Julie Kaneshiro Julie Kaneshiro is the Acting Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and has been the Deputy Director of OHRP since 2014. Prior to becoming the Deputy Director she was the Policy Team Leader at OHRP. Her recent work has focused on the revisions to the Common Rule, ethical and regulatory issues related to standard of care research, deceased donor intervention research, and the ethics of mandatory research biopsies. Prior to joining OHRP she worked at the National Institutes of Health for over ten years and worked with the Office for Civil Rights and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation where she assisted in drafting the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Ms. Kaneshiro received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland in 1991, and her graduate degree in Public Policy with Concentrations in Philosophy and Social Policy (M.A.) from George Washington University in 1996.