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IRB Experience

HML IRB provides assurance for the international projects of UNICEF, The World Bank, The Palladium Group/Futures Group, Mathematica Policy Research, Deloitte India, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), FHI 360, The QED Group, Population Reference Bureau, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and many other small organizations and independent investigators.  We have also conducted annual and ad hoc IRB reviews for over 20 of our own NIH-funded research projects since 2000.  

We will be glad to provide references on request.

IRB Authorization

HML Institutional Review Board has received continuous re-authorizations since 2000, and is registered with the US Department of Health & Human Services; Office of Human Research Protections; (IRB # 00001211, Federal Wide Assurance # 00001102, IORG #0000850) to review research involving human subjects conducted or supported by the DHHS, or other federal departments or agencies that apply the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the “Common Rule”).

IRB Membership

D. Michael Anderson, Ph.D., MPH,

IRB Chair & Human Protections Director    

Penelope A. Lantz, JD, General Council & Health Law

Bradley Cooke, PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience Research

Alison Corbacio, MA, International Measurement & Evaluation

Jennifer Crumlish, PhD, Clinical Psychology Research

Jennifer Cuthill, MBA, Social Marketing Evaluation

Valentina Di Gregori, MD, MSc, Medical Epidemiology Research

Farah Farahati, PhD, International Health Economics Research

Karen G. Fleischman Foreit, PhD, International Research, M&E

Robert Gold, DrPH, PhD, Epidemiology & Health Behavior Research

Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, MPH, Maternal & Child Health, M&E

Mary Harris, PhD, Health Behavior & Disease Prevention Research

Constance Newman, PhD, Statistics & Agricultural Evaluation

Jeffrey Pagel, MS, (PhD candidate), International Economics

Arthur Rubens, DrPH, Health Administration Research

Felice Wagner, JD, Community Member

HML IRB meetings are held ad hoc in our Farragut North Office:

1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 450

Washington, DC 20036 USA

About HML Institutional Review Board

Dr. Anderson's CV

IRB Standards

HML IRB follows rules and guidelines contained the USDHHS Code of Federal Regulations for the protection of human subjects (45CFR46), and The International Compilation of Human Research Standards of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines governing human subjects research in 107 countries, plus standards from several international and regional organizations.  We also follow the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) IRB Guidebook, and the Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research from the The National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (the Belmont Report).  For more information we suggest you visit these US Government Website links.

HML IRB Clients


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

The World Bank

Mathematica Policy Research

Palladium/Futures Group

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Ernest & Young

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Population Reference Bureau

HFI 360/Academy for Educational Development

The QED Group

RTI International


Millennium Challenge Corporation

Prevent Cancer Foundation

NR Management Consultants India

and several other research organizations.


is Authorized by

the Office for Human Research Protections,

US Department of Health & Human Services,

for protection of human subjects in your study.