Since 2000, HML IRB has provided over 900 research ethics reviews

and 100 research quality assurance reviews in 171 countries for

UNICEFThe World BankMathematica Policy ResearchThe Palladium Group,

and many other organizations and investigators (see below).  Our focus is on social & behavioral research in public health, COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, children, education, refugee & migration, economics, WASH, agriculture, M&E, etc.  Many of these studies include subjects who are in high or very high risk situations (e.g., war and armed conflict, forced migration, physical or sexual abuse, forced labor, drug or sexual trafficking, prisoners, violence, etc.).

Our concern is human research subject protection.

We will be glad to provide references on request.



D. Michael Anderson, PhD, MPH, Chair & Human Subjects Protections Director    

Penelope A. Lantz, JD, General Legal Counsel, Health & Family Law & International Research Ethics Law

Lawrence O. Agyekum, PhD, MSc, Program Measurement & Evaluation, Research Design, Biomedical Informatics

Hibist Astatke, PhD, Behavioral Science, Public Health Research Design & Implementation, Performance Monitoring

Asher E. Beckwitt, PhD, Qualitative Analysis Research Design & Methodology

Kristy Cook, PhD, International Agricultural Development, Program Planning & Management, Measurement & Evaluation

Alison Corbacio, MA, International Program Design, WASH, Measurement & Evaluation, Maternal & Child Health

Jennifer Crumlish, PhD, Clinical Child Psychology Research & Counseling, Protective Services, Psychological Assessment

Jennifer Cuthill, MBA, Social Marketing Evaluation

Valentina Di Gregori, MD, MSc, Medical Epidemiology Research, Preventive Medicine, Clinical Risk Management

Farah Farahati, PhD, International Health Economics Research, Health Disparities, Burden of Diseases

Karen G. Fleischman Foreit, PhD, International Operations Research, Measurement & Evaluation

Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, MS, MPH, PhD Candidate, International Health & Nutrition, Research Design, MCH, M&E

Mary Harris, PhD, Health Behavior & Disease Prevention Research

Suzanne Johnson, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Psychosocial & Child Abuse Counseling, Refugee Counseling

Jeffrey Pagel, MS, PhD Candidate, International & Applied Economics and Labour Research, Research Design

Sarah B. Paige, PhD, MPH, Infectious & Zoonotic Disease Prevention, Evidence-based Community Health Programming

Arthur Rubens, DrPH, International Health Administration, Quality Improvement, Research & Evaluation

Jillian Schreffler, PhD, MEd, Special Education & Disabilities Research

Katrina B. Stone, PhD, MS, Social Policy, Criminal Justice, and Vulnerable Population Research

David M. Vannier, PhD, Biomedical Research, and Science Education, Training & Policy Research

Jennifer A. Virgo, MSW, LICSW, Maternal & Child Health, At-Risk Youth, & School-Based Therapy



United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

The World Bank Group

Mathematica Policy Research

The Palladium Group

A2F Consulting     Age of Learning     Brigham Young University    The Brookings Institution     

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics    Classroom Inc    DAI Global    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (India)

EcoHealth Alliance    Ernest & Young    Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)    

Innovations for Poverty Action    Insight Policy Research    International Labour Organization (ILO)

Iris Group International     Making Cents International     MEF Associates   

NR Management Consultants India    National Institutes of Health (NIH)    Neuromotion Labs   

Opinión Pública Ecuador    Prevent Cancer Foundation    Population Reference Bureau (PRB)

Precision Agriculture for Development     Public Policy & Management Institute

Results for Development (R4D)     Sanigest International     Sapien Labs     State of Kansas

State of Washington    United States Institute of Peace (USIP)     Water.org     What Works Foundation 


plus many other international aid organizations, research organizations, and universities

HML IRB Research & Ethics


HML Institutional Review Board has received continuous re-authorizations since 1995, and is registered with the US Department of Health & Human ServicesOffice of Human Research Protections (OHRP Institutional Review Board #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”).



HML IRB follows rules and guidelines contained in 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 National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (the Belmont Report), the UNICEF Procedure for Ethical Standards in Research, Evaluation, Data Collection, and Analysis, and the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).