The expert advice of the Health, Medical and Research (HM&R) Committee enables WADA to serve as a world leader on health, medical and research issues related to drug-free sport.
Among many of the Committee’s activities are the monitoring of scientific developments in sport with the aim to safeguard doping-free sport practice, as well as the overseeing of the following Expert Groups: Prohibited List, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE), Laboratory Accreditation, and Gene Doping.
The Committee also participates in the selection process of WADA-funded scientific research projects.
Health, Medical and Research Committee Terms of Reference.
WADA Contact: Hai-Yen Huynh, Executive Assistant, Science and Medicine
Below is the current list of HM&R Committee members:
Prof. Lars ENGEBRETSEN (Chair)
Prof. Takao AKAMA
Dr. Reema ALHOSANI
United Arab Emirates
Prof. Xavier BIGARD
Prof. Wayne DERMAN
Dr. Lenka DIENSTBACH-WECH
- Three-time Olympian in Rowing (2000, 2004, 2008)
- World Rowing Championships Gold Medalist (2003); Silver Medalist (2006); Bronze Medalist (1996, 2001, 2002)
Dr. Matthew FEDORUK
Prof. Andrew McLACHLAN
Prof. Yannis PITSILADIS
Dr. Malav SHROFF
Prof. Christian STRASBURGER
Prof. Milica VUKAŠINOVIĆ-VESIĆ
Prof. Fabio Pigozzi (Observer)
International Federation of Sports Medicine