IRB/HSPPO Staff Contact List

IRB Analyst Team

IRB Analysts conduct pre-reviews of all submissions received by the IRB before assigning the submission to an IRB Chair or Vice Chair. IRB Analysts send correspondence to the research team through the electronic submission system and should be contacted for questions related to IRB submissions. The IRB Analyst team are assigned to studies by the study type. Please see below for assignment details.

Jackie Powell

Jackie Powell, CIP

IRB Senior Analyst, SBE IRB

Social, Behavioral, Educational IRB

502-852-4101

Sherry Block

Sherry Block, B.S.

IRB Analyst, Biomedical IRB 

Minimal Risk Research: Exempt Studies, Non-Human Subjects Research (NHSR) and Case Reports

502-852-2163

Vacant Position

IRB Analyst, Biomedical IRB

Minimal Risk Research: Expedited Studies

502-852-5188

Cathy Carter

Cathy Carter, B.A., CIP, CCRP

IRB Senior Analyst, Biomedical IRB

Greater than Minimal Risk Research: Full Board Studies 

502-852-4098

Michelle Bottorff, BS, CCRC

IRB Analyst, Biomedical IRB

Greater than Minimal Risk Research: Full Board Studies 

502-852-5987

Sarah Merrill

Sarah Merrill, MPH

IRB HIPAA Analyst

502-852-5541

Sarah may be contacted with questions related to HIPAA research regulations, HIPAA authorizations/HIPAA Waivers, protected health information (PHI), privacy and confidentiality of research data.

Research Compliance Team

Contact the compliance team for questions related to federal regulations and University policies regarding human subjects research; quality assurance/quality improvement practices, preparation of Corrective Action Plans (CAP) and research standard operating procedures. The compliance team conducts for cause  audits, not-for cause audits, and provides education and training.

Lisa

Lisa D. Schaffer, B.A.

Assistant Director Compliance Auditing

502-852-3641

Mechelle Kaufman, BSN, RN

Compliance Auditor

502-852-5992

 

HSPPO Administrative Team

Becky

Rebecca Higgins, B.S.

Director

502-852-6956

Becky may be contacted concerning both the Human Subjects Protection Program and the two University IRBs.  She is the University’s contact for Human Subjects Protections with AAHRPP, the FDA and OHRP.

 

Christy LaDuke

Christy LaDuke, MA, CIP, CCRP

Associate Director/IRB Administrator

502-852-2541

Christy may be contacted concerning day to day operations of the IRB office, University policy or federal regulations regarding human subject protections, and FDA regulated research. Christy processes requests for IRB Authorization Agreements and provides educational sessions on behalf of the IRB/HSPPO. 

 

Robbi Devers

Robbi Devers, A.A., A.A.S.

Administrative Associate

502-852-4097

Robbi may be contacted with questions related to IRB meeting attendance, IRB minutes, IRB invoicing, and Sponsored Account setup. In addition, Robbi is the Assistant to the Director and Associate Director.  

Kristyn Singleton

Kristyn Singleton, MPA, CIP

IRB Module Analyst 

502-852-5188

Kristyn may be contacted with questions about iRIS and the iRIS submission process. She manages the changes and updates for the IRB module. Kristyn provides workshops and education sessions to assist researchers in the IRB submission process.

General Inquiries

Email Service Account: hsppofc@louisville.edu

Main Phone: 502-852-5188