Kathryn Bean serves as IRB Administrator, focused on the administration of IRB review and regulatory compliance. Kathryn began working at Harvard University in January of 2017, at the Committee on the Use of Human Research Subjects where she works on the team that assists students and faculty from the Graduate schools in navigating the IRB review process.
Kathryn came to Harvard from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she worked as a Senior IRB Coordinator for seven years at the Office of Human Research Studies. While there she reviewed cancer research and worked with an array of disease groups and Principal Investigators. Kathryn managed and produced systems to aid the IRB and the overall Institute and served as an outspoken IRB Board member.
Kathryn is an avid traveler and fell in love with travel at the age of 18 where she upped and moved to Seattle from her sleepy Upstate New York town. While in Seattle she studied art and contemporary world literature, raised 5 goats and excelled in her studies and was listed on the National Deans List and graduated Phi Theta Kappa. Kathryn, continuing her trend of wanting to experience new cities, moved to Boston where she finished her degree at Suffolk University, with a BS in Journalism and Communication studies. Kathryn’s diverse background and years of IRB experience strengthen her continuing love for reading research and helping others.