Dr. Stewart Harris reappointed to the position of Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) Chair in Diabetes Management

Dr. Stewart Harris has been reappointed to the position of Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) Chair in Diabetes Management, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

Dr. Harris graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Microbial Biology from the University of Calgary. He completed his MD at the University of Calgary in 1982. He received an MPH. in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland followed by completing his Fellow in Preventative Medicine in 1987.

Dr. Harris joined the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as an Assistant Professor, in 1995 and became an Associate Professor in 2000. Dr. Harris became a Professor in 2006.

In his first term as CDA Chair, Dr. Harris supervised and mentored 20 students and fellows and was a highly sought-after speaker at numerous national and international meetings and conferences.

His research focuses on developing and evaluating strategies to improve clinical outcomes for patients with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Harris has published 240 peer review papers. He is an actively practising diabetologist at St. Joseph’s Heath Care London.

His current and previous research, as well as clinical involvement in diabetes care provides a strong base to fulfill a research agenda focused on health services, primary care, population health and First Nations.

Dr. Harris was the recipient of the Dr. Gerald S. Wong Service Award (2007), the co-recipient of the Dean’s Award of Excellence, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (2010), and the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research, Western University (2014).