Dr. Ilene Wilets is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Within the Department of Environmental Medicine, Ilene supports faculty and research staff in meeting institutional and federal regulatory requirements for research involving human subjects
Dr. Wilets also serves as a Chair for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Mount Sinai, overseen by the Program for the Protection of Human Subjects (PPHS). At PPHS, she is engaged in research review, the conduct of research on research ethics, as well as advising investigators and study staff about institutional research policy and federal human subjects protection regulation. She has developed curricula for the research community on working with IRBs, the responsible conduct of research, and informed consent, among other topics..
Her interests include, but are not limited to, decision-making for research participation, the evaluation of study risk and benefit, informed consent and voluntariness. Dr. Wilets is the Principal Investigator of the CLEAR (Consent Language Explicit And Reasonable) Initiative, a study designed to improve consent form language.
She is delighted to serve as a member of the Bioethics Education International advisory board.