McLaren Health Care
Research Integrity

Human Research Protections Program (HRPP)

Welcome to the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP). The HRPP is a centralized corporate-wide system to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of subjects participating in research. All research programs administered through McLaren Health Care and its subsidiary hospitals are overseen by the centralized Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in research.

McLaren Healthcare has a corporate Federalwide Assurance (FWA) registered with the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); on which each subsidiary hospital is listed as a component. The FWA identifies an institutional official who is responsible for the McLaren corporate HRPP.


The mission of the HRPP is:

  • To safeguard and promote the health and welfare of human research subjects by ensuring that their rights, safety and well-being are protected;
  • To facilitate excellence in human subjects research.
The program consists of research leadership, investigators and their research staff, and administration.  The following units of the Human Research Protections Program include:
  • MHC Institutional Review Board (a group of people who review research projects to ensure the protection of human subjects participating in research).
  • Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP)

HRPP Suggestion and Complaint Box

The McLaren corporate HRPP is responsible for oversight of all research involving human subjects conducted within any of the McLaren Healthcare subsidiaries.If you have any questions, suggestions, complaints or concerns related to research, please contact the Research Integrity Department at (248)-484-4950.

HRPP Office Location and Hours

2701 Cambridge Court, Suite 110
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Hours of Operation: 8:00 - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

HRPP Staff Directory

HRPP Email:
HRPP Main Line: (248) 484-4950
HRPP Fax: (248) 276-9732


Patricia Ivery RN, MSN, CHRC
Corporate Research Manager
(248) 484-4955

Lauren Thomas
Research Integrity Assistant
(248) 484-4953

IRB Operations 

M. Ammar Hatahet, MD, MPH, FACP
IRB Chairman
(248) 484-4956

Jacki Wilson
IRB Analyst
(248) 484-4987

Michael Flores
IRB Analyst
(248) 484-4954

Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP)

Susmita Jain
QI Education & Compliance Specialist
(248) 484-4952