Institutional Review Board

Mission Statement

In keeping with its distinctive mission as a Catholic University, which "witnesses to the dignity of each person and the oneness of the human family" (Mission Statement), Holy Family is committed to establishing a community that demonstrates respect for the human person by protecting the rights and privacy of all human subjects of scientific research irrespective of the nature or source(s) of the funding provided for such research.

The mission of the Institutional Review Board at Holy Family University is to encourage the formation of persons of integrity by upholding high ethical and professional standards in the use of human subjects in scientific research. Mindful of service to human needs, the IRB will instill in our campus community a passion for truth, which is rooted in a Judeo-Christian world view. Grounded in this Judeo-Christian tradition, research on human subjects will support the contemporary development of knowledge and a vision for the future.

IRB Members

  • Dr. Stacy McDonald: School of Arts & Sciences - Chair
  • Dr. Daniel Bramer: School of Arts & Sciences - Ethicist
  • Dr. Luanne Amato: School of Business
  • TBD: School of Education
  • Dr. Mai-ly Pulley: School of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • TBD: Professional Staff
  • Dr. Faye Schilling: Community Liaison
  • Dr. Shelley Robbins: Interim VPAA - ex officio

Meeting Dates (2021- 2022 Academic Year)

Fall 2021 Semester

  • Friday, September 24, 2021
  • Friday, October 29, 2021
  • December 3, 2021

Spring 2022 Semester

  • Friday, January 28, 2022
  • Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Friday, April 29, 2022


Links and Resources

IRB School Representatives

  • School of Arts & Sciences: Dr. Jennifer DeCicco
  • School of Education: Dr. Stephen Young
  • School of Nursing & Health Sciences: Marina Boykova