Texas Tech University


HRPP supports the institution in promoting ethical conduct of human research and educates Texas Tech faculty, staff, and students regarding compliance and ethics. HRPP maintains all IRB records including meeting agendas and minutes, policies, regulations, reference materials, and IRB protocols. HRPP provides research support through IRB development, web-based IRB submission, reliance agreements, and post approval monitoring.

Participants, researchers, IRB members, and others who have human research related complaints, concerns, recommendations, or reports of suspected violations are encouraged to contact Dr. CassiDe Street, Section Manager of Human Research Protection Program. All inquiries are taken seriously and will be directed to the appropriate personnel.

HRPP staff are here to answer your questions. Walk-ins and individual appointments are available throughout the week. To schedule an individual appointment, please contact the HRPP staff. 

CassiDe Street, Ph.D.

CassiDe.Street@ttu.edu      |     (806) 834-2285

Section Manager, HRPP

CassiDe Street serves as the section manager for the Human Research Protection Program. She serves as the direct liaison to the IRB chair and associate chair. CassiDe assists Texas Tech University researchers with constructing and submitting IRBs to gain approval to conduct human subjects research. Also, she coordinates reliance/collaborative agreements between Texas Tech investigators and external investigators. Read more >>

Esther Lucey

Esther.Lucey@ttu.edu      |     (806) 834-5621

Lead Analyst, HRPP

Esther Lucey serves as a Lead Analyst in the office of Human Research Protection Program. Esther completed two years of national training and received certification as a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) in 2014. Read more >>

April Ortegon

April.Ortegon@ttu.edu      |     (806) 834-3229

Senior Analyst, HRPP

She will educate the research community on IRB development, ethical conduct of human subject research, and federal regulations that govern the IRB. April will assist with pre and post reviews of the IRB. Read more >>

Maricela Ramirez

Maricela.Ramirez@ttu.edu      |     (806) 834-4908

Senior Analyst, HRPP

In this role she is responsible for renewals and closures of IRBs. Maricela assists with post approval monitoring on approved IRBs. She provides support to TTU researchers and the IRB members in promoting the conduct of ethical human research. Read more >>