Elizabeth has been director of the Office of Research Subject Protection at BRI since April 2002. In that role, she has built up an Institutional Review Board (IRB) setup that ranks among the most professional in the country, culminating with a full AAHRP accreditation first obtained in 2003, with reaccreditation in both 2006 and 2009. In addition to her research subject protection activities, as the Baylor Health Care System director of research regulatory affairs, she also is responsible for support provided to investigators in their interactions with regulatory agencies.
Elizabeth is a member of the board of directors for the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) as well as a member of Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) and a previous council member in ARENA, the membership arm of PRIM&R.
Prior to joining Baylor, Elizabeth was manager of the Human Research Protection Accreditation Program at the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, D.C. Her previous experience includes IRB manager at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and academic affairs coordinator at the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Elizabeth has a master’s degree in management from Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, Okla.) and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP).