IRB Staff & Board Members

Staff at the SU IRB and its Office of Research Support

The Seattle University Institutional Review Board and its Office of Research Oversight ensure institutional compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as university policies. 

Please be aware that all SU IRB Staff and Board Members work and serve in the Office on a part-time basis. We nonetheless constantly strive to ensure that we review proposals and answer concerns promptly.  Email is the most reliable way of getting in touch with us quickly and efficiently.

Sarah Trainer, PhD • Director of Research Oversight  

Michael Spinetta, PhD • Chair of the IRB Board

IRB Board Members

Peter Collins, PhD, Criminal Justice, College of Arts & Sciences

Janiece DeSocio, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, College of Nursing, Ad Hoc Member 

Michelle DuBois, PhD, Biology, College of Science & Engineering, At-Large Member

Jennifer Fricas, PhD, MPH, RN, College of Nursing

Michael Jaycox, PhD, Theology & Religious Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, At-Large Member

Douglas Latch, PhD, Chemistry, College of Science & Engineering

Ashli D. Tyre, PhD, College of Education

Mike West, Program Manager IV, King County Dept. of Adult & Juvenile Detention (Prisoner Advocate)

Matthew Whitlock, PhD, Theology & Religious Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Nicole Wood, PhD, Kinesiology, College of Arts & Sciences