Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, is the executive director of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), leading the Boston-based organization in the execution of its mission to advance the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research through educational, professional development, and public policy programs that serve the human subjects protections and animal care and use communities. Elisa is a moral philosopher by training. Prior to arriving at PRIM&R, she was an assistant professor of philosophy at Western University in London, Ontario, where her research and teaching focused on biomedical ethics, metaethics, and moral psychology. Dr. Hurley received a BA in philosophy from Brown University, a PhD in philosophy from Georgetown University, and held a Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She is most recently author of “Modernizing the Common Rule: Public Trust and Investigator Accountability” in the American Journal of Bioethics (2017) and co-author of a chapter on public trust and biospecimens research in Specimen Science: Ethics and Policy Implications (MIT Press, 2017). Elisa is a member of the Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight (AEREO), a collaboration aiming to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of IRBs and HRPPs through empirical study. She is a long-serving member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute IRB, and is currently co-editing the 3rd edition of IRB Management and Function (Jones & Bartlett), forthcoming 2020.
Executive Director Elisa Hurley will provide an update on PRIM&R’s recent activities and initiatives, with an emphasis on online programming and resources that may be of interest to the CAREB community.