Elizabeth Parsons is an IRB Administrator for the Harvard University Area IRB, working with students in the Harvard Department of Psychology and Graduate School of Education to facilitate the ethical conduct of research with human subjects. Before coming to Harvard, Elizabeth served for seven years as the Research Compliance Administrator at John Carroll University in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. There she guided faculty and student researchers through all aspects of the IRB and IACUC submission and approval processes.
In addition to her research compliance experience, Elizabeth has an extensive research background. After earning a M.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, she spent several years as a wildlife biologist for the Farallon Island and San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuges. After moving east, she worked on healthcare research at West Virginia University, and market/business-focused research in Cleveland, Ohio.
Elizabeth came to the Boston area in 2018. She is thrilled to live by the ocean once again after being landlocked for too long.