Health Sciences Committee #1 8/10/21-9/1/21

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 – August 10, 2021 - September 1, 2021


Michael O'Connor, MD - Chair

Jo Wilson MD, MPH - Vice Chair

Harvey Murff, MD, MPH

Jennifer Bounds

Mistey Cook, BS

Shelia V. Kusnoor, PhD

James Wilkinson, MD, MPH

Natalia Jimenez, MD

Andrew Johnson, MD

Soha Patel, MD, MPH


Pediatric Pulmonology

Psychiatry, Epidemiology

Internal Medicine

Homemaker, Community Member (NS)

Public Relations, Community Member (NS)

Neuroscience, Health Knowledge Information


Pediatric Infectious Disease

Emergency Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Alexander Agthe, MD, PhD Neonatology
    Mallory Blasingame, MA Information Science
    Elizabeth Card, MSN, FNP Nursing, Cardiology
    Ciaran Considine, PhD, Neurology, Cognitive Disorders
    Hernan Correa, MD Pediatric Pathology
    Elizabeth Davis, MD Medical Oncology
    Manus Donahue, PhD Neurology
    Stephany Duda, Ph.D Biomedical Informatics
    William Grisson, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
    Elizabeth Harris, Prisoner Representative (NS)
    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 Jackson, PsyD Psychology, Health Services Research
    Lani A. Kajihara-Liehr, M.S.N., F.N.P. Pediatric Nursing
    David Kent, M.D., Otolaryngology
    Christine Konradi, PhD Pharmacology
    Taneya Koonce, MSLS, MPH Information Sciences/Public Health
    Anna Lopez Homemaker, Prisoner Representative (NS)
    Burl Johnson, BS, Law Enforcement, Community Member (NS)
    Sanjay Mohan, M.D. Hematology/Oncology
    James A.S. Muldowney, M.D. Cardiovascular Medicine
    Jeremy Neal, PhD, CNM, RN Nursing
    Neeraja Peterson, M.D. Internal Medicine
    Carolyn Rambo Business, German, Community Member
    G. Kyle Rybczyk, R.N.C., F.N.P. Infectious Diseases, Nursing
    Megan M. Saylor, Ph.D. Psychology and Human Development
    Megan Simmons, DNP Geriatric Mental Health, Nursing
    Jason Slagel, Ph.D. Human Factors/Psychology
    Kimberly Towers, B.S. Law Enforcement, Community Member (NS)
    Kate VonWahlde, MS, Clinical Trials Management
    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
    Saralyn Williams, MD Toxicology/Pediatric Emergency Medicine