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Sharon E. Straus

H.B.Sc. (physiology and pharmacology), University of Western Ontario; MD, University of Toronto; FRCPC (internal medicine and geriatric medicine), University of Toronto; M.Sc. (clinical epidemiology), University of Toronto

Affiliations

Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Director, Knowledge Translation program, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Division Director, Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto

Professor (status only), Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Principal Investigator, Knowledge Translation Program, University of Toronto

Clinical Specialty

Internal medicine, geriatric medicine

Research Interests

Evidence-based medicine, knowledge translation, diagnostic tests, health informatics

Research Activities

My areas of interest including knowledge translation and quality of care, precision and accuracy of diagnostic tests, health informatics, mentorship and medical education.

Selected Research

Link to Pub Med

Other Activities

  1. Associate Editor, ACP Journal Club
  2. Associate Editor, Canadian Medical Association Journal
  3. Co-Chair, Clinical Examination Research Interest Group, Society of General Internal Medicine
  4. Member, Editorial Board, Evidence-Based On Call
  5. Member, Advisory Board, BMJ
  6. Member, Advisory Committee, NHS Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, University of Oxford
  7. Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  8. Member, Examination Board in Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  9. Member, Examination Board for Geriatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  10. Section Head, EBM, Examination Board in Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  11. Member, Research Committee, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine
  12. Member, Advisory Panel KT Consortium on Emergency Medicine
  13. Member, Mentorship SubCommittee for the Association of Professors of Medicine
  14. Medical Advisor, EBM Task Force, Society of General Internal Medicine
  15. Scientific Committee for the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, World Health Organization
  16. Member, KT Advisory Committee, CIHR
  17. Medical Advisor, Evaluation Committee, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  18. Member, Faculty Development Committee Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  19. KT Chair, Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Educational Activities

I am currently supervising seven graduate students in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and one fellow. I supervise students interested in knowledge translation and the evaluation of health informatics interventions.

Contact

E-mail: sharon.straus@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-864-3068
Fax: 416-864-5805