Caren J. Frost, PhD, MPH
Dr. Frost is the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance. She is a section counselor for the Ethics in the American Public Health Association and is the NSF Responsible Conduct of Research Officer for the University of Utah. She has an MPH in Population and Family Health and a PhD in Applied, Cultural, and Medical Anthropology. She is a fellow with the Society for Applied Anthropology. Dr. Frost has extensive research experience on qualitative and mixed methods research conducted in the U.S., Ghana, Japan, and Morocco. Dr. Frost is a Research Professor in the College of Social Work and an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine.
Please contact Heather Sudbury (801-581-7170) for scheduling requests, including events and presentations.
Mrs. Sudbury is responsible for handling operations within the Research Integrity and Compliance office. She is a recipient of the University Staff Excellence Award. Mrs. Sudbury has worked at the University of Utah since 1999 in Pediatrics, Medical Ethics, and Research Integrity.
Jahn Barlow, MPA
Mr. Barlow 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.
Dr. Bowles is the Director of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of London, UK in 1988. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Geneva, Switzerland and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. While a faculty member at Baylor and the University of Utah, Neil served as a member of their IBCs from 2005 to 2011, and was Chair of the Utah IBC from 2011 to 2015. In 2015, Neil became the University of Utah Biosafety Officer and has since served as the IBC Administrator and Director.
Neil Bowles, PhD
Mr. Trent Foxley has been associated with the research industry for over 15 years. His range of experience expands across laboratory, study coordination, regulatory affairs, training/education, management, quality assurance and compliance. Trent is currently the Associate Director of Research & Science with the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance, where he specializes in risk management for international engagement and compliance.
Ms. Gabler 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.
Ann Johnson, PhD, MPH
Mr. Larsen is the Director of Information Technology. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah with an emphasis in Information Systems. He later returned to the Business School as an Adjunct Instructor. He has worked for the University since 2001 and for Research Administration since 2003. The IT Office is responsible for the Information Systems, particularly the Electronic Research Integrity & Compliance Administration (ERICA) System.
Robert Larsen, MBA
Jesse Morris, PhD
Dr. Jesse Morris is the Associate Director of the Office of Research Education (REd). He is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of grant writing and research compliance classes across campus. Dr. Morris graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina and received his MS and PhD degrees at the University of Utah, with a focus on forest disturbance ecology. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Kansas State University, and University of Idaho and was a visiting scholar at Australian National University. Dr. Morris has extensive experience in climate change research in forest systems in the U.S., Finland, Russia, and Tasmania. He held a teaching faculty position at Weber State University before returning to the University of Utah 2018 to work as a grant specialist in the Office of the Vice President for Research. He also holds an appointment as a Research Associate Professor in the Geography Department.
Emily Ostrander is the Director of the Conflict of Interest (COI) Office. The Conflict of Interest Office supports the University community in identifying and managing financial conflicts of interest related to research and scholarly activities, business transactions, and intellectual property. Emily has worked at the University in research for over a decade, serving in a wide-range of clinical research capacities at Huntsman Cancer Institute, and in the COI Office as an Associate Director, Task Force on Foreign Influence member, Operations Manager, and Senior Research Analyst. She has been nominated for an Administration District Staff Excellence Award. Her academic background includes subjects such as mediation, healthcare administration, office management, medical terminology, patient education, and law.