Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta – List of Members

HREBA membership as of 01 August 2018.

Name Board TCPS 2 Roles & Specialties Sex City
Lauren Birks, PhD Cancer Committee Community Member (Population and Public Health) F Calgary
Ellen Burgess, MD Cancer Committee Scientific / Ethics (Nephrology / Pediatrics / Ethics) F Calgary
Karen Campbell, Cancer Committee Community Member F Edmonton
Frances Carr, MD, FRCPC Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Geriatrics) F Edmonton
Susan Chafe, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Pediatric Radiation Oncology/Law) F Edmonton
Jennifer Chan, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Pathology) F Calgary
Karen Chu, MD, FRCPC Cancer Committee Scientific (Radiation Oncology) F Edmonton
Brett Clelland, JD Community Health Committee Law (Intellectual Property) M Edmonton
Cheryl Currie, PhD Community Health Committee Scientific (Quantitative / Qualitative methodology, including research involving Indigenous peoples and communities) F Lethbridge
Brenda Davis, LLM Cancer Committee Privacy / Law F Edmonton
Albert de Villiers, MD Community Health Committee (Chair) Scientific (Medical Officer / Family Physician) M Grande Prairie
Sunil Desai, MD 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
Allen Habib, PhD Community Health Committee Ethics (Philosophy) M 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
Jamie Hodge, P.Eng. Community Health Committee Community Member M Calgary
Cyne Johnston, PhD Community Health Committee (Vice Chair) Scientific (Qualitative / Mixed Methodology) F Calgary
John Kennedy, MD, FRCPC Clinical Trials Committee Scientific (Psychiatry) M Edmonton
Michael Kolinsky, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) M Edmonton
Jason Lau, PhD Cancer Committee Privacy / Scientific (Medical Science) 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
Mary Marshall, LLM Clinical Trials Committee Law (Health, Mental Health, Privacy) F Edmonton
Ed Molstad, QC Community Health Committee Law (Civil Litigation, Aboriginal Law and Professional Responsibility) M Edmonton
Kathy Nelson, BA Community Health Committee Community Member F Edmonton
Beverley O’Brien, PhD Cancer Committee Ethics (Nursing) F Edmonton
Nimesh Patel, MPH Community Health Committee Scientific (Methodology) M Lethbridge
Guy Pelletier, PhD Cancer Committee Scientific (Psychosocial Oncology) M Calgary
Nicholas Potvin, MD Community Health Committee Scientific (Family Physician) M Peace River
Gloria Roldán Urgoiti, MD, FRCPC Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) F Calgary
Elizabeth Rosolowsky, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Pediatric Endocrinology) F Edmonton
Andrew Ross, PhD Clinical Trials Committee Ethics (Clinical Ethics) M Edmonton
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
Michael Smylie, MD Cancer Committee Scientific (Medical Oncology) M Edmonton
Connie Sykes, MSc Clinical Trials Committee Community Member (Regulatory Affairs, including Complementary / Alternative Health) 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
Brent Windwick, QC, LLM 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

 

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 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.

A pdf version of this list, as well as previous lists of HREBA members, can be found here.