Health, Medical & Research Committee

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 ListTherapeutic 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)
Norway

Prof. Takao AKAMA
Japan

Dr. Reema ALHOSANI
United Arab Emirates

Prof. Xavier BIGARD
France

Prof. Wayne DERMAN
South Africa

Dr. Lenka DIENSTBACH-WECH
Germany

  • Three-time Olympian in Rowing (2000, 2004, 2008)
  • World Rowing Championships Gold Medalist (2003); Silver Medalist (2006); Bronze Medalist (1996, 2001, 2002)

Prof. Lena EKSTROM
Sweden

Dr. Matthew FEDORUK
Canada (USA)

Prof. Andrew McLACHLAN
Australia

Prof. Yannis PITSILADIS
United Kingdom

Prof. Christian STRASBURGER
Germany

Prof. Milica VUKAŠINOVIĆ-VESIĆ
Serbia