Jonathan Girard serves as Senior IRB Administrator for the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHS), leading a team of IRB administrators that primarily liaises with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Additionally, Jonathan spearheads CUHS training and outreach efforts, providing in-class trainings for students and staff across all schools at the University. In this role, he has coordinated with Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, as well as other University stakeholders, to develop and implement an undergraduate research training program (URTP) to assist undergraduate researchers in the ethical conduct of their thesis and course projects.
Prior to joining CUHS in 2015, Jonathan worked at Boston Children’s Hospital, serving concurrently as a Research Coordinator within the Neuropsychology Program and as the inaugural Psychometrician within the Clinical Research Center’s newly-developed Behavior Core. In his five years at Children’s, and through collaborations with other Harvard teaching hospitals, Jonathan coordinated over ten studies with participants ranging in age from 6 to 50 and with complex medical diagnoses including benign rolandic epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Jonathan graduated from Boston University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology.