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Oregon Public Health Division/Multnomah County Health Department Institutional Review Board (PH IRB)

Contact PH IRB Coordinator
Phone: 971-673-1221
FAX: 971-673-1299
TTY: 711

Public Health Institutional Review Board (IRB)
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, OR 97232

Hours of Operation
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

About Us

The Public Health Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a joint board with the OHA Public Health Division and the Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD). The Public Health IRB reviews research activities involving human subjects to ensure that the rights and well-being of persons participating in research are protected, and that the research activities are in compliance with 45 CFR 46 and Public Health Division policies.


Investigators are provided with thorough and timely review of their research proposals, and persons participating in research are assured that all research is conducted in an ethical and accountable manner.


Protecting the rights of persons participating in research.

What We Do

The Public Health IRB is part of the Science and Evaluation unitin the Office of the State Public Health Director. Search the Public Health Program Directory to see all programs in the Oregon Public Health Division.


Interested in joining our BoardComplete our Membership Interest Form and submit to the PH IRB Coordinator.