Public Research Advisory Board (PRAB)
The Public Research Advisory Board (PRAB) advises researchers and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Hennepin Healthcare on how to better inform and engage our communities about ongoing research, and help ensure that research is conducted in a culturally appropriate manner. The volunteer members are representative of the communities Hennepin Healthcare serves.
PRAB members are academic, professional and community experts in human subject protection programs; ethicists; research subjects; surrogate decisionmakers/legally authorized representatives; research advocates; community leaders; and service providers from community-based organizations. They represent diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, while sharing the common interest of research being conducted in a manner that understands and respects cultural differences and is responsive to community needs.
Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP - Chair
Professor and Dean, University of MN School of Nursing
Cyrus Batheja, PhD, MBA, RN
Vice President, Policy and Clinical Solutions at UnitedHealth Group
Susan Ann Gust
Community Engagement Consultant
Larry Tucker, MS, LMFT
Co-founder, Kente Circle
Branch Manager, Wells Fargo
Mónica María Hurtado, MPA, MD
Health Equity and Racial Justice Organizer, Voices for Racial Justice
Peter Hayden, PhD
President and Co-founder, Turning Point, Inc.
Event Designer & Planner, Entourage Events Group, Inc.