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Programs of the Office of the Science Advisor (OSA)

Human Studies Review Board

The Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) is a Federal Advisory committee that provides advice, information and recommendations on issues of human subjects research.

History and Focus

The Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) provides advice and recommendations on:

  1. Research proposals and protocols
  2. Reports of completed research with human subjects
  3. How to strengthen EPA's programs for protection of human subjects of research

The HSRB reports to the EPA Administrator through EPA's Science Advisor. After each meeting the HSRB produces a Final Report that summarizes the advice and recommendations for each topic reviewed. 

This site contains materials that were made available to or produced by the HSRB. The meeting minutes and reports posted on this site are the products of the HSRB and represent the views and recommendations of the HSRB, not the EPA. They do not represent information approved or disseminated by the EPA and, hence, do not necessarily represent the views and policies of the EPA, nor of other agencies in the Executive Branch of the federal government, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute a recommendation for use.

Charter and Bylaws

A charter for the Human Studies Review Board dated February 21, 2006, was issued in accordance with the provisions of FACA, 5 U.S.C. App.2 § 9. The Board's charter was reauthorized March 25, 2014. A link to information for HSRB members is also provided below.


Current Membership

HSRB Member Position Location
Jennifer Cavallari, ScD, CIH, Chair Assistant Professor
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Walter T. Klimecki, DVM, Ph.D., Vice Chair Associate Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Department of Built Environment
North Carolina A&T University
Greensboro, NC
Kyle L. Galbraith, Ph.D. Research Integrity Officer
Patient Representative Coordinator
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center
Athens, GA
Randy Maddalena, Ph.D. Physical Research Scientist
Indoor Environment
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA
Albert J. Allen, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Medical Fellow
Eli Lilly
Indianapolis, IN
Lisa Corey, Ph.D. Toxicologist
Intertox, Inc.
Seattle, WA
Lindsay McNair, M.D. Chief Medical Officer
Princeton, NJ
Eun Um, Ed.D. President and CEO
AMSTAT Consulting
Bethesda, MD
Kendra L. Lawrence, Ph.D., BCE, PMP, Consultant
Health Sciences Product Manager
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Fort Detrick, MD

Membership Process






  • August 19, 2009 – Short List of Candidates for the EPA Human Studies Review Board




Membership Resources

Meetings and Minutes

The Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) is a federal advisory committee operating under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that provides advice, information and recommendations on issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of human subjects research. The HSRB reports to the EPA Administrator through EPA's Science Advisor.

Future Meetings

Date Time
April 24, 2019 TBD
June 11, 2019 TBD
July 23-25, 2019 TBD
September 17, 2019 TBD
October 22-24, 2019 TBD
December 10, 2019 TBD

Past Meetings

Older Meetings

Nominations to the EPA Human Studies Review Board

EPA is soliciting nominations of people qualified in the areas of toxicology, bioethics, and statistics to serve on the Human Studies Review Board. Nominations are due May 16, 2019. Please see the Federal Register Recruitment Announcement for more details here:

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