Wendy A. Visscher
Senior Advisor and Privacy Officer, Office of Research Protection
Wendy Visscher, PhD, consults with research staff about privacy and data security and the applicability of specific privacy laws to their studies. She is also a member of RTI's Institutional Review Board (IRB) and consults with IRB staff on complex human subjects protection issues. She conducts training sessions for research teams and other RTI staff on IRB, HIPAA, and related regulatory concerns. She participated on two recent national Institute of Medicine committees, one focused on research with prisoners and the other on the impact of HIPAA on research. Dr. Visscher is also an epidemiologist with more than 20 years of health research experience. Her areas of expertise include heart disease and diabetes in minority communities, drug use in pregnant women, children's mental health, reproductive epidemiology, radiation and cancer, and patient outcomes studies.
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota; MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota; BA (cum laude), Psychology and Biology, Hastings College.
Victor, R.G., Haley, R.W., Willett, D.L., Peshock, R.M., Vaeth, P.C., Leonard, D., Basit, M., Cooper, R.S., Iannacchione, V.G., Visscher, W.A., Staab, J.M., et al. (Jan 2004)
Burroughs, A.R., Visscher, W.A., Haney, T.L., Efland, J.R., Barefoot, J.C., Williams, R.B., et al. (Jan 2003)
Brady, T.M., Visscher, W., Feder, M., & Burns, A.M. (Jan 2003)
Visscher, W.A., Feder, M., Burns, A.M., Brady, T.M., & Bray, R.M. (Jan 2003)
Cook, S.F., Visscher, W.A., Hobbs, C.L., & Williams, R.L. (Jan 2002)