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. Veroniki, AA, Thirugnanasampanthar, SS, Konstantinidis, M, Dourka, J, Ghassemi, M, Neupane, D et al.. Trivalent and quadrivalent seasonal influenza vaccine in adults aged 60 and older: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2024; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2023-112767. PubMed PMID:38604619 .
  2. Tricco, AC, Parker, A, Khan, PA, Nincic, V, Robson, R, MacDonald, H et al.. Interventions on gender equity in the workplace: a scoping review. BMC Med. 2024;22 (1):149. doi: 10.1186/s12916-024-03346-7. PubMed PMID:38581003 PubMed Central PMC10998304.
  3. Thavorn, K, Wolfe, D, Faust, L, Shorr, R, Akkawi, M, Isaranuwatchai, W et al.. A systematic review of the efficacy and safety of turmeric in the treatment of digestive disorders. Phytother Res. 2024; :. doi: 10.1002/ptr.8189. PubMed PMID:38503513 .
  4. Parsons Leigh, J, FitzGerald, EA, Moss, SJ, Cherak, MS, Brundin-Mather, R, Dodds, A et al.. The evolution of vaccine hesitancy through the COVID-19 pandemic: A semi-structured interview study on booster and bivalent doses. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2024;20 (1):2316417. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2024.2316417. PubMed PMID:38390696 PubMed Central PMC10896168.
  5. Macdonald, M, Weeks, LE, Langman, E, Roach, S, MacNeil, MX, Caruso, J et al.. Recent innovations in long-term care coverage and financing: a rapid scoping review. BMJ Open. 2024;14 (2):e077309. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-077309. PubMed PMID:38388500 PubMed Central PMC10884182.
  6. Watt, JA, Isaranuwatchai, W, Grossman, L, Straus, SE. [Not Available]. CMAJ. 2024;196 (3):E110-E112. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.230595-f. PubMed PMID:38286492 PubMed Central PMC10833094.
  7. Watt, JA, Veroniki, AA, Straus, SE. Lifetime Gained With Cancer Screening. JAMA Intern Med. 2024;184 (2):226. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.7072. PubMed PMID:38165670 .
  8. Hammond, M, Law, V, de Launay, KQ, Cooper, J, Togo, E, Silveira, K et al.. Using implementation science to promote the use of the fascia iliaca blocks in hip fracture care. Can J Anaesth. 2023; :. doi: 10.1007/s12630-023-02665-2. PubMed PMID:38085456 .
  9. 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. 2024;115 (1):26-39. doi: 10.17269/s41997-023-00823-z. PubMed PMID:37991692 PubMed Central PMC10853155.
  10. 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.
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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