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 – February 28, 2023


Megan Saylor, PhD - Chair

Jeremy Neal, PhD, CNM, RN - Vice Chair

Taneya Koonce, MSLS, MPH - Vice Chair

Jessika Boles, PhD, CCLS

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

Jason Slagle, PhD

Kimberly Towers, BS

Kathleen VonWahlde, MJ, BA, CCRP

Psychology and Human Development


Information Sciences, Public Health

Educational Psychology, Child Life

Neurology, Cognitive Disorders

Pediatric Pathology

Prisoner Representative, Community (NS)

Political Science, Sociology, Latin Studies

Neuroscience/Health Knowledge Information

Psychology/ Geriatrics

Human Factors, Organizational Psychology

Law Enforcement, Community Member (NS, NA)

Otolaryngology/Oncology, Clinical Trial Management


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