Sharon Straus

About: Sharon Straus

  • Role : Director, Knowledge Translation Program
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Dr. Sharon E. Straus (MD, FRCPC, MSc) is a Geriatrician, Clinical Epidemiologist and Professor, and Director of the Knowledge Translation Program of St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) and of Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation (KT), has been awarded more than $30 million in peer-reviewed grants in the past 10 years, and has published >350 peer-reviewed publications. She has experience leading national team grants (i.e. KT Canada, KT Canada training initiative, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – CIHR / Drug Safety Effectiveness Network –DSEN Methods and Applications in Indirect Comparisons - MAGIC), has led multiple KT research projects; including knowledge syntheses and implementation initiatives (including 2 CIHR grants to implement Task Force recommendations), supervised >25 graduate students, and has received awards for research, teaching and mentorship. She initiated the development of KT and research tools, including an online systematic review platform (called Synthesi.SR), increasing the efficiency of her research. She co-chairs the KT Working Group for the Task Force and her KT Program conducts all Task Force KT activities. She peer-reviewed all 22 papers on GRADE that were published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

A sample of Dr. Straus’ publications can be found here.

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