Who we are

IRB Advisors is dedicated to facilitating ethical research while protecting and maintaining the health of human research participants and our communities. Driven by our commitment to fostering productive relationships nationally and globally our specific purpose is to provide expert guidance and resources when designing, implementing, managing or evaluating human research protection programs. Guided by this mission, our network of highly accomplished experts from all facets of the regulatory landscape including, scientists, physicians, attorneys, IRB administrators, are well equipped and are available as needed for specialized service plans.

Andrea Ferguson-Dadas, Ph.D., MA, BA, Vice President


Dr. Dadas has more than 20 years of experience leading IRB’s, Human Research Protection Programs (HRPP), research and regulatory compliance. Her prior accomplishments include successfully developing and overseeing Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at large and small academic and medical organizations such as Princeton University and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital to name a few.  Dr. Dadas' roles have included administration of University Institutional Review Boards (IRBs); a commercial IRB for review of industry-sponsored research; a comprehensive education program for researchers, IRB members, faculty and research staff; an audit/review program; and an IT support program for the Human Subjects Protection Program enterprise at a variety of notable institutions. She has lead research, program evaluation, social behavioral and biomedical research efforts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Yale University School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, among other institutions. Dr. Dadas frequently lectures on the complexities of the research and regulatory landscape and actively promotes ethical research conduct through education, development of quality HRPP programs, and timely IRB review services. She received a PhD from Barry University.  She also received a master's degree from Stony Brook University and her bachelor's degree from City College of the City University of New York.


Email:   adadas@irbadvisors.com


Phone: (347)671-9867

Carole K. Roth, JD, Sr. Regulatory Affairs 


Ms. Roth has more than 30 years of experience with IRBs and regulatory affairs.  She has served as a regulatory attorney at both the federal and local levels.  She has also served as counsel to the IRB at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and as administrative director of the IRBs at Beth Israel Medical Center and the NYS Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.  She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and the Washington College of Law, American University

Monique Field, B.Sc., Director, Regulatory Affairs & Business Development 


Ms. Field is a regulatory affairs expert with 15 years’ experience and exceptional proficiency in the principles and practice of regulatory compliance research strategies in the complex clinical research industry. Ms. Field has led, managed, and optimized protocol and project management functions for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Rutgers, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and Covance. Her accomplishments include increasing compliance ratings on several complex Oncology trials, growing revenue through the development of research initiatives and launch of first-time Clinical Research Consortium Trials (CRCT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Ms. Field has an innovative mindset and regulatory execution skills refined through leadership roles involving continuous collaboration with business leadership driving processes and effecting positive change. Ms. Field is trained in clinical research management and organization with a focus in regulatory compliance initiatives.  Ms. Field is a graduate of Bellevue University with a B.Sc. in Healthcare Management.

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