Social/Behavioral IRB

The Social/Behavioral IRB is responsible for reviewing social science and behavioral research involving human subjects. The schools or colleges that are generally reviewed by the Social/Behavioral IRB include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Success Center
  • College of Education
    • Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services
    • Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education
    • Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education
    • Department of Teaching and Learning
  • College of Fine Arts
    • School of Architecture
    • Department of Art
    • Department of Dance
    • Entertainment Engineering and Design
    • Department of Film
    • School of Music
    • Department of Theatre
  • College of Hospitality
  • College of Liberal Arts
    • Department of Anthropology
    • Department of English
    • Department of History
    • Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Sociology
    • Department of World Languages and Cultures
  • College of Urban Affairs
    • Department of Communication Studies
    • Department of Criminal Justice
    • School of Journalism and Media Studies
    • School of Public Policy and Leadership
    • School of Social Work
  • Lee Business School
    • Department of Accounting
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology
    • Department of Marketing and International Business
  • School of Law
    • Criminal Justice
  • University Libraries

If you would like guidance on whether your proposal would be reviewed by the Social/Behavioral IRB, please contact the Office of Research Integrity – Human Subjects at 702-895-2794 or via email at IRB@unlv.edu.

Membership on the IRB is an annual appointment by the UNLV Institutional Officer. The Social/Behavioral IRB is composed of faculty affiliated with the social and behavioral sciences at UNLV and representatives from the community.

Current Members

  • Amanda Amacker
  • Christie Batson, Co-Chair
  • Johan Bester
  • Salvatore Biazzo
  • Tara Emmers-Sommer
  • Sheri Ann Forbes
  • Erin Hannon, Chair
  • Kendall Hartley
  • Katherine M. Hertlein
  • Mellanye Lackey, Alternate
  • Joseph Lombardo
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