Community Health Committee  |  Membership

This list is current as of 01 May 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
Speranza Dolgetta, MD Scientific (Family Physician) Calgary
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
Debbie Mallett Community Member Edmonton
Nimesh Patel, MPH Scientific (Quantitative Methodology) Lethbridge


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.

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.