Meet the Human Participants Review Board
Members of the HPRB and Unit Designates are always available for informal consultation on matters pertaining to projects involving human participants.
Marianne Taylor, Psychology, email@example.com – Chair
Justin Eckstein, Communication, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Moller, Nursing, email@example.com
Harry Papadopoulus, Kinesiology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Billiu, Community Member, PLU Alum, email@example.com
HPRB Administrative Coordinator:
Carol Bautista (Faculty Governance Manager)
Please contact Carol Bautista for questions, concerns, and issues related to HPRB. If she cannot provide an answer, she will direct you to someone who can!
Unit Designates (HPRB reviewers in your department, division, or school):
Arts and Communication – Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Business – Xiaohong Fan, email@example.com and Sailu Li, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education & Kinesiology – Harry Papadopoulos, email@example.com
Humanities – Nancy Simpson-Younger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural Sciences – Amy Siegesmund, email@example.com
Nursing – Jessica Schwinck, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jodi Kushner, email@example.com and Tracy Holt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pychology – Corey Cook, email@example.com, Michelle Ceynar, firstname.lastname@example.org and Wendelyn Shore email@example.com (Alternate)
Sociology – Anna Leon-Guerrero, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Social Sciences – David Simpson, email@example.com
Student Life – Eva Frey, firstname.lastname@example.org and Joanna Royce-Davis, email@example.com
The Unit Designates conduct an initial review of all new HPRB research proposals from investigators in their respective units. They then forward recommendations to the HPRB Chair. Each Unit Designate also serves as a liaison between the HPRB and the students, faculty, and administrators in their respective units and should be a first point of contact for discipline-specific questions (e.g., use of vulnerable participants and deception in Psychology research, whether a project meets the criteria for Quality Improvement in Nursing).