Institutional Review Board

About the IRB  |  Contact Information


Due to current COVID-19 environment, the first line of contact with the IRB office should be email

IRB Chair/Director, NASA Office of Research Assurance

Marisa Covington, PhD, CIP

Mail Code: HQ-QA

Human Health and Performance

Manager, NASA Office of Research Assurance

Jennifer L. Christensen, PharmD, BCPS, RPh

Mail Code: SA/KBR

Human Health and Performance

Protocol Compliance Officer

William J. Tarver, MD

Mail Code: SD

Space and Clinical Operations

Human Health and Performance

Lead, NASA Test Safety and Analysis Group

Christopher A. Counts, MS

Mail Code: NS23

Safety and Test Operations Division

Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate

Contact the IRB

The IRB Chair and Alternate Chair do not have information about the status of individual applications or review comments; however, they may be consulted about ethical or scientific issues via the IRB staff listed below.

IRB Coordinator, NASA IRB

Lynn Saile, RN, MS

Mail Code: SA/KBR

Coordinator, HRMRB

Mary P. Flores

Mail Code: SA/KBR

IRB Coordinator, NASA IRB

Francisco Llanas

Mail Code: SA/KBR

Electronic IRB (e-IRB) Technical Support

HHP IT User Support

Mail Code: SA/KBR