» 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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Julia Boehm, Ph.D.

IRB Chair
Dr. Boehm is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology in Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
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Cheryl Byers, MHA, CIP, CHRC

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Jerika Lam, PharmD, AAHIVP, FCSHP

Dr. Lam is Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy.
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Lisa Rooney, JD

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Riva Forster, Ph.D.

Dr. Forster is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
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Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, Ph.D.

Dr. Seoane-Vazquez is Professor in the School of Pharmacy.
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Ivan Portillo, MLIS

Mr. Portillo is Health Sciences Librarian to the School of Pharmacy and graduate programs in 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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Mary Kennedy, PhD

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Jo Armour Smith, PhD

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