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Office of Research Participant Advocacy (RPA)

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Office Main Line: 801-581-3803
Translator Line: 801-585-6745


As the Director of the RPA Office, my personal mission is to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and respected in research conducted at our institution.  My role includes advocating for research participant’s rights and understanding as well as to provide community outreach and education on the importance of clinical research. I also provide education to faculty and staff on best practices for ensuring participant understanding in the research process.  

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Sadie Gabler

Director Research Participant Advocacy



Amanda Barrios

Amanda Barrios
BS, CHI™ Program Manager
English-Spanish Translator/Interpreter

Amanda Barrios is a Program Manager and English-Spanish Translator/Interpreter for research at the University of Utah.  She is a native Spanish speaker from Guatemala. She is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter, CHI™ by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters,  with a Bachelor’s degree in Translation, from Brigham Young University and additional training from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey, California.  Amanda has completed the Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training and is a member of the American Translators Association (ATA).

Diana Cufino is a medical interpreter and translation reviewer at the University of Utah.  She grew up in South America and graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and Health. In addition to her formal education she has completed the certification for Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training and is a member of the American Translators Association (ATA).

Diana Cufino

Diana Cufino
BS Spanish Interpreter and Translation Support

Ana Corona

Ana Corona

BS English-Spanish Translator/Interpreter

Ana Corona is an English-Spanish Translator for medical research at the University of Utah. She is originally from Guadalajara Mexico, and completed bachelor’s degrees in International and Latin American Studies at the University of Utah.

She has worked in the translation field for 13 years and is an active member of the American Translators Association.


Taanisha Rhone is an Administrative assistant to Sadie Gabler, director of the RPA office. Taanisha was born and raised in Utah and enjoys's to travel whenever an opportunity arises. She graduated from Salt Lake Community College with an Associates Degree in general education; she is currently a Junior at Utah Valley University pursuing a B.S in family studies. She plans on attending the University of Utah to receive her Masters degree.

Taanisha Rhone

Admisntritative Assistant
Last Updated: 11/23/21