The Institutional Review Board Committee is convened under 45 CFR 46, the 45th Federal Regulatory Code, Section 46. This Committee has the final word on whether or not a research protocol generated by this institution is in abidance with federal, state, institutional, and professional codes surrounding conduct of Human Subjects Research. This Board reports directly to federal investigators upon request. It falls under the broader area of Compliance.
David Hardy, Ph.D, IRB Chair, Associate Professor Psychology
Hawley Almstedt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Science
Stacy Burns, Ph.D., J.D., Professor Sociology
Christine Chavez, M.A., Manager of Surveys and Evaluation
Karen Huchting, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Educational Leadership
Debra Linesch, Ph.D., Professor Marital and Family Therapy
Linda McMurdock, Ph.D., Dean of Students
Jean Pennicooke, M.A., Principal Kentwood Elementary, LAUSD
David Ramirez, M.A., Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Health and Human Science
Ex Officio: John Carfora, Ed.D, Associate Vice President for Research Advancement and Compliance
The IRB is mandated to meet on a regular basis to make determinations on protocols which require a Full Review. The LMU IRB Committee meets the second Thursday of each month as needed.
IRB applications received in one month are reviewed at the next month's scheduled meeting. Applications received on the first of the month will be accepted at that month's meeting. A complete application packet is made up of the Application Questionnaire and Cover Sheets, Informed Consent Form tailored to your project, Human Subjects Bill of Rights, Questionnaires and Surveys, and any other pertinent materials.