Integrated Sciences Committee

Vanderbilt Human Research Protection Program
Integrated Sciences Committee – Institutional Review Board
OHRP Registration Identification – IRB00000477


The Integrated Sciences Committee meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:30AM. Meeting locations are subject to change. Please call the VHRPP office to confirm meeting location (322-2918).

Effective – August 10, 2022


Megan Saylor, PhD - Chair

Taneya Koonce, MSLS, MPH - Vice Chair

Jeremy Neal L, PhD, CNM, RN - Vice Chair

Ciaran Considine, Ph.D.

Hernan Correa, MD

Elizabeth Harris, MSEdu, BS Mech Eng, BS PhySci


Jonathan Hiskey, PhD

Sheila Kusnoor, Ph.D.

Marianna LaNoue, PhD

Jennifer Ledford, PhD

Jason Slagle, PhD

Kimberly Towers, BS

Kathleen VonWahlde, MJ, BA, CCRP

Psychology and Human Development

Information Sciences, Public Health


Neurology, Cognitive Disorders

Pediatric Pathology

Prisoner Representative, Community Member (NS)

Political Science, Sociology, Latin Studies

Neuroscience/Health Knowledge Information

Psychology/ Geriatrics

Special Education

Human Factors, Organizational Psychology

Law Enforcement, Community Member (NS, NA)

Otolaryngology/Oncology, Clinical Trial Management


  • Bret Alvis, M.D. - Critical Care/ Anesthesiology
    Mallory Blasingame, MA - Library Sciences
    Jennifer Bounds - Homemaker, Community Member
    Naweed Chowdhury, MD - Otolaryngology
    Mistey Cook, BS - Public Relations, Community Member
    Manus Donahue, Ph.D. - Radiology, Neurology
    Stephany Duda, Ph.D. - Biomedical Informatics
    Brenton Harrison, BBA - Business, Community Member
    Christopher Hughes, MD - Anesthesiology, Critical Care
    Natalia Jimenez, Ph.D. - Pediatrics Infectious Disease
    Burl Johnson, BA - Law Enforcement, Community Member (NS)
    Lani Kajihara-Liehr, DNP - Pediatrics, Nursing
    Joshua Lawrenz, MD - Musculoskeletal Oncology
    Anna Lopez - Prisoner Representative, Community Member
    Cathy Maxwell, Ph.D., RN - Nursing, Research on Aging
    Sanjay Mohan, MD - Hematology, Oncology
    James Muldowney, MD - Cardiology
    Harvey Murff, M.D. - Internal Medicine
    Helen Naylor - Biochemistry; Informatics
    Maria Niarchou, PhD - Genetic Medicine
    Michael O'connor, M.D. - Pediatric Pulmonology
    Jason Park, MD, PhD - Otolaryngology
    Soha Patel, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Neeraja Peterson, M.D. - Internal Medicine
    Carolyn Rambo, BA - Business, German, Community Member (NS)
    Leshana Saint Jean, PhD - Sickle Cell
    Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC - Geriatric Nursing, Mental Health
    Annette Vannilam, MD - Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Emmanuel Volanakis, MD - Pediatric Hematology, Oncology
    Mary Washington, M.D., Ph.D. - Pathology, Immunology
    Joern-Hendrik Weitkamp, MD - Neonatology, Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Amy Weitlauf, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Pediatric Psychology, Autism
    James Wilkinson, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
    Saralyn Williams, M.D. - Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Toxicology
    Jo Wilson, MD, MPH - Psychiatry, Epidemiology