan Portillo, MLIS
Mr. Portillo is the Health Sciences Librarian to the School of Pharmacy and graduate programs in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. He is the non-scientific member.
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Tina McCraw
Ms. Tina McCraw is the non-affiliated community member.

Alternate Members

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Jerika Lam, PharmD, AAHIVP, FCSHP
Dr. Lam is an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy.

Administrators

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Natalie Del Rio
IRB/FCOI Administrator
Natalie specializes in providing oversight for research using human subjects.
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Michael Briggs, MBA
Director of Research Integrity
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Tom Piechota, PhD, PE
Institutional Official
Vice President for Research