INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD CONSULTING Expert Guidance by Christopher G. Blood, JD, MA
Chair of Naval Health
Research Center Institutional Review Board February 2002 – January 2013; January 2014 – January 2016.
Experience in FDA regulated protocols such as vaccine safety and medical device development, as well as research protocols
in the areas of performance testing in harsh operational conditions (heat/cold stressors, hypoxia), epidemiology, survey administration,
registry development, disease surveillance, physiological testing, and brain imaging. Provided review and guidance of foreign
studies including those of the DHAPP (DoD HIV program) and other surveillance efforts. Responsible for development of local
IRB instruction, research misconduct instruction, and research ethics training instruction.
Human Research Protection Official (DFARS contracting requirement)
– November 2015 through January 2016. HIPAA Privacy Officer. 2003 – 2013; January
2014 – January 2016. Interim Research Integrity Leader,
April 2015 – September 2015.
SELECT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Blood CG. The Law of Informed Consent: Treating Brandt a Little More Like Miranda, Journal of Medicine
Blood CG, Puyana JC,
et. al. An Assessment of the Potential for Reducing Future Combat Deaths Through Medical Technologies and Training,
Journal of Trauma
CG. A Comparison of Postdeployment Hospitalization Incidence Between Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans, Military Medicine
Blood CG. Illness Incidence During Military
Operations As A Soft Operations Factor, Military Operations Research
Burkle FM, Newland C, Blood CG. Emergency Medicine in the Persian Gulf-
Battlefield Casualties. Annals of Emergency Medicine
The above combination
of research and regulatory experience demonstrates that Mr. Chris Blood understands the role of the Principal
Investigator as well as comprehends what needs to be done to stay compliant with existing federal and DoD regulations governing
human subjects research. The perspective gained in these research and regulatory roles allows Mr. Blood to not only identify
where regulatory breaches may be imminent, but to also work with Investigators and Institutions to devise solutions such that
the research can go forward in a compliant manner.
Contact Christopher Blood at attorney@straightarrowservices
or (619) 804-2486
to discuss how
he might assist your Human Research Protection Program