FIGHT Institutional Review Board

An institutional review board (IRB), also known as an independent ethics committee (IEC), is a committee that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans. The Philadelphia FIGHT IRB is charged with the responsibility of determining 1.) whether human subjects have volunteered for a research endeavor by means of informed consent, and 2.) whether risks to these subjects outweigh the potential benefits to them and important knowledge is gained by the research.

  • Ronda Goldfein, JD (Chair)
  • Livio Azzoni, MD, PhD
  • Rafik Samuel, MD
  • Jenny Pierce
  • Charity Calloway
  • Mark Fraser
  • Michael Reed

If you are interested in conducting research at Philadelphia FIGHT, please download and email this form (PDF) and return to Linden Lalley-Chareczko.

Resources for Collaborating Investigators

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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.


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