Sharon Straus, MD, MSc, HBSc, FRCPC
St. Michael's Hospital
Member: Board of Directors
Sharon Straus is a geriatrician/general internist/clinical epidemiologist. She is Director of the Knowledge Translation (KT) Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, as well as Deputy Physician-in-Chief of St. Michael’s. She is Vice Chair, Medicine (Mentorship, Equity, Diversity) and the Division Director for Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed her MD and residencies in internal medicine and geriatric medicine at the University of Toronto. She also earned an MSc in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care and has obtained more than $30 million in peer-reviewed research grants as a principal investigator. Dr. Straus has over 350 publications, and has supervised over 25 graduate students from different disciplines including clinical epidemiology, health informatics and human factors engineering. Her research interests are in evidence-based medicine, knowledge translation, diagnostic tests and health informatics. Dr. Straus is also co-Principal Investigator of KT Canada, a CIHR and CFI funded national clinical research initiative, and serves as the Principal Investigator for KT Canada’s Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR), with a transdisciplinary research team which includes colleagues from human factors engineering, computer science, health informatics, and clinical epidemiology amongst others. She has authored three books. Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach it is in its fourth edition, and has been published in eight languages; Knowledge Translation in Health Care is now in its second edition; and with David L. Sackett, the first edition of Mentorship in Academic Medicine.