Austen Riggs Center Institutional Review Board

The Austen Riggs Center Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees research conducted by ARC staff, and which involves either the recruitment of human subjects or the utilization of human subjects data. The IRB must review and approve research protocols before they commence, and monitors the research throughout the life of the study. IRB operations are under the purview of the Institutional Official. 

IRB Members include ARC clinical and non-clinical staff, ARC clinical Fellows, ARC alumni, and representatives of our regional community. Members are appointed by the Institutional Official – who oversees IRB operations - for three-year, renewable terms. There are nine voting and four alternate members. Alternates may be appointed by the IRB Chair to review protocols or to vote as needed, such as when a voting member is absent or has a conflict of interest. 

Voting Members: Steven Ackerman, PhD (Chair); Daniel Knauss, PsyD (Vice-Chair); Marina Bayeva, MD, PhD;  Dave Belliveau, CISSP, C/CISO; Anne O’Dwyer, PhD; Jeremy Ridenour, PsyD; Brooke Storti, LCSW; Kate Washington

Alternate Members:  Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP; Anne Dailey, JD; Brian Drake; Peter Hummel, Kim Hunter-Schaedle, PhD

For current IRB-approved research see www.austenriggs.org/research-riggs

IRB Contacts

Institutional Official – Chauncey Collins, MBA – chauncey.collins@austenriggs.net
IRB Chair – Steve Ackerman, PhD – steven.ackerman@austenriggs.net
IRB Administrator – Kim Hunter-Schaedle, PhD – khs@austenriggs.net

ARC IRB is registered with the Office of Human Research Protections IRB# 00010911 and  FWA# 00028681