Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta – List of Members

HREBA membership as of 06 February 2024

Name Board TCPS 2 Roles & Specialties City
Alex Alexander, MD, PhD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Bioinformatics, Machine Learning and Adaptive Computations) Edmonton
Lauren Birks, PhD Cancer Committee Community Member (Population and Public Health) Calgary
Ellen Burgess, MD Cancer Committee Scientific / Ethics (Nephrology / Pediatrics / Ethics) Calgary
Karen Campbell, Cancer Committee Community Member Edmonton
Patrick Chiu, PhD, RN, CGNC Community Health Committee Scientific (Methodologist) Edmonton
Brett Clelland, JD Community Health Committee (Vice-Chair) Law (Intellectual Property) Edmonton
Cheryl Currie, PhD Clinical Trials Committee
Community Health Committee (Chair)
Scientific (Quantitative / Qualitative methodology) Lethbridge
Sambasivarao Damaraju, PhD Cancer Committee (Vice-Chair) Scientific (Cancer Genetics / Pharmacogenetics / Precision Medicine) Edmonton
Brenda Davis, LLM, PhD Cancer Committee
Clinical Trials Committee (Chair)
Privacy / Law Edmonton
Sunil Desai, MD Cancer Committee
Clinical Trials Committee (Vice Chair)
Scientific (Pediatric Hematology / Oncology) Edmonton
Dale Dewhurst, LLM, JD Cancer Committee (Chair) Ethics / Law (Virtue Ethics / Access to Justice) Edmonton
Katherine Duthie, PhD Cancer Committee Ethics (Clinical Ethics) Edmonton
Alysa Fairchild, MD, FRCPC Cancer Committee Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Edmonton
Xiangning Fan, MD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Occupational Medicine) Edmonton
David Fenton, MD, FRCPC Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) Edmonton
Carlos Flores-Mir, MD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Dental) Edmonton
Sunita Ghosh, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Biostatistics) Edmonton
Allen Habib, PhD Community Health Committee Ethics (Philosophy) Calgary
Desiree Hao, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) Calgary
Joanne Hewitt, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Advanced Practice Nursing) St. Albert
Lloyd Jamie Hodge, P.Eng. Cancer Committee
Community Health Committee
Community Member Calgary
Megan Hogendoorn, JD Community Health Committee Law Edmonton
Sandra Johansen, PhD Community Health Committee Scientific (Methodologist) Calgary
Yume Kobayashi, BN Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Nursing) Edmonton
Richard Lee-Ying, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) Calgary
Debbie Mallett Clinical Trials Committee      Community Health Committee Community Member Edmonton
Mary Marshall, LLM Cancer Committee Privacy / Law Edmonton
Chris McTavish, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Ethics) Edmonton
Albert Mehl, MD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Pediatrics) Black Diamond
Beverley O’Brien, PhD Cancer Committee Ethics (Nursing) Edmonton
Jodi Parrotta, MA, CCRP Clinical Trials Committee Non-Scientific (Regulations) Edmonton
Nimesh Patel, MPH Clinical Trials Committee
Community Health Committee
Scientific (Quantitative Methodology) Lethbridge
Robert Pearcey, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Edmonton
Guy Pelletier, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Psychosocial Oncology) Calgary
Neelan Pillay, MB.ChB. Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Neurology) Calgary
Azadeh Nikoo Rajaee, MD, MHE, FRCSC Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (MD, General Surgery) Edmonton
Loralee Robertson, BSc, MLT Dipl. Clinical Trials Committee Community Member Calgary
Gloria Roldán Urgoiti, MD, FRCPC Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) Calgary
Mary-Pat Schlosser, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Pediatric Palliative Care) Edmonton
Fiona Schulte, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology) Calgary
Christopher Sikora, MD Community Health  Committee Scientific (Physician) Edmonton
Vivian Simpkin, BA, LLB Cancer Committee Legal Edmonton
Michael Smylie, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) Edmonton
Melisa Spaling, CCRP, MEd, BEd, BA Clinical Trials Committee Community Member Edmonton
Gordon Sustrik, KC, LLB, Cancer Committee Legal Edmonton
Keith Tankel, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Edmonton
Andrew Robert Turner, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology / Hematology) Edmonton
Joan Turner, PhD Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Oncology, DNA repair/ Genetics, Radiation Biology) Edmonton
Raul Urtasun, MD Cancer Committee (Vice Chair) Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Edmonton
Brent Windwick, KC, LLM Cancer Committee
Clinical Trials Committee
Law (Health Law) Edmonton
Jackson Wu, MD Cancer Committee (Vice Chair) Scientific (Radiation Oncology) Calgary
Don Zeman, PhD, RPsych Clinical Trials Committee Scientific, Ethics Edmonton
Xiaofu Zhu, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) Edmonton

 

The HIA-designated Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta consists of three committees [the Cancer Committee (CC), Clinical Trials Committee (CTC), and Community Health Committee (CHC)] operating as one Research Ethics Board. As such, 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 members are Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.  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.

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 of HREBA members, can be found here