Health Technology Expert Review Panel

The Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP) is an advisory body to CADTH, convened to develop guidance and/or recommendations on non-drug health technologies to inform a range of stakeholders within the Canadian health care system.

The HTERP approach is evidence-based and uses a multi-criteria framework that considers the strength and quality of available clinical evidence; the strength and quality of available economic information; current practices and resource utilization patterns; and other factors including, but not limited to, patient input and practical, ethical, environmental, and psychosocial considerations.

HTERP consists of six Core Members appointed to serve for all topics under consideration. In addition, specialists will be appointed on a per-project basis to provide subject matter expertise on specific topics. Core Members include individuals with qualifications in evidence-based medicine and/or critical appraisal, including a Chair, an ethicist, a health economist, a health care practitioner, and one Public Member who represents the broad public interest.

HTERP reports to the CADTH President and CEO. Committee members must abide by the Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Committee and Panel members and by the CADTH Code of Conduct. An honorarium is paid to the Health Technology Expert Review members for their preparation and meeting time.

Terms of Reference

HTERP Process


Leslie Anne Campbell, PhD, RN

Leslie Anne Campbell, PhD, RN

Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell is the inaugural Sobey Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. She has a clinical background in mental health nursing (BScN, University of Toronto) and research training in epidemiology (MSc, Dalhousie University) and health services research (Interdisciplinary PhD, Dalhousie University).

       Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell is the inaugural Sobey Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. She has a clinical background in mental health nursing (BScN, University of Toronto) and research training in epidemiology (MSc, Dalhousie University) and health services research (Interdisciplinary PhD, Dalhousie University).

Leslie Anne’s research interests include patient-centred mental health outcomes, patient engagement, population screening, simulation modelling, secondary data analysis, and health technology assessment. She works closely with the IWK Health Centre’s Mental Health and Addictions program to ensure optimal child and youth mental health outcomes through the incorporation of routine patient-oriented outcome measurements to support evidence-based clinical, administrative, and policy decision-making. Leslie Anne’s work has been supported by the IWK Foundation, the Nova Scotia Health Research Fund and Research Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Conflict of Interest Statement


Dr. Brian Clarke

Dr. Brian Clarke

Dr. Brian Clarke is a heart failure cardiologist in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia.

Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Brian completed medical school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, followed by internal medicine and cardiology residencies at Dalhousie University.

He then went on to his subsequent subspecialty of cardiology training in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Stanford University. He returned to Halifax as a staff member, moving to Calgary in 2015 where he became the director of cardiac transplant, the medical director of the mechanical circulatory support program, and the director of the heart failure fellowship training program at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the University of Calgary. He recently moved further west to Vancouver in 2021

Brian is a leader in heart failure and cardiac transplantation in Canada, with significant involvement with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and as a senior policy advisor to Canadian Blood Services and Health Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, on issues pertaining to heart transplantation in Canada. He is active in medical education, at the national level, with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Brian’s research interests involve health systems outcomes in cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and heart failure.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Louise Bird

Louise Bird

Louise Bird is a breast cancer survivor of 18 years. She was 37 when she was first diagnosed.

Louise resides in rural Saskatchewan and works in education. She is the Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Conflict of Interest Statement


Lawrence Mbuagbaw, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw

Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw is a research methods scientist (clinical epidemiology and biostatistics). He trained at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS) in Cameroon (MD; 2005), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (MPH; 2009), and McMaster University (PhD in Health Research Methodology; 2014). He is an associate professor at McMaster University, where he teaches courses in biostatistics and randomized trials; an associate professor extraordinary of epidemiology and biostatistics at Stellenbosch University; and a research methods scientist at the Research Institute of St Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton (SJHH) where he provides methodological and statistical support for other St Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton (SJHH) where he provides methodological and statistical support for other researchers as the director of the Biostatistics Unit.

This includes research questions formulation, study design, data analysis, and reporting. He is the principal investigator of numerous research projects covering a wide variety of research designs, including evidence syntheses, randomized trials, mixed-methods studies, and qualitative studies. He is also the Co-Director of Cochrane Cameroon. He has authored more than 290 peer-reviewed publications and technical reports for national and international institutions. His research interests are infectious diseases, mother-and-child health, mHealth, health systems strengthening, and intersections of these fields. In recognition of his work, he was recently conferred the title of University Scholar.

Lawrence has served on various committees, including the World Health Organization Guideline Development Group, working on HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis guidelines; G-I-N‒Guidelines International Network Africa and the Cochrane Africa network; the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study; the ACCHO‒African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario; the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN); and the Adherence Expert Review Panel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Lynette Reid, PhD

Lynette Reid

Lynette Reid, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. In this capacity, she had collaborated with colleagues in leading the revision of the overall curriculum outcomes and the design and implementation of the two-year interdisciplinary Professional Competencies Unit.


Lynette’s research activities involve the interface of public health, health systems design, and medical practice. She is currently at work on a book project about ethical and philosophical issues in cancer screening and has recently edited a special issue concerning normative issues around “preferential access” in the Canadian health care system.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Jean-Eric Tarride, PhD

Dr. Jean-Eric Tarride

Trained as an economist (with a PhD in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal), Dr. Jean-Eric Tarride is an Associate Professor at McMaster University in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, and the Department of Economics. He is the Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) at McMaster University and the co-Director of the Program for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH), The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

His primary research interests are in methods for the economic evaluation of health technologies and programs, and the treatment of uncertainty. Jean-Eric has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles related to economic evaluations of health care programs and has successfully collaborated with clinicians and academics by providing economic leadership in more than 70 peer-reviewed grants.

During his 10-plus years at PATH and McMaster University, Jean-Eric has designed and conducted pragmatic trials to inform the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) on the reimbursement and diffusion of medical technologies in Ontario. Jean-Eric received a five-year Career Scientist Award from the MOHLTC (2007-2011) for his contribution to health services research in Ontario. He is actively involved in graduate and professional education activities and teaches introductory to advanced courses in health technology management, as well as advanced decision-analytic modelling.

In addition to his academic expertise, Jean-Eric has worked for more than ten years in the pharmaceutical industry in various roles including Director of Health Economics and Reimbursement at AstraZeneca Canada (July 2012 to August 2014) and as Senior Manager of Outcomes Research at Pfizer Canada (2001 to 2005). He is currently a member of the CADTH pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) Economic Guidance Panel.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Dr. Sandor Demeter, BSc, MSc, MHSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Sandor Demeter

Dr. Sandor Demeter received his BSc (1986) and MD (1989) from the University of Saskatchewan; his Canadian Royal College Fellowship (FRCPC) in Community Medicine and Public Health (1994), and a Master of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology (1993), from the University of Toronto; his FRCPC in Nuclear Medicine (2002) and an MSc (2004) from the University of Alberta; and most recently his Master of Science in Health Physics (2016) from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Sandor’s career includes a decade working in public health and more than a decade in clinical nuclear medicine. He has held a number of senior medical and academic administrative positions, and is currently a staff physician with the section of nuclear medicine at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Sandor is also an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba College of Medicine and an adjunct appointment in the Department of Physics at the University of Winnipeg. He is a Commission member with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), as well as a committee member with the ICRP‒International Commission on Radiological Protection. Sandor’s main research interests include the public health aspects of ionizing radiation and health technology assessment and health economics policy.

Conflict of Interest Statement