Ilene Wilets is a research ethicist with more than 15 years experience within academic medicine. She is the IRB Chair of the Program for the Protection of Human Subjects at Mount Sinai. Ilene has been on the faculty of the Bioethics program at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies since 2004. Prior to this role, she served as Executive Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) Department of Psychiatry Institutional Review Board.
Her areas of expertise include: medical ethics, research ethics, patient and research participant advocacy, human subjects protection regulation, global health research, clinical trials, community-based research, empirical research in bioethics, and teaching/mentoring members of the scientific and lay communities.