The Health Commissioner's Office (HCO) Review Committee serves to:
The HCO Review Committee does not take the place of the Department’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Research involving human subjects still requires the review of the IRB.
Giridhar Mallya, MD, MSHP – Director of Policy and Planning
Sam Gulino, MD – Chief Medical Examiner
Claire Newbern, PhD – Division of Disease Control
Susan Robbins, MD – Ambulatory Health Service
The HCO Review Committee protocol applies to both internal PDPH proposals and proposals led by external researchers. The protocol applies to the following types of scientific endeavors:
Generally, submissions to the Review Committee must be made two weeks prior to initiation of research or two weeks prior to submission of research product to a journal or conference. Electronic submissions to the Director of Policy and Planning (Giridhar.Mallya@phila.gov) are preferred.
Submissions should include: