The Johns Hopkins University
Homewood Conflict of Interest and Commitment

Staff and Committee Members

Conflict of Interest Staff

Laura Evans, MA, CIP
Executive Director, Homewood IRB and Conflict of Interest and Commitment Office
[email protected]
410-516-4820

Zarqa Tariq, MBBS
WSE, Assistant Director
[email protected]
410-516-6398

Sandra Hipszer, MPH
WSE, Assistant Policy Associate
[email protected]
410-516-2334


Conflict Review Committee

Voting Members:

Chair: Rachel Karchin, Ph.D., WSE. Professor, Institute for Computational Medicine

Vice Chair: Vicky Nguyen, Ph.D., WSE. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Michael Betenbaugh, Ph.D., WSE. Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Randal Burns, Ph.D., WSE. Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science

Vincent Hilser, Ph.D., KSAS. Professor and Chair, Department of Biology

Pedro Irazoqui, Ph.D., WSE. Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Konstantinos Konstantopoulos, Ph.D., WSE. Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Tyrel McQueen, Ph.D., KSAS. Professor, Department of Chemistry

Fadil Santosa, Ph.D., WSE. Professor, Department of Applied Math and Statistics 

Peter Searson, Ph.D., WSE. Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering 

James Spicer, Ph.D., WSE. Professor, Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering

Howard Weinert, Ph.D., WSE. Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Non-Voting Ex-officio Members:

Alex Albinak, MBA, JD, University Administration. Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration, Office of Research Administration

Andrew S. Douglas, Ph.D., WSE. Vice Dean for Faculty, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Laura Evans, MA, CIP, WSE. Executive Director, Homewood COI and Homewood IRB

Steven Kousouris, MS, MBA, Academic Centers. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Executive Director, Technology Transfer

Larry Nagahara, Ph.D., WSE. Associate Dean for Research

Stephanie Shea, JD, University Administration. Office of Vice President and General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel

Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, Ph.D., KSAS. Vice Dean for Natural Sciences. Professor, Department of Biophysics

Tiffany Lutskus, JD (Alternate, JHURA), University Administration. Office of Research Administration, Assistant Director

Seth Zonies, Ph.D. (Alternate, JHTV), Academic Centers. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. Director, Corporate Partnerships (WSE)