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.

HPRB Members:
Marianne Taylor, Psychology, taylormg@plu.edu – Chair
Wendy Gardiner, Education, gardinwl@plu.edu
Tracy Holt, Nursing, tholt@plu.edu
Harry Papadopoulus, Kinesiology, papadoha@plu.edu
Holly Billiu, Community Member, PLU Alum, hbilliu@multicare.org

HPRB Administrative Coordinator:
Carol Bautista (Faculty Governance Manager and Mentor Administrator)
hprb@plu.edu
(253)535-8312

Please contact Carol Bautista for questions, concerns, and issues related to HPRB and Mentor. If she cannot provide an answer, she will direct you to someone who can!


Unit Designates
(HPRB reviewers in your department, or school):
College of Professional Studies
Business – Xiaohong Fan, fanxa@plu.edu and Sailu Li, lilb@plu.edu
Communication, Media & Design Arts/Music/Theatre &Dance  –
Gina Gillie, gilliegc@plu.edu
Education/Innovation Studies – Wendy Gardiner

College of Health Professions
Kinesiology/MFTH/SOCW- Harry Papadopoulos, papadoha@plu.edu
Nursing – Jennifer Thomas, jennifer.s.thomas@plu.edu and Tracy Holt, tholt@plu.edu

College of Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences – Neva Laurie-Berry, laurienl@plu.edu
Pychology –  Heidi McLaughlin, mclaughd@plu.edu, Laura Shneidman, las@plu.edu

College of Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Social Sciences
Sociology and Criminal Justice – Lauri McCloud, mcclouls@plu.edu
Other Social Sciences – TBD

Student Life – Angie Hambrick, hambriaz@plu.edu, and Joanna Royce-Davis, roycedjc@plu.edu

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).