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Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP)

Ex Officio Members

Department of Health and Human Services:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Francis D. Chesley, Jr., M.D.
Director, Office of Extramural Research Education and Priority Populations

Alternate (AHRQ)
Patrice Robinson-Haley, ScD, MBA
Human Protections Administrator
Office of Extramural Research Education and Priority Populations


Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Barbara R. DeCausey, MPH, MBA
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Human Research Protection Office

Alternate (CDC)
Natalie Brown, MPH
Senior IRB Administrator
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Human Research Protections Office


Food and Drug Administration
Joanne R. Less, Ph.D.
Director, Good Clinical Practice Program
Office of the Commissioner

Alternate (FDA)
Sara F. Goldkind, M.D., M.A.
Senior Bioethicist
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Critical Path Programs


Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Lydie A. Lebrun-Harris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Office of Research and Evaluation
Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation


National Institutes of Health
Amy P. Patterson, M.D.
Director, Office of Biotechnology Activities
Office of Science Policy
Office of the Director

Alternate (NIH)
Valery Gordon Ph.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director, Clinical Research Policy, Analysis and Coordination
Office of Science Policy, OD


Office for Civil Rights
Susan McAndrew, J.D.
Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy

Alternate (OCR)
Christina M. Heide, J.D.
Senior Health Information Privacy Policy Specialist


Indian Health Service
Alan Trachtenberg, M.D., M.P.H.
IHS Research Director (acting) and Human Research Protection Administrator


Other Government Agencies:

U.S. Agency for International Development
Lee E. Claypool, Ph.D.
Technical Leadership and Research Division
Office of HIV/AIDS
Bureau for Global Health


Central Intelligence Agency
Girardi, Alyce, M.D., M.P.H., FACP
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine Officer


Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert B. Ochsman, Ph.D., CPE
Director, Division of Human Factors
Directorate for Engineering Sciences


Department of Agriculture
John Finley, Ph.D.
National Program Leader in Human Nutrition, USDA/ARS

Alternate (USDA/ARS)
David Klurfeld, Ph.D.
National Program Leader for Human Nutrition USDA/ARS


Department of Commerce
Ms. Linda Beth Schilling
Senior Coordinator and Policy Advisor for Human & Animal Subjects Research at NIST
Office of Special Programs
Laboratory Programs Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Alternate (DOC)
Lawrence Uhteg, M.D., Ph.D.
Human & Animal Subjects Advisor
Technology Innovation Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology


Department of Defense
Fred J. Pearce, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Medical Research & Engineering
Research Directorate/Human Performance, Training and BioSystems
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Robert V. Bienvenu II, Ph.D., CIP
Director, Army Human Research Protections Office (AHRPO)


Department of Education
Jeffery W. Rodamar
Human Subjects Protection Coordinator
Office of the Chief Financial Officer


Department of Energy
Libby White, MBA, MPH
DOE Human Subjects Protection Program Manager

John Ordaz, PE
NNSA Human Subjects Protection Program Manager


Department of Homeland Security


Department of Housing and Urban Development
Suzanne M. Gaynor, DrPH, RN, MBA
Environmental Public Health Specialist
Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control


Department of Justice
Thomas E. Feucht, Ph.D.
Executive Senior Science Advisor
National Institute of Justice

Alternate (DOJ)
Elizabeth Withnell
Chief, Privacy and Civil Liberties Unit
Office of the General Counsel
Federal Bureau of Investigation


Department of Veterans Affairs
Holly H. Birdsall, MD, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Research and Development Officer
Office of Research and Development

Robert L. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D MBA
Associate Director
Research Compliance Education and Policy
Office of Research Oversight


Environmental Protection Agency
Toby Schonfeld, Ph.D.
Human Subjects Research Review Official
Director, Program in Human Research Ethics
Office of the Science Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency

Alternate (EPA)
Daniel K. Nelson,Director
Human Research Protocol Office (HRPO)
National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Victor Schneider, M.D.
Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer


National Science Foundation
Mark Weiss, Ph.D.
Division Director
Behavioral, Cognitive Science Division
Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

Alternate (NSF)
Kellina M. Craig-Henderson, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Social Psychology Program
Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences


Social Security Administration
Debby Engler
Office of Program Development and Research

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