Health Sciences Committee #1

Vanderbilt Human Research Protection Program
Health Sciences Committee 1 – Institutional Review Board
OHRP Registration Identification – IRB00000475

The Health Sciences Committee 1 meets every Thursday of the month at 11:00AM. Meeting locations are subject to change. Please call the VHRPP office to confirm meeting location (322-2918).

Effective – May 15, 2018


Harvey Murff, MD, MPH - Chair

Evan Brittain, MD - Vice Chair

Aylin Ozgener

Mistey Cook, BS

Shelia V. Kusnoor, PhD

Saralyn Williams, MD

Michael O'Connor, MD

Paul Brent Ferrell, MD

William Grissom, PhD

James Atkinson, MD, PhD


Internal Medicine


Homemaker, Community Member (NS)

Public Relations, Community Member (NS)

Neuroscience, Health Knowledge Information

Emergency Medicine, Toxicology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Hematology, Oncology

Biomedical Engineering



Alexander Agthe, MD, PhD Neonatology
Jennifer Bounds Homemaker, Community Member (NS)
Rameela Chandrasekhar, PhD Biostatistics
Deepa Chandrasekaran, OD, MS Optometry
Hernan Correa, MD Pediatric Pathology
Elizabeth Davis, MD Medical Oncology
Manus Donahue, PhD Neurology
Stephany Duda, Ph.D Biomedical Informatics
Candace Floyd Editor/Writer, Community Member (NS)
Zachary Fox, MSIS Library and Information Science
Brenton Harrison, BBA Insurance, Community Member (NS)
Jonathan Hiskey, Ph.D. Political Science
Benjamin Hornsby, PhD Hearing and Speech Sciences
Chris Hughes, MD Anesthesiology
James C. Jackson, PsyD Psychology
Lani A. Kajihara-Liehr, M.S.N., F.N.P. Pediatric Nursing
Mary E. Keebler, M.D. Cardiology/Cardiovascular Disease
David Kent, MD Otolaryngology
Christine Konradi, PhD Pharmacology
Taneya Koonce, MSLS, MPH Information Sciences/Public Health
Chris Lemons, PhD Special Education
Anna Lopez Homemaker, Prisoner Representative (NS)
Sanjay Mohan, M.D. Hematology/Oncology
James A.S. Muldowney, M.D. Cardiovascular Medicine
Jeremy Neal, PhD, CNM, RN Nursing
Olalekan Oluwole, M.D. Hematology/Oncology
Neeraja Peterson, M.D. Internal Medicine
Carolyn Rambo Business, German, Community Member
Todd Rice, MD, MSc Pulmonary/Critical Care
G. Kyle Rybczyk, R.N.C., F.N.P. Infectious Diseases, Nursing
Megan M. Saylor, Ph.D. Psychology and Human Development
Cynthia Seifert, M.Div. Divinity, Community Member (NS)
David Schlundt, PhD Behavioral Medicine and Health
Megan Simmons, DNP Geriatric Mental Health, Nursing
Antony Sinkfield, M.Div Ministry, Community Member (NS)
Jason Slagel, Ph.D. Human Factors/Psychology
Casey Stupka, BA Law Enforcement, Community Member (NS)
Kimberly Towers, B.S. Law Enforcement, Community Member (NS)
Emmanuel Volanakis, M.D. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Mary Kay Washington, M.D. Surgical Pathology/Oncology
Hendrik Weitkamp, M.D. Neonatology/Pediatric Infectious Disease
Annette Williams, MLIS Library and Information Sciences
Derek Williams, M.D. Pediatrics