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Sharon E. Straus – HBSc, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Instructor, Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis, KSU Medical Research Program

Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Professor, Status Only, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Division Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Principal Investigator, Knowledge Translation Program, University of Toronto

Senior Fellow, University of Oxford, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, United Kingdom


Dr. Straus is a general internist and geriatrician who received training in clinical epidemiology at the Universityof Oxford and the Universityof Toronto.  She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Universityof Toronto.  She is a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s;  the Director of Knowledge Translation for the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the University of Toronto; and the Division Director for Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto.  Her research interests include knowledge translation and quality of care, the precision and accuracy of diagnostic tests, and mentorship. Her KT research interests include developing, implementing and evaluating interventions to optimise the care of older people. She has more than 180 peer reviewed research publications and is also the co-author of 2 textbooks including, ‘Evidence-based Medicine: How to practice and teach it’ and ‘Knowledge Translation in Health Care’.  The former has been published in 7 languages and is currently in its 4th edition.  It has been used in education curricula worldwide including undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education courses.  She was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care and holds more than $19 million in peer-reviewed research grants as a principal investigator.  In 2011 she received the Mentorship Award and the Complete Physician Award from St. Michael’s and the University of Toronto.

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