IRB Members and Staff

Primary Members  Areas of Expertise

 John Villanacci, PhD, NREMTI [Chair]
 Scientist, Non-Affiliated
 Appointed: February 2006

Epidemiology, Toxicology

 Gary Rutenberg, PhD [Vice Chair]

 Scientist, Affiliated

 Appointed: January 2002

 Epidemiology, Social/Behavioral Sciences

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

Library and Information Sciences

 Estrellita Doolin, JD, MBA

 Non-Scientist, Non-Affliliated

 Appointed: February 2018

 Legal Representative

David Gimeno, PhD

Scientist, Non-Affiliated

Appointed: September 2010

Occupational and Social Epidemiology, Multi-Level Statistical Models, Work Disabilities

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

Children, Cognitively Impaired, Economically Disadvantaged

 Jessica Cance, MPH, PhD
 Scientist, Affiliated
 Appointed: July 2018

CHS Analytics Unit Manager
 Melanie Williams, PhD
 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 Estrellita Doolin)
 Joanne Delk, MS
 Scientist, Affiliated

 Appointed: November 2018

 Nutritional Sciences (alternate for Jessica Cance)

 Paige Miller-Gianturco, PhD, 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)

 Kim Vernon, JD
 Non-Scientist, Unaffiliated
 Appointed: October 2012

 Criminal Justice System, Prisoner Representative (alternate for Estrellita Doolin)

 Kristina Whitworth, PhD
 Scientist, Unaffiliated
 Appointed: January 2016

 Epidemiology, Statistical Analysis (alternate for David Gimeno)
 Staff  
 Sandra Borucki, RN
 IRB Administrator
 
DSHS IRB Members & Staff
Last updated March 20, 2019