IRB Contacts for the Psychology Department

Please contact either Mikaela Niemasz-Cavanagh or Amanda O'Brien.

Mikaela Niemasz-Cavanagh

mikaela_niemasz-cavanagh@harvard.edu

p: (617) 496-1185

 

Mikaela is an IRB Administrator for the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHS). She came to the Boston area from Vermont to complete her undergraduate degree. Mikaela volunteered in various labs as a research assistant throughout high school and college and interned at CUHS while obtaining her undergraduate degree.

After graduating with her B.A. in health and counseling psychology from Emmanuel College in Boston, Mikaela re-located to work as a research coordinator in a mixed social psychology and education lab at Stanford University. Having missed the IRB world, Mikaela returned to Boston in order to pursue her career as an IRB reviewer at Boston University before returning to Harvard in 2019.

Amanda O'Brien

amanda_obrien@harvard.edu

(617) 496-1261

 

Amanda O’Brien is an IRB Administrator for the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects.  She assists researchers with IRB review to ensure the rights and welfare of participants in human research activities. 

Prior to coming to Harvard in 2019, Amanda was a public health professional.  She has a background in public health nursing, serving vulnerable populations in Northern Virginia.  This work inspired her to pursue her master’s degree in epidemiology.  After earning her MPH from the University of South Florida, Amanda worked as a communicable disease investigator and engaged in research as a data collector with the University of Washington School of Nursing.  Amanda moved to the Boston area in 2018 and is enjoying exploring the rich, cultural and historical sites around her new home.

Amanda O’Brien is an IRB Administrator for the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects.  She assists researchers with IRB review to ensure the rights and welfare of participants in human research activities. 

Prior to coming to Harvard in 2019, Amanda was a public health professional.  She has a background in public health nursing, serving vulnerable populations in Northern Virginia.  This work inspired her to pursue her master’s degree in epidemiology.  After earning her MPH from the University of South Florida, Amanda worked as a communicable disease investigator and engaged in research as a data collector with the University of Washington School of Nursing.  Amanda moved to the Boston area in 2018 and is enjoying exploring the rich, cultural and historical sites around her new home.