Institutional Review Board Links



Contact Information

Institutional Review Board
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
313 N. Figueroa St., Room 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
phone: (213) 288-8675
email: irb@ph.lacounty.gov

Olga Coronado
IRB Administrative Deputy
313 N. Figueroa St., Room 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012

John Walton Senterfitt, PhD, RN, MPH
IRB Chair
313 N. Figueroa St., Room 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Alysia Kwon, ScM
IRB Vice Chair and Administrator
313 N. Figueroa St., Room 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Institutional Review Board Committee

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Institutional Review Board Committee currently consists of the following members:

Members affiliated with the LA County Department of Public Health

John Walton Senterfitt, PhD. RN, MPH (Chair)

Alysia Kwon, ScM (Vice Chair)

Douglas Frye, MD, MPH

Donald (Jay) Gravnik, MA

Jeff Guterman, MD

Maxine Liggins, MD

Anna Long, PhD, MPH

Will Nicholas, PhD

 

Community Members

Anthony Braswell, MBA (Non-Scientific)

David Dassey, MD (Scientific)

Rose Estrada, MAS (Non-Scientific)

Ron Osorio, Community Representative and Prisoner Advocate
(Non-Scientific)

 

Who does the IRB serve?
The Institutional Review Board serves all LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) facilities, staff, patients, clients, and databases, even if other agencies or individuals have primary responsibility.

The IRB also serves projects from the headquarters units and the Ambulatory Care Network of the LA County Department of Health Services. Some DHS-related projects must be reviewed by IRBs at the various County medical centers. Finally, the IRB serves several community partner organizations via memoranda of agreement.

Check with the IRB about coverage for a particular proposed project if you are in doubt.
What projects does the IRB review?
The IRB reviews any DPH-related research project that involves the collection or analysis of data from or about human subjects.

Research projects may include…

  • Clinical trials

  • Focus groups

  • Data abstraction from
         medical records
  • Surveys

    • Though IRB procedures allow exemption for some data collection projects that are classified as program evaluation routine public health activity rather than research, the IRB must make the determination that a project is exempt. An abbreviated application for exemption is necessary, as explained in the forms located elsewhere on this web page.
      How to get help
      We encourage you to attend our training workshops on submitting an application to the Institutional Review Board. Contact our office for a list of upcoming training dates.
       
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