Office of Human Research Affairs

Staff List


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iRIS Questions 
Initial Submissions, Progress Reports, and Amendments IRB Operations Staff (click here to view IRB operations staff)
Reportable Events (e.g. AEs & Deviations) Marina Tuzova or Kathleen O'Connor
Protocol Exceptions Marina Tuzova or Kathleen O'Connor
Emergency Drug/Device Use Requests 
Humanitarian Devices Shakira Forde
Single IRB/Reliance Agreements Rui Ferreira
Office of Human Research Affairs Leadership  
Melissa Epstein, PhD, MBE, CIP 718.430.2237  Director
Stefanie Juell, MA, CIP 718.430.2237  Associate Director
Jamie Hanley, MPH, CIP 718.430.2237  Manager, IRB Operations
Daniel Stein, MD 718.430.3129  IRB Chair
Leslie Johnson 718.430.2692  Administrative Assistant
IRB Software (iRIS)
Paula Brown 718.430.2776  IRB Data Systems Manager
AAHRPP Accreditation
Christopher Eichstedt, PhD, CIP 718.430.3895   Special Projects Manager
Stephanie Hippolyte, MPH, CIP 718.839.7982   Education Manager
Research Compliance
Kathleen O'Connor, RN, BSN, CIP 718.798.0406 x228   Associate Director for Auditing
Marina Tuzova, MD, PhD, MPH 718.798.0406 x226  Sr. Clinical Research Auditor
Shakira Forde, CCRP 718.430.2643   Clinical Research Regulatory Specialist
Single IRB/Reliance  
Rui Ferreira, MA, CIP 718.430.2255  Reliance Manager
IRB Operations
Daniel Stein, MD 718.430.3129  Chair (East Campus)
Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD 718.920.4378  Chair (West Campus)
Michael Reichgott, MD, PhD 718.430.4082  Chair Emeritus
Gabriella (Foe) Weston, MS, CIP 718.430.4222  Sr. IRB Analyst
Marina Harmon, MA 718.430.8788 Research Compliance Specialist
Diana Galarza Vergara, PhD 718.430.4109 IRB Analyst
Jeanne Bellino 718.430.2221  IRB Analyst
Jackie Figueroa 718.430.2256  IRB Analyst
Antuanette Anglon 718.430.2268  IRB Analyst
Amarilda Shkoza 718.430.3894  IRB Analyst
Leslie Johnson 718.430.2692  IRB Project Coordinator
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