Senior IRB QI Consultant
Boston Children's Hospital
Tonya Ferraro is the Senior IRB QI Consultant for the Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). Her responsibilities include educational outreach, new PI trainings, study reviews, and for-cause audits. She is also assisting in BCH’s reaccreditation effort.
Prior to BCH, Tonya served as a Senior IRB Administrator at Harvard University. In this role she guided the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School through IRB review and led a team of IRB administrators who provided support to the other university area schools. Before exploring research ethics, Tonya was a Project Manager and programmer for the Health Behavior Research Center at the University of Vermont developing technologies to engage patients in their medical care. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level in varying disciplines, ranging from metalsmithing to expository writing.
Her educational background includes studying Studio Art at Northeastern University and an interdisciplinary M.Ed. from the University of Vermont focusing on research methodologies.
She is a member of Harvard Catalyst’s QA/QI and the Emerging Technologies, Ethics, and Research subcommittees. She also serves on PRIM&R’s Diversity Advisory Group and volunteers as the Research Coordinator for Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc. Tonya is particularly curious about creative approaches to research design and compliance, data visualization, and fostering partnerships within the research community.
Sunday, November 17
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Tuesday, November 19
10:15 AM – 12:45 PM