Social/Behavioral IRB

The Social/Behavioral IRB is responsible for reviewing social science and behavioral research involving human subjects.

Some examples of research that may be reviewed by the Social/Behavioral IRB are:

  • Surveys
  • Observation
  • Interviews
  • Focus Groups
  • Record reviews

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

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

  • Erin Hannon, Co-Chair
  • Gwen Marchand, Co-Chair
  • Christie Batson
  • Salvatore Biazzo
  • Tara Emmers-Sommer
  • Sheri Ann Forbes
  • Katherine M. Hertlein
  • David Paul
  • Sarah Tanford
  • David Tanenhaus
  • Hallie Lyons, Alternate