Sandra Alfano PharmD

Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing; Chair, Human Investigation Committee; Co-Chair, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee

Departments & Organizations

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Office of Student ResearchEmbryonic Stem Cell Research OversightInternal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Yale School of Nursing

Research Interests

Informed consent; International research ethics; QI versus Research analysis more...


  • B.S., University of Connecticut, 1978
  • Pharm.D., Duquesne University, 1980

Selected Publications

  • Alfano SL: Conducting research with human subjects in international settings: Ethical considerations. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 2013; 86 (3):315-321. PMCID: PMC3767216
  • Alfano SL, Piedrahita LE, Uscinski, KT, Palma, GI: Strengthening Capacity for Human Research Protections: a Joint Initiative of Yale University, CIDEIM, and Univalle. IRB: Ethics and Human Research 2012; 34 (5):16-20.
  • Alfano SL: Ethical Principles Guiding Clinical Research; Chapter in Oncology Clinical Trials, Kelly WK and Halabi S, Editors, Demos Medical Publishing, New York, 2010



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