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Sara Horn

  • Assistant Director

Philip Frum

  • IRB Compliance Specialist

Julie James

  • IRB Compliance Specialist

Tracie Kahler

  • Senior IRB Program Leader

Stephanie Krout

  • IRB Program Coordinator

Jodi Mathieu

  • IRB Compliance Specialist

Joyel Moeller

  • Senior IRB Program Leader

Courtney Whetzel

  • IRB Compliance Specialist

Human Research Protection Program

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

The HRPP 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 Human Research Protection Program 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. The HRPP provides support to two Institutional Review Boards (IRB). The HRPP also maintains the University's and IRB's policies, guidelines, and procedures involving research with human participants. HRPP staff are available to provide guidance and education on research involving human participants to the Penn State Community and the community at large.