Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta – List of Members

Current listing effective May 1, 2017.

Name Board Role and Primary Specialty Sex City
Lauren Birks, PhD Cancer Committee Community Member (Population and Public Health) F Calgary
Cynthia Boodram, MBA Cancer Committee Community Member (Parliamentary Law) F Edmonton
Christopher Brown, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Hematology) M Calgary
Ellen Burgess, MD Cancer Committee Scientific / Ethics (Nephrology / Pediatrics / Ethics) F Calgary
Karen Campbell Cancer Committee Community Member F Edmonton
Jennifer Chan, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Pathology) F Calgary
Karen Chu, MD, FRCPC Cancer Committee Scientific (Radiation Oncology) F Edmonton
Cheryl Currie, PhD Community Health Committee Scientific (Quantitative Methodology) F Lethbridge
Albert de Villiers, MD Community Health Committee, Vice Chair Scientific (Medical Officer / Family Physician) M Grande Prairie
Sunil Desai, MBChB DCH MRCP(UK) FRCPC Cancer Committee; Clinical Trials Committee, Vice Chair Scientific (Pediatric Hematology, Oncology ) M Edmonton
Dale Dewhurst, LLM, JD Cancer Committee, Chair Ethics / Law (Virtue Ethics & Access to Justice) M Edmonton
Allen Dong, P.Eng., MSc Cancer Committee Community Member (Data Stewardship) M Calgary
Katherine Duthie, PhD Cancer Committee Ethics (Clinical Ethics) F Edmonton
Alysa Fairchild, MD, FRCPC Cancer Committee Scientific (Radiation Oncology) F Edmonton
Bev Frizzell, PhD, R.Psych Clinical Trials Committee Community Member F Calgary
Sunita Ghosh, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Biostatistics) F Edmonton
Jennifer Guillemaud, MD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Otolaryngology) F Calgary
Lindsay Hafso, J.D. Cancer Committee Law (Information and Privacy) F Calgary
Desiree Hao, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) F Calgary
Joanne Hewitt, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Advanced Practice Nursing) F St. Albert
Eve Hildebrand, BA Cancer Committee Community Member F Edmonton
Bruce Hirshe, LLM, QC Community Health Committee Law (Intellectual Property) M Edmonton
Jamie Hodge, P.Eng. Community Health Committee Community Member M Calgary
Cyne Johnston, PhD Community Health Committee Scientific (Qualitative / Mixed Methodology) F Calgary
Michael Kolinsky, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) M Edmonton
Richard Lee-Ying, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) M Calgary
Brendan Leier, PhD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Clinical Ethics) M Edmonton
Elena Liew, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Clinical Hematology) F Edmonton
Ed Molstad, QC Community Health Committee Law (Civil Litigation, Aboriginal Law and Professional Responsibility) M Edmonton
Kathy Nelson, BA Clinical Trials Committee; Community Health Committee Community Member F Edmonton
Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, PhD, P.Stat Community Health Committee Scientific (Quantitative Methodology) M Calgary
Beverley O’Brien, PhD Cancer Committee Ethics (Nursing) F Edmonton
Guy Pelletier, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Psychosocial Oncology) M Calgary
Nicholas Potvin, MD Community Health Committee Scientific (Family Physician) M Peace River
Julie Price Hiller, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) F Edmonton
Elizabeth Rosolowsky, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Pediatric Endocrinology) F Edmonton
Carol Rowntree, MD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Family Physician) F Sundre
Tolulope Sajobi, PhD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Biostatistics) M Calgary
Fiona Schulte, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology) F Calgary
Victoria Seavilleklein, PhD Clinical Trials Committee Ethics (Clinical Ethics) F Red Deer
Chirag Shah, MD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Ophthalmology) M Calgary
Lori Sheremeta, LLM Clinical Trials Committee, Chair Law (Technology Commercialization / Health / Intellectual Property) F Edmonton
Anita Simon, PhD Cancer Committee Community Member (Nutrition) F Calgary
Douglas Stewart, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Hematology / Medical Oncology) M Calgary
Michael Stingl, PhD Community Health Committee, Chair Ethics (Philosophy) M Lethbridge
Connie Sykes, MSc Clinical Trials Committee Community Member (Regulatory Affairs) F Edmonton
Keith Tankel, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Radiation Oncology) M Edmonton
Jason Tay, BA, MB, BCh. BAO FRCP(C), MSc(Epi) Cancer Committee Scientific (Hematology) M Calgary
Raul Urtasun, MD Cancer Committee, Vice Chair Scientific (Radiation Oncology) M Edmonton
Peter Venner, MD Cancer Committee, Vice Chair Scientific (Medical Oncology) M Edmonton
John  Walker, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) M Edmonton
Lauren Walker, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Psychosocial Oncology) F Calgary
Brent Windwick, LLM, QC Cancer Committee Law (Health Law) M Edmonton
Jackson Wu, MD Cancer Committee, Vice Chair Scientific (Radiation Oncology) M Calgary
Xiaofu Zhu, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) M Edmonton

HREBA is constituted and operates in accordance with the Alberta Health Information Act (HIA), the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Health Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), Part C, Division 5 and is registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) where required.

The majority of the members are Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Members who are named as Principal Investigators or Co-investigators on a study that is under review do not participate in discussions related to, nor vote on such studies when they are presented.

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