IRB Members and Staff

Primary Members Areas of Expertise
John Villanacci, Ph.D., NREMTI [Chair]
Scientist, Non-Affiliated
Appointed: February 2006
Epidemiology, Toxicology

Tara Das, PhD
Non-Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: May 2017

Library and Information Sciences
David Gimeno, Ph.D.
Scientist, Non-Affiliated
Appointed: September 2010
Occupational and Social Epidemiology, Multi-Level Statistical Models, Work Disabilities
Suzanne Mitchell, J.D.
Non-Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: January 2015
Health Law

Darcy McMaughan, PhD
Scientist, Non-Affiliated
Appointed: January 2016

Children, Cognitively Impaired, Economically Disadvantaged

Jeff Swanson, Ph.D.
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: February 2016

Health Psychology, Research Methods
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  

Denise Bortolussi, MS
Non-Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: May 2017

Library and Information Sciences (alternate for Kim Vernon)
Hongyun Dong, MPH
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: October 2015
Epidemiology and Statistical Analysis Methodologies (alternate for Jeff Swanson)

Paige Miller-Gianturco, Ph.D., MPH, RD
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: May 2017

Nutritional Sciences (alternate for Melanie Williams)

Chris Guerrero, BA
Non-Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: June 2016

Information Technology (alternate for Tara Das)

Hye-Chung Kum, PhD
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: January 2016

Children, Pregnant, Economically Disadvantaged (alternate for Darcy McMaughan)

Yahitza Nunez, JD
Non-Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: May 2017

Law (alternate for Suzanne Mitchell)

Monica Smoot, MA
Scientist, Affiliated
Appointed: June 2016

Psychology (alternate for Gary Rutenberg)

Kristina Whitworth, PhD
Scientist, Unaffiliated
Appointed: January 2016

Epidemiology, Statistical Analysis (alternate for David Gimeno)
Staff  
Sandra Borucki, RN
IRB Administrator
 
DSHS IRB #1 Members & Staff
Last updated July 31, 2017