Rethinking Local Institutional Review Board (IRB) Review at State Health Departments: Implications for a Consolidated, Independent Public Health IRB


  • David Perlman

    1. Currently a Visiting Professor in the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy's Department of Health Policy and Public Health, where he teaches courses in public health law, ethics, and policy as well as business ethics.
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A number of unique problems plague human research protection efforts at United States (U.S.) State and Territorial Departments of Health (DOHs) problems which might be ameliorated through a consolidated national or regional, independent, not-for-profit Institutional Review Board (IRB).