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Tonya Ferraro, MEd

Boston Children's Hospital

Tonya Ferraro is the Senior IRB QI Consultant of EQuIP (Education and Quality Improvement Program) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). Before BCH, Tonya served as a Senior IRB Administrator at Harvard University. Prior to working in research ethics, she was a Project Manager at the University of Vermont’s Heath Behavior Research Center developing technologies to engage patients in their medical care. She has a BA in Studio Art from Northeastern University and an interdisciplinary MEd from the University of Vermont focusing on research methodologies. Tonya is interested in intersectionality within IRBs and creative approaches in research design and compliance.

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Leveraging IT Insight in IRB Review


Discusses why technology-based expertise is critical to human subject protections and how to add IT insights to IRB review.

Leveraging IT Insight in IRB Review