Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects (IRB)

Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects (the University's IRB) is composed of four members of the Washington and Lee community and one non-institutional member. The primary purpose of the committee is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects according to federal and state regulations and guidelines. The committee will review institutional or university faculty research proposals which would involve the use of human subjects and assure their compliance with appropriate protocols. Current policy statement and forms are available on the Provost's website.

Bryan Price, Chair

Ex Officio Members:

  • Allen Blackwood, University Physician and Director of Student Health
  • Bryan Price, Executive Director of Strategic Analysis and Institutional Research

Four Appointed Faculty Members - One annually for 5-year terms:

  • Wythe Whiting - 2019-2024
  • Gavin Fox - 2022-2025
  • Liz Matthews - 2021-2026
  • Erin Taylor - 2023-2028

Non-faculty, non-alumna/alumnus community member:

  • Laura Lanier, M.D. - 2013- (Doctor of Medicine, Regional Medical Practitioner) 2023-2024


  • Joshua Lewis '24 - 2023-2024

All research proposals that involve human subjects or questions regarding the IRB process should be directed to Bryan Price, Chair of the IRB.