IRB Members and Staff

Primary Members Areas of Expertise
John Villanacci, Ph.D., NREMTI [Chair]
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: February 2006
Epidemiology, Toxicology
Jane Bolin, RN, J.D., Ph.D.
Scientist, Non-Affiliated
Appointed: September 2010
Clinical Translational Science,
Health Law
Benjamin S. Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Scientist, Non-Affiliated
Appointed: September 2010
Demography, Minority Populations,
U.S.-Mexico Border Health Issues
Hongyun Dong, MPH
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: October 2015
Epidemiology and Statistical Analysis Methodologies
Geraldine Harris, MLA
Nonscientist, Affiliated
Appointed: February 2006
Vital Statistics
Melissa McIlhaney, BS, CIP
Non-Scientist, Non-Affiliated
Appointed May 2012
Children
Suzanne Mitchell, J.D.
Non-Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: January 2015
Health Law
Gary Rutenberg, Ph.D.
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: January 2002
Epidemiology, Social/Behavioral
Sciences
Kim Vernon, J.D.
Non-Scientist, Unaffiliated
Appointed: October 2012
Criminal Justice System, Prisoner Representative
Melanie Williams, Ph.D.
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: February 2006
Communications, Research Methods
Alternate Members  
David Gimeno, Ph.D.
Scientist, Non-Affiliated
Appointed: September 2010
Occupational and Social Epidemiology, Multi-Level Statistical Models,
Work Disabilities
(Alternate for Dr. Bradshaw)
Staff  
Sandra Borucki, RN, CIP
IRB Administrator
 
DSHS IRB #1 Members & Staff
Last updated November 12, 2015