General Inquiries

For iRIS support and questions please access the WIKI at or contact the super users for your department or the clinical trials office for your institution. A list of super users is available in the Contact Us section of the WIKI.

What is the status of my submission? Study teams can now view a real-time status of every submission in iRIS by going to Submissions History and clicking on Track Location. More information can be found in the iRIS WIKI instructions for navigating the Study Assistant.

General Inquiries
For all other questions, please contact Please do not reach out to individual staff members for general inquiries.

OHRS Leadership

Nicholas Farley 

Interim Director

(617) 632-3731
Lara Sloboda, PhD Associate Director, Non-Clinical Research (617) 632-2683 LaraN_Sloboda@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU
Caroline Kokulis, MS Associate Director, Clinical Research (617) 632-5457 Caroline_Kokulis@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU

Muhammad Zahid, MD, MPH

Associate Director of Medical Review (617) 632-3031

OHRS Staff

Front Desk: Main Telephones, Faxes, Deliveries
Marguerite Maclean

Administrative Specialist II

(617) 632-3029
Denise Romero  Administrative Specialist I (617) 632-6452
Meeting Coordination
Samantha Muench Human Research Coordinator I (617) 582-7367 
Sarah Mafera Human Research Coordinator I (617) 582-8008
Special Submission Forms
Emily Lam Research Review Coordinator (617) 582-7546


Protocol Focused Human Research Coordinators
Elaine Baulsir Human Research Coordinator I (617) 632-3029
Bonnie Chen Human Research Coordinator I (617) 632-6475
Aimee Gillespie Human Research Coordinator II (617) 632-3946
Porsha Lark, MS, MPH sIRB Reliance Analyst (617) 632-5706
Sean Murphy Senior Human Research Coordinator (617) 632-5736
Ross Ponte Human Research Coordinator I (617) 632-6474
Joshua Rego Human Research Coordinator I (617) 632-3997
Catie Singer Human Research Coordinator I (617) 632-5142
Mitzi Sweeney Human Research Coordinator I (617) 582-8148
Samantha Zina Human Research Coordinator II (617) 582-9067

Protocol Focused Team Divisions by Primary Management Group
Team A Team B
Breast Phase I (TPETT) Leukemia
Cutaneous Neuro-Oncology Lymphoma
Melanoma Pediatrics Multiple Myeloma
Gastrointestinal (GI) Radiation / Surgery / Proton Benign Hematology
Genetics Biostats and Computational Genitourinary (GU)
Gynecology (GYN) Cell Biology Kidney
Head and Neck Epidemiology Transplant 
Immunotherapy Imaging  
Lung and Thoracic Nursing  
Outcomes Research Risk and Disparities   
Prostate Survivorship   
Sarcoma Other