About the NPS IRB


The IRB’s  primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and welfare of human research subjects. IRB roles, responsibilities and authorities include but are not limited to: 

  • Recommend approval, require modification to secure approval, table or defer review or disapprove human subject research.
  • Take any action necessary to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects.
  • Suspend or terminate human subject research that has been associated with unexpected serious harm to subjects or is in non-compliance with human research protection policy.
  • Conduct prospective and continuing review of human subject research.
  • Conduct prospective review and approval of changes to previously approved research. 
  • Reviews all audit findings or other reports (e.g., medical monitor reports) related human subject research.


IRB Members

  • Dr. Larry Shattuck, Senior Lecturer, OR (Chair)
  • Mr. Bryan Hudgens, Senior Lecturer, DDM (Vice Chair)
  • LT Aditya Prasad, USN, Assistant Professor, OR (Vice Chair)
  • Dr. Kathryn Aten, Associate Professor, DDM
  • Mr. Gregory Miller, Senior Lecturer, SE
  • Dr. Bradley Strawser, Associate Professor, DA
  • Dr. Paul Lester, Associate Professor, DDM
  • Dr. Christopher Darnton, Associate Professor, NSA
  • Ms. Norma Reyes, Army Analytics, DDM
  • Ms. Bridgette Newell, Army Analytics Group (Alternate for Ms. Reyes)
  • MAJ Shawn Eskew, USA, TRAC Monterey
  • MAJ Charles Rowan, USA, Moves Institute Ph.D. Student (Student Rep)
  • Mr. James Howard, ITACS

Interested in joining the IRB?  Contact Dr. Larry Shattuck for more information. 


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