Centre for Studies in Family Medicine
Dr. Harris conducts research in the area of caring for populations at special risk with a focus on the cause and prevention of Type 2 diabetes in First Nations communities. Other research areas include diabetes care in family practice and the role of family physicians in the Canadian Health Care system. He holds the prestigious Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine Studies.
Dr. Harris is the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management (2008-2013). The University of Western Ontario and the Canadian Diabetes Association joined together to establish the National Diabetes Management Strategy under the leadership of Dr. Harris with the over-arching goal to evaluate the status of diabetes care in Canada, with an ultimate goal of reducing clinical care gaps and optimizing the management of diabetes.