Institutional Review Board


  • Farah S. Ahmed, MPH, PhD, Chairperson

The KDHE IRB has at least five members of varying backgrounds in order to provide a complete and adequate review of human research and its institutional, legal, scientific, and social implications. The Board also includes at least one member who is not affiliated with KDHE and one member who is not a scientist.


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing, approving, modifying, rejecting and monitoring research involving human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted either under KDHE authority or using data from KDHE as required by 45 CFR 46 and 21 CFR 56.