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, – Chair
Justin Eckstein, Communication,
Mary Moller, Nursing,
Harry Papadopoulus, Kinesiology,
Holly Billiu, Community Member, PLU Alum,

HPRB Administrative Coordinator:

Carol Bautista (Faculty Governance Manager)

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, division, or school):
Arts and Communication – Gina Gillie,
Business – Xiaohong Fan, and Sailu Li,
Education & Kinesiology – Harry Papadopoulos,
Humanities – TBD
Natural Sciences – Neva Laurie-Berry,
Nursing – Jennifer Thomas,, Jodi Kushner, and Tracy Holt,
Pychology –  Heidi McLaughlin,, Laura Shneidman, (Alternate)
Sociology and Criminal Justice – Teresa Ciabattari,
Other Social Sciences – TBD
Student Life – Eva Frey, and Joanna Royce-Davis,

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).