Kim Serpico

As Associate Director of IRB Operations, Kim is responsible for managing the convened IRB process at Harvard Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Schools, including Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Kim continues in her role as a member of the IRB Review Specialist team reviewing initial applications (not human subjects research, exempt, expedited and full committee), modification requests and continuing renewals. Additionally, Kim serves as Co-Chair of the Harvard Catalyst Emerging Technologies, Ethics, and Research subcommittee where she co-leads a federally funded committee dedicated to enhancing data security and human subjects research involving novel technologies (i.e. cloud platforms, apps, smart devices).

Prior to this role Kim served as Senior IRB Review Specialist for OHRA. Prior to joining OHRA in April 2013, Kim worked as a Research Officer in the Committee on Human Studies Office at Harvard Medical School and was a Research Officer and Human Protections Administrator at both Williams James College and Suffolk University. Kim holds a BS in Psychology and an MEd in Higher Education Administration from Suffolk University, a Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies from Harvard Extension School, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at Vanderbilt University. Kim is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP).

To contact Kim, please email her at or call 617-432-7434.