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Matthew Hodgson, MA, MS, MJ, CHRC, CCRP
Matthew Hodgson
Vice President, Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

Developing and implementing strategy to lead the operations of the research-related regulatory, compliance, and safety programs across all types of research including human, animal, and laboratory-based research.



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As a member of the Research Institute’s executive leadership team, Hodgson leads the research compliance program and is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for the research-related regulatory, compliance, and safety programs across all types of research including human, animal, and laboratory-based. He also serves as the Institutional Official for the human research protection program, the animal care and use program, and the laboratory safety program.

The research compliance program includes the offices supporting the IRB, IACUC, and IBC committees; the Office of Research Safety; the Office of Research Compliance; the policy and procedure documentation program; the animal post-approval monitoring program; the research quality assurance and monitoring programs including clinical research billing compliance; the export control and foreign national screening program; the controlled substances program; and other enterprise research compliance activities.

Separate from the research compliance program, Hodgson also leads the Department of Veterinary Services and Research Information Services as well as the Research Institute’s risk assessment process as part of the Enterprise Risk Management program. He prioritizes resources and activities necessary to evaluate appropriate implementation of risk management plans as part of the annual compliance plan.

Having responsibility for compliance across the Research Institute, Hodgson supports the Research Integrity Officer with research misconduct cases, leads internal investigations of compliance concerns, and ensures continued accreditation from AAHRPP and AAALAC International. 

Education and Training

BA, University of Cincinnati (Comparative and Comprehensive Literatures), 1992

MA, Northern Kentucky University (Instructional Leadership), 2002

MS, Northeastern University (Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices), 2009

MJ, Loyola University Chicago (Health Law), 2022

Professional Memberships

Site visitor for AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs), 2021-

Community Member, Villanova University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, 2019-

Community Member, Advarra's Institutional Biosafety Committee, 2017-

Society of Clinical Research Associates, 2011-

Association of Clinical Research Professionals, 2011-

Health Care Compliance Association, 2011-

Society of Research Administrators, 2011-

Professional Awards

Lecturer for the Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices Program, Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, 2010-

Society of Clinical Research Associates, Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), April 2012

Health Care Compliance Association, Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC), August 2011