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Dr. Harris is a professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada. He holds the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management http://tndms.ca as well as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies. He has appointments in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and is a Research Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute.
With a research focus on type 2 diabetes in high-risk populations including Aboriginal Canadians, new immigrant groups, patients with mental health conditions, and the application of clinical practice guidelines for the management of diabetes in primary care, Dr. Harris has published over 221 articles in major peer-reviewed journals.
He has served as a board member of numerous national and provincial diabetes-related committees. For the Canadian Diabetes Association he served as chair of the 2003 Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee and as both chair and vice-chair of the Clinical & Scientific Section.
Dr. Harris has received numerous awards for teaching, health care research, and service including an Ontario Ministry of Health Career Scientist award, the Dr. Gerald S. Wong Service Award of the Canadian Diabetes Association in recognition of his significant contribution to the diabetes community, and has been inducted as a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He recently was awarded the 2014 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research at Western University.
The National Diabetes Management Strategy website.