Meghan Pronovost serves as the IRB Reliance Administrator with the Committee for the Use of Human Subjects (CUHS). She reviews submissions from all schools within the Harvard University-Area, with a special focus on submissions from SEAS, Human Evolutionary Biology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and SCRB. As the Reliance Administrator for the Harvard University-Area (HUA) IRB, she serves as the liaison between our IRB and IRB’s at other institutions when our researchers are engaged in collaborative projects.
In her previous life as an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Meghan gained 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 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.