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Hunter College IRB Members and HRPP Staff

The Hunter College Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office is the point of contact for all researchers (faculty, staff and students) that want to submit a protocol to the CUNY University Integrated (UI) IRB. We are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the East Building, rm. 1204. **NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 HRPP Staff are working remote until further notice.**

Arita C. Winter, M.S.
Director of Research Compliance, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office
Arita Winter joined the Hunter College HRPP office as the Director of Research Compliance in 2021. Ms. Winter received her BA with a concentration in Communication from The College of New Rochelle – School of New Resources, Bronx, NY and has a Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership from The School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York.

Ms. Winter began her career with the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant for the Technology Licensing, Management and Support Office. In October 2001, Ms. Winter moved to the Office of Academic Affairs at CUNY Central, where she provided administrative support to both the University Dean for Research and to the Executive Vice Chancellor. In 2004, Ms. Winter began to transition from an administrative support role to becoming fully involved in the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the protection of research participants. In the course of that time, as the office became Research Compliance under the Office of Research, Ms. Winter continued to acquire experience as an HRPP/IRB professional and in 2017 was promoted to Research Compliance Manager.  Ms. Winter also served as the Unaffiliated IRB Member for the New York City Department of Education Institutional Review Board (IRB) from June 2009 – January 2012.

Jason Young, Ph.D.
Expedited Reviewer from Hunter College
Dr. Young is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, where he runs the Experimental Social Psychology Laboratory.  He received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and conducts research on the impact of emotion on judgment and decision-making. Recent projects focus on how dating couples negotiate safer sex as a function of emotional state (including sexual arousal), and the impact of math anxiety on decisions about personal finances.  His teaching interests include Social Psychology, Attitudes and Persuasion, the Psychology of Prediction, and Evolutionary Psychology. 

Howard Lune, Ph.D.
CUNY UI-IRB #1 Full-board Member
Howard Lune is an Associate Professor of Sociology. He earned his PhD in sociology at New York University in 1998. Dr. Lune also holds an M.S. in computer science from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematics and an A.B. in engineering from Harvard University. Dr. Lune is the former Director of the Graduate Applied Social Research Program at Hunter College and former Director of the Urban Studies Program at William Paterson University. He is a member of the International Advisory Board for the American Journal of Qualitative Research and a member of the Leadership Collective for the Community and Grassroots Associations section of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Dr. Lune is an organizational sociologist whose research and writing concerns collective action among marginal and disenfranchised social groups.

Leslie Wong B.A.
HRPP Analyst, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office
Leslie Wong joined the Hunter College HRPP office as an Office Assistant in 2017. As an alumnus of Hunter College, she previously held positions as a Student Ambassador at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, the Hunter College Library and CUNY School of Law. Her research experience includes assisting with studies on exercise and cognitive structure and function at the Behavioral Medicine Lab at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Leslie prepares approval materials, processes bills, assists with filing, and with essential record-keeping required by the HRPP office. She assists with communication by answering phone calls, voicemails and emails.  She is also responsible for the preparation and duplication of documents and for protocols reviewed by the expedited and exempt process. She also receives inquires, responds to questions via phone or email and performs other HRPP administrative functions.

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