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. Saunders, H, Anderson, C, Feldman, F, Holroyd-Leduc, J, Jain, R, Liu, B et al.. Developing a fall prevention intervention economic model. PLoS One. 2023;18 (1):e0280572. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280572. PubMed PMID:36706109 .
  2. Rae, S, Maguire, J, Aglipay, M, Barwick, M, Danavan, K, Haines, J et al.. Randomized controlled trial evaluating a virtual parenting intervention for young children at risk of obesity: study protocol for Parenting Addressing Early Years Intervention with Coaching Visits in Toronto (PARENT) trial. Trials. 2023;24 (1):8. doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06947-w. PubMed PMID:36600302 PubMed Central PMC9811050.
  3. Munn, Z, Pollock, D, Barker, TH, Stone, J, Stern, C, Aromataris, E et al.. The Dark Side of Rapid Reviews: A Retreat From Systematic Approaches and the Need for Clear Expectations and Reporting. Ann Intern Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.7326/M22-2603. PubMed PMID:36571838 .
  4. Veroniki, AA, Stewart, LA, Le, SPC, Clarke, M, Tricco, AC, Straus, SE et al.. Retrieval barriers in individual participant data reviews with network meta-analysis. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2022-112024. PubMed PMID:36543527 .
  5. Glegg, S, Costello, C, Barnaby, S, Cassidy, C, Sibley, KM, Russell, K et al.. Connecting for Care: a protocol for a mixed-method social network analysis to advance knowledge translation in the field of child development and rehabilitation. Implement Sci Commun. 2022;3 (1):127. doi: 10.1186/s43058-022-00372-5. PubMed PMID:36457120 PubMed Central PMC9713183.
  6. Tonelli, M, Straus, S. Increasing Societal Benefit From Cardiovascular Drugs. Circulation. 2022;146 (21):1627-1635. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.059032. PubMed PMID:36409780 .
  7. Lee, DS, Straus, SE, Farkouh, ME, Austin, PC, Taljaard, M, Chong, A et al.. Trial of an Intervention to Improve Acute Heart Failure Outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2023;388 (1):22-32. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2211680. PubMed PMID:36342109 .
  8. Veroniki, AA, Seitidis, G, Stewart, L, Clarke, M, Tudur-Smith, C, Mavridis, D et al.. Comparative efficacy and complications of long-acting and intermediate-acting insulin regimens for adults with type 1 diabetes: an individual patient data network meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (11):e058034. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058034. PubMed PMID:36332950 PubMed Central PMC9639076.
  9. Thomas, SM, Parker, A, Fortune, J, Mitchell, G, Hezam, A, Jiang, Y et al.. Global evidence on falls and subsequent social isolation in older adults: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (9):e062124. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062124. PubMed PMID:36175106 PubMed Central PMC9528590.
  10. Akingbola, S, Fernandes, R, Borden, S, Gilbride, K, Oswald, C, Straus, S et al.. Early identification of a COVID-19 outbreak detected by wastewater surveillance at a large homeless shelter in Toronto, Ontario. Can J Public Health. 2023;114 (1):72-79. doi: 10.17269/s41997-022-00696-8. PubMed PMID:36156197 PubMed Central PMC9512955.
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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