Human Research Protection Program Contact Information

Open Hours

The HRPP offers Open Hours for faculty, students and support staff who need assistance with preparing an IRB protocol/amendment, determining if a proposed project requires IRB review, any human research related issues or IRB-related policies or procedures.  Our “Open Hours on the Road” service, during which HRPP staff can come to your department or meet with an individual or research team, is also available upon request.

Open Hours are held at the times noted below:

  • Tuesdays 12-1 pm

  • Fridays 2-3 pm

We are located on the 3rd floor of 2 Stimson Avenue, on the corner of Hope Street and Stimson Avenue, next to the Aquatics and Fitness Center. The Building is card-access only; please ring the button labeled “RPO” and someone will buzz you in.

Phone: (401) 863-3050
Toll-free: 1-866-309-2095
Fax: (401) 863-7292 

Mailing address:
Brown University
Human Research Protection Program
Box 1986
Providence, RI 02912

HRPP Staff


Susan Carton-Lopez, CIP
Associate Director
(401) 863-9206
IRB Member, regulatory questions, feedback on processes/policies

Ita Irizarry, CIP    
IRB Manager
(401) 863-6838
Anthropology, BioMed, Public Health,  Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Jacqueline Kocab Galligan
IRB Manager
(401) 863-5730
Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Science, Education, Engineering, Music, Sociology

Lynn Menatian
Research Protection Manager
(401) 863-1974
Progress Reports, IAAs, Undergraduate Protocol/process/policy concerns, Open Hours questions

Christiana Provencal
QA/QI Administrator
(401) 863-5729
Training & outreach, FDA & other regulatory questions, non-compliance reporting