Saint Louis University


The P.I. Program is offered through the Clinical Research Training Center at Washington University in collaboration with Saint Louis University faculty through the sponsorship of the CITI Program at the University of Miami.

Instructors and Staff

James DuBois, PhD, DSc, Program Director, Program Instructor

Dr. DuBois is Director of the P.I. Program. He is the Hubert Mäder Professor of Health Care Ethics and Director of the Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics and the Social Science Research Group at Saint Louis University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine, where he directs the Center for Clinical Research Ethics within their NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. He is the founding Editor (with Ana Iltis) of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He completed his PhD in philosophy at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein and his DSc in psychology at the University of Vienna. Click here to view online CV

John Chibnall, Ph.D, Program Instructor

Dr. Chibnall is in charge of survey development and data analysis for the P.I. Program. Dr. Chibnall is a graduate of Saint Louis University, Department of Psychology, where he completed his doctorate in applied-social psychology. He is a tenured professor in the Department of Neurology & Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, and Chair of the Biomedical Institutional Review Board at Saint Louis University. He is co-director of the Applied Clinical Skills course for first-year medical students and has been instrumental in curriculum development for the clinical clerkship in psychiatry for the past 10 years. Click here to view online CV

Raymond Tait PhDRaymond Tait, Ph.D, Program Instructor

Raymond Tait, PhD, graduated from Amherst College in 1971 and obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle in 1981. He completed post-doctoral training in pain and behavioral medicine at the University of Virginia in 1982. He joined the faculty of Saint Louis University in 1982. In addition to his appointment as Professor in the Department of Neurology & Psychiatry, he has an adjunct appointment in the Center for Health Care Ethics. In 1998 he began serving as the director of research in the Department of Psychiatry. He now serves as administrative chair for both the biomedical and the behavioral and social science IRBs. Aside from the IRB, he has served on a variety of other University committees, including the Research Planning Committee for the School of Medicine since 2000. Click here to view online CV

Jillon Vander Wal PhDJillon Vander Wal, Ph.D, Program Instructor

Dr. Vander Wal is a Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Eating and Weight Studies Lab at Saint Louis University where she teaches in the clinical psychology doctoral training program. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Vander Wal's clinical areas of expertise include the evidence-based treatment of various forms of psychopathology, particularly disorders of eating, depression, and anxiety as well as the promotion of health behavior change. Click here to view online CV

Tessa Gauzy, Coordinator

Tessa joined the P.I. Program team after serving at the University of California Los Angeles as a Student Evaluation Counselor and Elective and Compliance Coordinator.

Development Team

James DuBois, Ph.D, DSc
Hubert Mäder Endowed Professor, Director of Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics-Saint Louis University

John Chibnall, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology & Psychiatry-Saint Louis University

Elizabeth Heitman, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology-Vanderbilt University Adapted CITI online modules for the P.I. Program and related test items.

Michael Mumford, PhD
Director, Center for Applied Social Research, Professor,Industrial/Organizational Psychology Professor, Management. With the help of David Peterson and Tom Zeni, contributed instructional materials for the seminar.

Raymond Tait, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, former IRB Chair and Director of Clinical Research in Psychiatry; Vice President of Research, Saint Louis University

Project Consultants

Emily Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Loyola University of Chicago

Ann Bonham, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges

Paul Braunschweiger, PhD
Professor of Radiology at the University of Miami and Director of the CITI training programs

John Dahlberg, PhD
Director of the Division of Investigative Oversight of the US Office of Research Integrity

John Gibbs, PhD
Professor of Developmental Psychology, Ohio State University, Director of the Equipping Youth to Help One Another (EQUIP) program

Bill Norcross, MD
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of California San Diego, and Executive Director of the Physician Assessment of Clinical Education (PACE) Program

Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH
Executive Director of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

William Swiggart, MS, LPS
Co-Director, Center for Professional Health at Vanderbilt University

Yi Zhang, JD, RN
Assistant Dean Clinical Trails and Co-Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Regulatory Support Core at Washington University


The P.I. Program is hosted by Saint Louis University with support from the Office of Research, the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, and the Social Science Research Group.

The P.I. Program curriculum was funded by a generous grant from the National Institutes of Health as an administrative supplement award (UL1 RR024992) to the Washington University Institute for Clinical and Translation Science.

The P.I. Program's online components are offered in cooperation with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

Funding: The P.I. Program was initially developed as the Restoring Professionalism and Integrity in Research (RePAIR) program with funding from the National Institutes of Health. The P.I. Program currently has funding from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity to engage in program assessment.
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