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. Leigh, JP, FitzGerald, EA, Moss, SJ, Brundin-Mather, R, Dodds, A, Stelfox, HT et al.. Factors affecting hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccine booster doses in Canada: a cross-national survey. Can J Public Health. 2023; :. doi: 10.17269/s41997-023-00823-z. PubMed PMID:37991692 .
  2. Rodrigues, IB, Fahim, C, Garad, Y, Presseau, J, Hoens, AM, Braimoh, J et al.. Developing the intersectionality supplemented Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) and tools for intersectionality considerations. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2023;23 (1):262. doi: 10.1186/s12874-023-02083-4. PubMed PMID:37946142 PubMed Central PMC10636989.
  3. Bhuiya, AR, Sutherland, J, Boateng, R, Bain, T, Skidmore, B, Perrier, L et al.. A scoping review reveals candidate quality indicators of Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science practice tools. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.10.021. PubMed PMID:37939744 .
  4. Watt, JA, Isaranuwatchai, W, Grossman, L, Straus, SE. Disease-modifying drugs for Alzheimer disease: implications for people in Canada. CMAJ. 2023;195 (42):E1446-E1448. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.230595. PubMed PMID:37903526 PubMed Central PMC10615338.
  5. Munce, SE, Steele Gray, C, Pomeroy, BC, Bayley, M, Kokorelias, KM, Luong, D et al.. Development of the Preferred Components for Co-Design in Research Guideline and Checklist: Protocol for a Scoping Review and a Modified Delphi Process. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023;12 :e50463. doi: 10.2196/50463. PubMed PMID:37902812 PubMed Central PMC10644195.
  6. Kouri, A, Wong, EKC, Sale, JEM, Straus, SE, Gupta, S. Are older adults considered in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mobile health research? A scoping review. Age Ageing. 2023;52 (9):. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afad144. PubMed PMID:37742283 .
  7. Kouri, A, Gupta, S, Straus, SE, Sale, JEM. Exploring the Perspectives and Experiences of Older Adults With Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toward Mobile Health: Qualitative Study. J Med Internet Res. 2023;25 :e45955. doi: 10.2196/45955. PubMed PMID:37606961 PubMed Central PMC10481221.
  8. Fahim, C, Courvoisier, M, Somani, N, De Matas, F, Straus, SE. Creation of a theoretically rooted workbook to support implementers in the practice of knowledge translation. Implement Sci Commun. 2023;4 (1):99. doi: 10.1186/s43058-023-00480-w. PubMed PMID:37596659 PubMed Central PMC10436469.
  9. Fahim, C, Prashad, AJ, Silveira, K, Chandraraj, A, Thombs, BD, Tonelli, M et al.. Dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines: a longitudinal, mixed-methods evaluation of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care's knowledge translation efforts. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (4):E684-E695. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20220121. PubMed PMID:37553226 PubMed Central PMC10414974.
  10. Veroniki, AA, Soobiah, C, Nincic, V, Lai, Y, Rios, P, MacDonald, H et al.. Efficacy of sustained knowledge translation (KT) interventions in chronic disease management in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of complex interventions. BMC Med. 2023;21 (1):269. doi: 10.1186/s12916-023-02966-9. PubMed PMID:37488589 PubMed Central PMC10367354.
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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