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Sara Horn

  • Assistant Director

Katherine Bode-Lang

  • IT Trainer

Philip Frum

  • IRB Analyst

Julie James

  • IRB Analyst

Tracie Kahler

  • Senior IRB Program Leader

Stephanie Krout

  • IRB Program Coordinator

Jodi Mathieu

  • IRB Analyst

Joyel Moeller

  • Senior IRB Program Leader

Courtney Whetzel

  • IRB Analyst

Institutional Review Board (IRB Program)

The 330 Building, Suite 205, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-1775 • Fax: 814-863-8699 • ORProtections@psu.edu

The IRB ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as institutional policies and procedures regarding the use of humans as participants in research.

The IRB manages all human participant research studies at University Park and all other campus locations with the exception of the College of Medicine located at the Hershey Medical Center. IRB program staff provides support to two Institutional Review Boards and also maintains the University's and IRB's policies, guidelines, and procedures involving research with human participants. IRB program staff are available to provide guidance and education on research involving human participants to the Penn State Community and the community at large and are happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding submission to the IRB. 

Submissions are handled according to the last name of the Principal Investigator listed (or to be listed) on your CATS IRB submission.  Please contact the appropriate IRB analyst as listed below:

  • Principal Investigators whose last names begin with the letters A-C, please contact IRB analyst Courtney Whetzel
  • Principal Investigators whose last names begin with the letters D-G, please contact IRB analyst Tracie Kahler
  • Principal Investigators whose last names begin with the letters H-K, please contact IRB analyst Philip Frum
  • Principal Investigators whose last names begin with the letters L-O, please contact IRB analyst Jodi Mathieu
  • Principal Investigators whose last names begin with the letters P-S, please contact IRB analyst Julie James
  • Principal Investigators whose last names begin with the letters T-Z, please contact IRB analyst Joyel Moeller