Tamiko Eto

Location: Oakland, California, USA

As a research compliance manager for the Division of Research at The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG), Tamiko provides administrative leadership in technology risk assessments, data/material transfer agreements, and Institute Review Board (IRB) management. She has more than 17 years of experience in human subject research protection. 

The TPMG research portfolio contains over 5 million patients/members and a vast profile of AI-related research projects. This AI research primarily involves innovative FDA-regulated software as a medical device (SaMD) and clinical decision support tools. 

Before her role at TPMG, Tamiko served as acting director at the Stanford Research Institute Office of Research Integrity and chair of the IRB, where she developed government-driven AI-related projects. She also performed scientific reviews and policy interpretations.

Tamiko now leverages her experience to implement regulatory policies for healthcare projects that delve into AI research. Moreover, Tamiko works closely with AI researchers and regulatory bodies to address ethical and regulatory challenges related to AI and novel technologies. 

Tamiko has developed tools and checklists for IRBs across the U.S. for researchers and professionals to use in their review of AI research. She also actively collaborates on research to be at the forefront of developing an ethical and regulatory framework for research involving human subjects.

Tamiko is the technology security officer for the PhotoZig Clinical Trials Advisory Committee and Chair of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research IRB Processes Committee. She is a voting member for the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research Administrative Steering Committee and a voting member of the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research and the Annual Conference Content Committee. 

Tamiko is a member of the Implications of Technology and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association. She is also a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.