Charlotte Shupert, PhD

Charlotte Shupert, PhD, is an independent member of the NWABR Board of Directors.  She is currently the IRB Chair for the Legacy Emanuel Hospital.  Dr. Shupert has also recently been the Compliance Domain Analyst for Evisions, Inc.'s Cayuse Research Products and Services where she oversaw the implementation and development of the IRB and IACUC electronic research administration modules. From 2000 to 2010, Dr. Shupert served as the Associate Director of the Research Integrity Office at the Oregon Health & Science University, where she managed four IRBs and two IACUCs, served on NWABR's board and was also a representative to the ARENA Council from the Western Region.

Dr. Shupert holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in German literature from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois. She worked her way through both of these degrees as a writing tutor and instructor in English. After finishing her master's degree she took a sabbatical from formal education to become a research assistant and bilingual secretary in the Neurological Clinic of the University of Freiburg, Germany, where she became interested in how humans use visual information to control eye and body movements and orient themselves to their surroundings. This interest led to a master's degree and eventually a PhD in experimental psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, supported again in part by teaching introductory writing courses and tutoring in writing.

After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington studying the development of eye movements in infant monkeys, Dr. Shupert became a research associate at the Neurological Sciences Institute where she studied the effect of neurological disorders on balance in standing and walking in humans for fourteen years. During this time she became a member of the Institutional Review Board, first at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and then at the Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Shupert says that when she noticed that she was more interested in what was in her IRB reviewer's packet than in the current issue of Brain Research, it was time for a career change. 

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