» IRB Members

The Institutional Review Board at Chapman University is composed of faculty and staff representing a cross-section of academic disciplines including the physical, social and behavioral sciences, as well as members representing the administration and the community. The IRB is currently housed under the Office of Research.

NOTE: Members are 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.
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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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Siu Fun Wong, PharmD
Dr. Wong is a Professor and Associate Dean of Assessment in the School of Pharmacy.
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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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Tina McCraw
Ms. McCraw is the non-affiliated community member.

Alternate Members

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Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, PhD
Dr. Seoane-Vazquez is a 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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Dawn Underwood, PhD
Institutional Official
Assistant Vice President for Research
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Tom Piechota, PhD, PE
Institutional Official
Vice President for Research