2020-2021 Research Conflict of Interest Committee Roster

Voting Members:

Ex Officio Members (Non-voting):

Chair: Renato Silva, DDS, MS, PhD, School of Dentistry

Michael Blackburn, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer

Vice-Chair Susan Laing, MD, McGovern Medical School

Bruce Butler, PhD, Vice President, Research and Technology

Gustavo Ayala, MD, McGovern Medical School

Lisa Christison, Executive Director, Development Operations

Andrew Barreto, MD, McGovern Medical School

Cynthia Edmonds, MLA, Director, Office of Research Support Committees

Zheng (Jake) Chen, PhD, McGovern Medical School

Kathleen Kreidler, Associate Vice President, Sponsored Projects Administration

Kayo Fujimoto, PhD, School of Public Health

Brid Nic Dhonnchadha, PhD, Manager, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Daniel Harrington, PhD, School of Dentistry

Melissa Pifko, JD, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Daphne Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB, Cizik School of Nursing

Karen Spillar, JD, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and interim Chief Compliance Officer

Todd Johnson, PhD, School of Biomedical Informatics

Sujatha Sridhar, MBBS, Executive Director, Research Compliance, Education & Support Services

Lillian Kao, MD, McGovern Medical School


Amber Luong, MD, PhD, McGovern Medical School


Charles Njilefack, Community Representative


Luis Ostrosky, MD, McGovern Medical School


Nikhil Padhye, PhD, Cizik School of Nursing


John Rasmussen, PhD, McGovern Medical School


Ross Shegog, PhD, School of Public Health


Rebecca Smith, MS, BS, Community Representative


Clifford Stephan, PhD, Community Representative