Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
Jeff serves as University's Vice President for Research Integrity. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics and Internal Medicine and is nationally known for his research that which is focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic technology with a particular emphasis on research ethics, genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, newborn screening, and prenatal diagnosis. Jeff is a native of Pittsburgh. He earned an undergraduate degree in biology at Princeton University, his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He joined the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1992. He and his wife live in Park City, Utah. They have two children.
Director, Resource for Genetic Epidemiology (RGE)
Jahn is the RGE Director. He has worked for the University since 1995 and for Research Administration since 2007. RGE is responsible for the administrative oversight of the Utah Population Database (UPDB), a unique and nationally renowned data resource for genetic and epidemiologic research. Jahn came to Salt Lake City from Texas in 1991 and earned a BS in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah. He enjoys gardening and politics.
Sadie serves as the Director of Research Participant Advocacy. She has been employed by the University since 2006. She joined the Research Integrity and Compliance Office in 2008. Sadie’s role includes advocating for research participant’s rights and understanding as well as to provide community outreach and education on the importance of clinical research. She also provides education to faculty and staff on best practices for ensuring participant understanding in the research process. Sadie is a native of Kansas and received her BS degree from the University of Kansas before moving to Salt Lake City in 1995. She and her family enjoy outdoor activities, cooking and hockey.
Dr. Johnson is the Director for the University of Utah Institutional Review Board and has been with the organization since 2006. She leads an IRB that currently hosts more than 6,000 active studies, and is an expert in human subjects research requirements and regulations. She has been a leader in establishing a central IRB process for the University of Utah, as well as the NCATS-funded Trial Innovation Network. Dr. Johnson is an active member of the research community, not only reviewing and auditing proposals for the IRB, but also having conducted research and public health interventions in the United States and abroad. She has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and is instrumental in continuing research education for the University of Utah, providing instruction on consent form models, establishing data and tissue repositories, investigator-initiated clinical trials, and managing reportable events.
Director, Conflcit of Interest
Heather is responsible for handling administrative matters relating to the Associate VP for Research Integrity office. She has worked with the University of Utah in Pediatrics, Medical Ethics, and the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity since 1999. She and her family live in Salt Lake, and she enjoys outdoor recreation.