Kristen Cribbs was recently appointed director of the CUNY SPH Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). In this role, she will provide regulatory and administrative oversight of human subjects research (HSR) conducted by CUNY SPH faculty, staff, and students, as well as provide educational support to CUNY SPH researchers and assist them in complying with federal, state, and University policies surrounding HSR.
For the past decade, Kristen has worked across sectors on programmatic, policy, and research initiatives to promote older adult health. Previously, she served as deputy director of educational services at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, where she managed the Foundation’s professional training and education initiatives. She also worked on a national Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiative to standardize palliative care practice across VA inpatient care settings. She is currently a Doctor of Public Health candidate in health policy and management at the CUNY SPH and received a Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in Aging and Health, from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
The CUNY SPH HRPP assists the University in promoting high quality, ethical research and is part of a consortium of 19 campus HRPPs across the University, all of which are under the auspices of the CUNY Central HRPP. The CUNY Central HRPP also oversees the review and conduct of research conducted by the University’s three federally registered University Integrated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
For more information about the SPH HRPP and for HRPP/IRB guidance, visit the SPH HRPP website.