Institutional Review Board

About the IRB  |  Contact Information

IRB Chair/Director, NASA Office of Research Assurance

Marisa Covington, PhD, CIP

Mail Code: HQ-QA

Tel: 281.204.1553

Human Health and Performance

Manager, NASA Office of Research Assurance

Jennifer L. Christensen, PharmD, BCPS, RPh

Mail Code: SA/KBR

Tel: 713.997.0318

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

Tel: 281.212.1488

Coordinator, HRMRB

Mary P. Flores

Mail Code: SA/KBR

Tel: 281.212.1468          Fax: 281.212.1210

IRB Coordinator, NASA IRB

Francisco Llanas

Mail Code: SA/KBR

Tel: 281.212.1366

Electronic IRB (e-IRB) Technical Support

HHP IT User Support

Mail Code: SA/KBR

Tel: 281.483.2956