Health, Medical & Research Committee

The expert advice of the Health, Medical and Research 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, Sciences and International Partnerships

Below is the current list of Health, Medical & Research 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. Margo MOUNTJOY
Canada

Prof. Yannis PITSILADIS
United Kingdom

Prof. Christian STRASBURGER
Germany