Sandra Alfano, PharmD

Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing; Senior Research Analyst, Conflict of Interest Committee

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Ethics, Research

Extensive Research Description

Developing and implementing human research protections in international settings in Cali, Colombia and Changsha, China.


  • Ethical Issues in HIV/AIDS-related Research in China Changsha, China (2016 - 2016)

    A scholarly workshop

  • Education and Training Beijing, China (2013 - 2013)

    Two day workshop to train Chinese research nurses in Fundamentals of Clinical Research

    Attended 4th Sino-American Symposium on Clinical and Translational Research and presented on Ethics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  • Ethics training and curriculum development program with China Changsha, China (2011 - 2016)

    Strengthen IRB capacity at international site for research review

  • International Research Ethics Workshop in Cali, Colombia Cali, Colombia (2010 - 2011)

    Promoting and developing Human Research Protection Programs in International settings

  • IRB Research Ethics Workshop Beijing, China; Changsha, China (2010 - 2010)

    Two educational symposia presented to students, researchers, and faculty exploring ethics of human subjects research

  • Ethical Issues in International Health Research Saint Petersburg, Russia (2008 - 2008)

    Two educational presentations as part of the 17th International Conference on AIDS, Cancer and Public Health

Selected Publications

  • Strengthening capacity for human research protections: a joint initiative of Yale University, CIDEIM, and UniValle.

    Alfano SL, Piedrahita LE, Uscinski KT, Palma GI. Strengthening capacity for human research protections: a joint initiative of Yale University, CIDEIM, and UniValle. IRB 2012, 34:16-20. 2012

  • The ethics of quality improvement research.

    Siegel MD, Alfano SL. The ethics of quality improvement research. Critical Care Medicine 2009, 37:791-2. 2009

  • Ethical Considerations in Clinical Research

    Ethical Considerations in Clinical Research, Chapter in Principles of Research Design and Drug Literature Evaluation, Aparasu RR, and Bentley JP, Editors, Jones and Bartlett Learning, Massachusetts, 2014. 2014

  • Community Based Participatory Research

    Alfano SL: Community Based Participatory Research, Article in Bioethics, 4th Edition, Jennings B Editor in Chief, Macmillan Reference USA, Michigan, 2014. 2014

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Contact Info

Sandra Alfano, PharmD
Mailing Address
General Internal Medicine25 Science Park
150 Munson St.

New Haven, CT 06520-8327