Jean Eby is the Director of Human Subjects Research Education in the Office of the Vice-President for Research. In this role she serves as the education lead for the University Human Research Protection Program. The focus of her work is education in research ethics, regulations, and methodology. Dr. Eby leads in-person classes, develops online education, and advises/provides consultations on topics related to the research enterprise and responsible conduct of research (research ethics, regulations, and methodology) for undergraduate and graduate students, clinicians in training, researchers, and study teams across the University. She is the leader of the BIMS/PHS Research Ethics course that provides NIH-mandated training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. She develops short educational “learning shots” that provide voiced-over Power Point presentations on a variety of human subjects research topics (e.g. informed consent issues, comparative effectiveness research, and single IRB review).
Dr. Eby is active in the Virginia IRB Consortium, which offers education and networking opportunities for human research protection professionals and researchers throughout the Commonwealth. She also serves on the University of Virginia Conflict of Interest Committee.
An epidemiologist by training, Dr. Eby has taught epidemiology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels for many years. She currently teaches the core graduate-level introductory epidemiology course in the Department of Public Health Sciences and a graduate course on Population Health and Wellness. She jointly leads (with the University of Virginia Hoos Well team) the Public Health Sciences/Hoos Well Education Collaborative in employee wellness for Public Health Sciences graduate students. She also is Director of the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program.
Dr Eby’s two main areas of interest are in research methodology, regulations, and ethics and population health (specifically the role of physical activity).
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Director, Human Subjects Research Education, Office of the Vice-President for Research
Director, Masters in Clinical Research, Department of Public Health Sciences
Doctor of Science (Epidemiology), Harvard School of Public Health, 2007;
Master of Education, University of Virginia, 2018;
MS (Epidemiology), Stanford University, 2003;
AB (Economics), Princeton University, 1999
P.O. Box 800483
Health System West Complex, Room 3182B
Filed Under: Faculty