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Printable version of Boston Children's Hospital IRB Membership Rosters

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) have been constituted to comply with the assurance approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Boston Children’s Hospital IRB membership rosters comply with the institution’s federal wide assurance (FWA).

Assurance Identification No: FW A00002071

Expiration Date: May 10, 2028

IRB Registration numbers: IRB00000352 (IRB#1) and IRB00010042 (IRB#2 – Rapid Response)

Last HHS Registration Update Filed: April, 2023

Statement of Compliance

Rosters updated as of April 2023

IRB00000352 (IRB#1) Membership Roster
Primary IRB Members: Scientific

  • Mark Alexander, MD, Cardiology, IRB Vice-Chair
  • Carlo Brugnara, MD, Laboratory Medicine, IRB Vice-Chair
  • Anne Sullivan, MD, Newborn Medicine
  • Katherine Driscoll, MEd, PhD, Developmental Medicine
  • Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD, Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH , Genetics
  • Debra Lajoie, PhD, JD, MSN, RN, LNC, Nursing
  • Deirdre Logan, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Thomas Mancuso, MD, Anesthesia, IRB Vice-Chair
  • Maitreyi Mazumdar, MD, MPH, MSc, Neurology
  • Gabriela Vargas, MD, MPH, Adolescent Medicine
  • Christina Yee, MD, PhD, Immunology

Primary IRB Members: Non-Scientific

  • Rabbi Lisa S. Eiduson, EdD, Clergy (unaffiliated)
  • Cynthia C. Lawry, MBA, Parent (unaffiliated)
  • Albert W. Pless Jr., MS, Community Leader (unaffiliated)

Alternate IRB Members: Scientific

  • Charles Berde, MD, PhD, Anesthesia
  • Stephanie Jo Brewster O’Neil, MS, Genetics
  • Caryn Coyle, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, Nursing, Department of Youth Services, Prisoner Representative
  • Margaret Kenna, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Laura Lehman, MD, Neurology
  • Alisa Miller, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Elissa R. Weitzman, ScD, MSc

Alternate IRB Members: Non-Scientific

  • Elizabeth Senft, MLS, MDIV, Clergy (unaffiliated)
  • Robleinscky Dominguez, CIP, IRB Office
  • Ami Dufresne, IRB Office
  • Susan Kornetsky, MPH, IRB Office
  • Jill Manning de Sousa, MPH, IRB Office
  • Anna Mitchell, CIP, IRB Office
  • Jessica Ripton, MPH, CIP, IRB Office
  • Milly Roig, IRB Office
  • Samantha Toal, MS, IRB Office
  • Theresa Williams, IRB Office

Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting)

  • Stephen Chu, PharmD, Pharmacy Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
  • Ashley Kuniholm, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Office of Research Regulatory Support, Education, and Quality (ORRSEQ)

IRB00010042 (IRB#2 – Rapid Response)
Primary IRB Members: Scientific

  • Mark Alexander, MD, Cardiology, IRB Vice-Chair
  • Carlo Brugnara, MD, Laboratory Medicine, IRB Vice-Chair
  • Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH , Genetics
  • Deirdre Logan, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Thomas Mancuso, MD, Anesthesia, IRB Vice-Chair
  • Christina Yee, MD, PhD, Immunology

Primary IRB Members: Non-Scientific

  • Cynthia C. Lawry, MBA, Parent (unaffiliated)

Alternate IRB Members: Scientific

  • Charles Berde, MD, PhD, Anesthesia
  • Stephanie Jo Brewster O’Neil, MS, Genetics
  • Caryn Coyle, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, Nursing, Department of Youth Services, Prisoner Representative
  • Anne Sullivan, MD, Newborn Medicine
  • Katherine Driscoll, MEd, PhD, Developmental Medicine
  • Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD, Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Debra Lajoie, PhD, JD, MSN, RN, LNC, Nursing
  • Laura Lehman, MD, Neurology
  • Maitreyi Mazumdar, MD, MPH, MSc, Neurology
  • Alisa Miller, PhD, Psychiatry
  • Gabriela Vargas, MD, MPH, Adolescent Medicine
  • Elissa R. Weitzman, ScD, MSc

Alternate IRB Members: Non-Scientific

  • Elizabeth Senft, MLS, MDIV, Clergy (unaffiliated)
  • Robleinscky Dominguez, CIP, IRB Office
  • Ami Dufresne, IRB Office
  • Rabbi Lisa S. Eiduson, EdD, Clergy (unaffiliated)
  • Albert W. Pless Jr., MS, Community Leader (unaffiliated)
  • Susan Kornetsky, MPH, IRB Office
  • Jill Manning de Sousa, MPH, IRB Office
  • Anna Mitchell, CIP, IRB Office
  • Jessica Ripton, MPH, CIP, IRB Office
  • Milly Roig, IRB Office
  • Samantha Toal, MS, IRB Office
  • Theresa Williams, IRB Office

Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting)

  • Stephen Chu, PharmD, Pharmacy Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
  • Ashley Kuniholm, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Office of Research Regulatory Support, Education, and Quality (ORRSEQ)