» 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 4-year term and may renew for one additional term.

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Rebecca Forster, Ph.D.

IRB Chair
Dr. Forster is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication.
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Mary Kennedy, PhD

IRB Vice Chair
Dr. Kennedy is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 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 an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy.
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Lisa Rooney, JD

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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. McCraw is the non-affiliated community member.
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Jo Armour Smith, PhD

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
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Ian Barnard, PhD

Dr. Barnard is a Professor in the English Department and a Director LGBTQ Studies Program.
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Lilia Monzo, PhD

Dr. Lilia D. Monzo is Associate Professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University.
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Viet-Huong Nguyen, PharmD, MPH, MS, BCPS

Dr. Viet-Huong Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Chapman University.
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David Pincus, PhD

Dr. David Pincus is a Professor in the Department of Psychology in Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

Administrators

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Natalie Del Rio

IRB Administrator
Natalie specializes in providing oversight for research using human subjects.
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Janeen Hill, PhD

Interim VPR and IO