Sharon Straus



Research Programs


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 500 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 103. She has held more than $60 million in peer-reviewed research grants as a principal investigator.  She has received national awards for mentorship, research and education.


Recent Publications

  1. Shamseer, L, Cobey, KD, Page, MJ, Brehaut, JC, Grimshaw, JM, Straus, SE et al.. Top health research funders' guidance on selecting journals for funded research. F1000Res. 2021;10 :100. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.27745.2. PubMed PMID:33953906 PubMed Central PMC8063518.
  2. Yoong, SL, Hall, A, Stacey, F, Nathan, N, Reilly, K, Delaney, T et al.. An exploratory analysis to identify behavior change techniques of implementation interventions associated with the implementation of healthy canteen policies. Transl Behav Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibab036. PubMed PMID:33950223 .
  3. Watt, JA, Lane, NE, Veroniki, AA, Vyas, MV, Williams, C, Ramkissoon, N et al.. Diagnostic accuracy of virtual cognitive assessment and testing: Systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021; :. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17190. PubMed PMID:33948937 .
  4. Tricco, AC, Bourgeault, I, Moore, A, Grunfeld, E, Peer, N, Straus, SE et al.. CMAJ. 2021;193 (18):E664-E671. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200951-f. PubMed PMID:33941530 .
  5. Watt, JA, Goodarzi, Z, Veroniki, AA, Nincic, V, Khan, PA, Ghassemi, M et al.. Comparative efficacy of interventions for reducing symptoms of depression in people with dementia: systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ. 2021;372 :n532. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n532. PubMed PMID:33762262 PubMed Central PMC7988455.
  6. Tricco, AC, Ashoor, HM, Antony, J, Bouck, Z, Rodrigues, M, Pham, B et al.. Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Ultra-Long-Acting, Long-Acting, Intermediate-Acting, and Biosimilar Insulins for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: a Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06642-7. PubMed PMID:33742305 .
  7. Shepperd, S, Gonçalves-Bradley, DC, Straus, SE, Wee, B. Hospital at home: home-based end-of-life care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021;3 :CD009231. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009231.pub3. PubMed PMID:33721912 .
  8. Shamseer, L, Bourgeault, I, Grunfeld, E, Moore, A, Peer, N, Straus, SE et al.. Will COVID-19 result in a giant step backwards for women in academic science?. J Clin Epidemiol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2021.03.004. PubMed PMID:33705957 .
  9. Traversy, G, Barnieh, L, Akl, EA, Allan, GM, Brouwers, M, Ganache, I et al.. CMAJ. 2021;193 (9):E324-E330. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200651-f. PubMed PMID:33649178 PubMed Central PMC8034305.
  10. Watt, JA, Veroniki, AA, Tricco, AC, Straus, SE. Using a distribution-based approach and systematic review methods to derive minimum clinically important differences. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021;21 (1):41. doi: 10.1186/s12874-021-01228-7. PubMed PMID:33637039 PubMed Central PMC7912575.
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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