Meghan Pronovost serves as an IRB Administrator with the Committee for the Use of Human Subjects (CUHS). Working closely with department staff, the Director of CUHS, and the IRB Members, she ensures that research involving human subjects proposed by Harvard faculty, staff, and students is conducted in accordance with the ethical standards set forth by federal regulations, state laws, and various Harvard policies. She reviews submissions from all schools within the Harvard University-Area, with a special focus on submissions from FAS and SEAS.
An ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Meghan has experience in both clinical care and research. Most recently, she was the Testing and Validation Coordinator for a Cambridge-based startup company developing health and fitness wearable devices. Prior to that, she conducted research at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH), measuring the effectiveness of using electrical stimulation in conjunction with exercise training in individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries. She has also previously served as the Exercise Physiologist for Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and SRH’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Meghan received her B.S. from Colorado State University and her M.S. from Wake Forest University, both in Health and Exercise Science.