Community Health Committee  |  Membership

This list is current as of 11 April 2024

Name Role and Primary Specialty City
Patrick Chiu, PhD, RN, CGNC Scientific (Methodologist) Edmonton
Brett Clelland, JD Law (Intellectual Property) Edmonton
Cheryl Currie, PhD (Chair) Scientific (Quantitative / Qualitative methodology) Lethbridge
Allen Habib, PhD Ethics (Philosophy) Calgary
Lloyd Jamie Hodge, P.Eng. Community Member Calgary
Megan Hogendoorn, JD (Vice Chair) Law Edmonton
Sandra Johansen, PhD Scientific (Methodologist) Calgary
Debbie Mallett Community Member Edmonton
Nimesh Patel, MPH Scientific (Quantitative Methodology) Lethbridge
Christopher Sikora, MD Scientific (Physician) Edmonton


The HREBA Community Health Committee (CHC) is constituted and operates in accordance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2) and Alberta Health Information Act (HIA)

The HREBA-CHC is one of three committees which comprise the HIA-designated Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta. Since the three committees operate as one Research Ethics Board, members from one committee may attend another committee’s meeting when their expertise is required. This ensures that members in attendance have the specific expertise, relevant competence and knowledge necessary to provide an adequate research ethics review of the proposals under consideration. To see a full list of the HREBA Membership click here.

The majority of the committee members are Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Members 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; this applies to initial and continuing reviews.

A pdf version of this list, as well as previous lists, are available here.