Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board is designated to review and monitor biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects. In accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services, an IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove research.

The IRB is co-chaired by faculty from the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Education, and its members are drawn from the various schools of the University. Individuals at Lesley University conducting research involving human subjects are required to submit an application for review by the IRB.

Process

  • Send all applications to: irb@lesley.edu
  • Make sure last name of author is the leading text on all file names
  • All applications must be in MSWord or in a PDF
  • All applications must include a human subjects training certificate for key personnel (https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php) documenting 
  • Please allow 6–8 weeks for a full review
  • Expedited application will take 4–6 weeks

Documents and Forms

Co-Chairs

Robyn Flaum Cruz, Ph.D.
Professor
PhD Program in Expressive Therapies
Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences
rcruz@lesley.edu

Ulas Kaplan, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
PhD in Educational Studies Program
Graduate School of Education
ukaplan@lesley.edu

Members

Jason Butler, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor 
Expressive Therapies Division
Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

Terrence Keeney, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor 
PhD Program in Educational Studies,
Graduate School of Education

Kazuyo Kubo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Social Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sue L. Motulsky, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Counseling and Psychology
Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

Jeffrey Perrin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Psychology and Applied Therapies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Public Member
Margaret Migliorati, MA, LPCC, R-DMT
Consult Liaison Services, Presbyterian Hospital
mmigliorati@hotmail.com