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David Strauss

Senior Advisor, MRCT Center

Director of Research Operations & Compliance at Columbia University and NYSPI

Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of PRIM&R

David Strauss

David Strauss is Director of Research Operations and Compliance at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and the NYS Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) where he oversees human and animal research ethics, regulatory affairs, and core research facilities. Dr. Strauss co-chairs Columbia University’s Standing Committee on the Conduct of Research.

From 2010 to 2016, Dr. Strauss served as Vice Chair for Research Administration, Ethics and Policy for the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and Director of Research at NYSPI. From 2000 until 2010, he chaired the NYSPI IRB and directed its Office of Humans Subjects Research.  He co-directed the Ethics, Public Policy, and Human Rights Core of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies.

Dr. Strauss is past recipient of two NIH grants on research ethics training and the enhancement of human subjects oversight for psychiatric research.  He is a former member of the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections and co-chaired its Subcommittee on the Inclusion of Individuals with Impaired Decision-making in Research. He currently serves on a SACHRP subcommittee charged with developing recommendations to enhance Subpart A or the “Common Rule.”

Dr. Strauss is a member executive committee of the Board of Directors of PRIM&R, and chairs its Public Policy Committee.  He is a member of the Bioethics Advisory Group at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Strauss practices psychotherapy and psychopharmacology and teaches, lectures, and consults on matters of human subjects protections and applied research and professional ethics.