Sharon Straus



Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Straus is not taking any summer students.

Sharon E. Straus is a geriatrician and clinical epidemiologist who trained at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford.  She is the Director of the Knowledge Translation Program and Physician-in-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital and Professor in Department of Medicine, University of Toronto.  She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care and has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications and 3 textbooks in evidence-based medicine, knowledge translation and mentorship.  Since 2015, she has consistently been in the top 1% of highly cited clinical researchers as per Web of Science and has an H-index of 86. She holds more than $57 million in peer-reviewed research grants as a principal investigator.  She has received national awards for mentorship, research and education.


Recent Publications

  1. Liu, L, Goodarzi, Z, Jones, A, Posno, R, Straus, SE, Watt, JA et al.. Factors associated with virtual care access in older adults: a cross-sectional study. Age Ageing. 2021; :. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afab021. PubMed PMID:33625475 .
  2. Kastner, M, Makarski, J, Hayden, L, Hamid, JS, Holroyd-Leduc, J, Twohig, M et al.. Effectiveness of an eHealth self-management tool for older adults with multimorbidity (KeepWell): protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2021;11 (2):e048350. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048350. PubMed PMID:33597147 .
  3. Tricco, AC, Bourgeault, I, Moore, A, Grunfeld, E, Peer, N, Straus, SE et al.. Advancing gender equity in medicine. CMAJ. 2021;193 (7):E244-E250. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200951. PubMed PMID:33593950 .
  4. Ben Charif, A, Plourde, KV, Guay-Bélanger, S, Zomahoun, HTV, Gogovor, A, Straus, S et al.. Strategies for involving patients and the public in scaling-up initiatives in health and social services: protocol for a scoping review and Delphi survey. Syst Rev. 2021;10 (1):55. doi: 10.1186/s13643-021-01597-6. PubMed PMID:33573701 PubMed Central PMC7877693.
  5. Donald, M, Beanlands, H, Straus, SE, Smekal, M, Gil, S, Elliott, MJ et al.. A Web-Based Self-Management Support Prototype for Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease (My Kidneys My Health): Co-Design and Usability Testing. JMIR Form Res. 2021;5 (2):e22220. doi: 10.2196/22220. PubMed PMID:33560245 .
  6. Lee, JCL, Watt, J, Kelsall, D, Straus, S. Journal editors: How do their editing incomes compare?. F1000Res. 2020;9 :1027. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.25620.3. PubMed PMID:33537124 PubMed Central PMC7836083.3.
  7. Watt, JA, Campitelli, MA, Maxwell, CJ, Guan, J, Maclagan, LC, Gomes, T et al.. Fall-Related Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents Co-Prescribed a Cholinesterase Inhibitor and Beta-Blocker. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020;68 (11):2516-2524. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16710. PubMed PMID:33460072 .
  8. Traversy, G, Barnieh, L, Akl, EA, Allan, GM, Brouwers, M, Ganache, I et al.. Managing conflicts of interest in the development of health guidelines. CMAJ. 2021;193 (2):E49-E54. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200651. PubMed PMID:33431547 PubMed Central PMC7773042.
  9. Pillay, J, Riva, JJ, Tessier, LA, Colquhoun, H, Lang, E, Moore, AE et al.. Fall prevention interventions for older community-dwelling adults: systematic reviews on benefits, harms, and patient values and preferences. Syst Rev. 2021;10 (1):18. doi: 10.1186/s13643-020-01572-7. PubMed PMID:33422103 PubMed Central PMC7797084.
  10. González-González, AI, Schmucker, C, Nothacker, J, Nury, E, Dinh, TS, Brueckle, MS et al.. End-of-Life Care Preferences of Older Patients with Multimorbidity: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review. J Clin Med. 2020;10 (1):. doi: 10.3390/jcm10010091. PubMed PMID:33383951 PubMed Central PMC7795676.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Physician-in-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor, Department of 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
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary