Community Health Committee | Membership
The HREBA-CHC is one of three committees which comprise the HIA-designated Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta. It is constituted in accordance with the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2). Members of the HREBA-CHC include representatives of various health disciplines, people with expertise in law and ethics, and community members. Since the three HREBA 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.
Community Health Committee Composition 2018
Community Representative (2-M)
Medical Officer (1-M Chair)
Statistics / Qualitative Methodology (1-M)
Mixed / Qualitative Methodology (1-F Vice Chair)
Quantitative / Qualitative Methodology (1-F)
(include research involving Indigenous peoples and communities)
“F” denotes female and “M” denotes male
The majority of the HREBA – Community Health Committee members are Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
This list is current as of 15 January 2019.
|Name||Role and Primary Specialty||City|
|Brett Clelland, JD||Law (Intellectual Property)||Edmonton|
|Cheryl Currie, PhD||Scientific (Quantitative / Qualitative methodology, including research involving Indigenous peoples and communities)||Lethbridge|
|Albert de Villiers, MD (Chair)||Scientific (Medical Officer / Family Physician)||Grande Prairie|
|Allen Habib, PhD||Ethics (Philosophy)||Calgary|
|Jamie Hodge, P.Eng.||Community Member||Calgary|
|Cyne Johnston, PhD (Vice Chair)||Scientific (Qualitative / Mixed Methodology)||Calgary|
|Larry Loomes||Community Member||Foothills|
|Ed Molstad, QC||Law (Civil Litigation, Aboriginal Law and Professional Responsibility)||Edmonton|
|Nimesh Patel, MPH||Scientific (Methodology)||Lethbridge|
A pdf version of this list, as well as previous lists, are available here.