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Appointments

An internationally recognized physician and researcher, Dr. Harris received his medical education and family medicine training from the University of Calgary, Alberta. He obtained further training at Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, completing a Masters Degree in Public Health and a Fellowship in Preventive Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

With over 226 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Harris’s major research interest focuses on type 2 diabetes in high-risk populations (including Aboriginal Canadians, new immigrants, and patients with mental health conditions), and the application of clinical practice guidelines in the management of diabetes in primary care. Through his numerous professional and consulting appointments, Dr. Harris has played a pivotal role in the field of diabetes research and clinical practice at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

Dr. Stewart Harris was appointed as a member to the Order of Canada on July 1, 2015 for the contributions to the development of strategies to manage and reduce diabetes in Aboriginal communities and other vulnerable populations.

The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

Dr. Stewart Harris Biography


Selected Recent Professional and Consultant Appointments

International

  • Member, Lilly Diabetes Global Primary Care Advisory Board
  • Chair, Steering Committee, Global Diabetes Alliance
  • Member, Editorial Board, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
  • Vice-Chair, International Diabetes Federation Task Force on Diabetes among Indigenous People

National

  • Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.), for the contributions to the development of strategies to manage and reduce diabetes in Aboriginal communities and other vulnerable populations
  • Member, Diabetes Surveillance Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada
  • Member, Diabetes in Canada Report Working Group, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee for Chronic Disease Risk Assessment, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada
  • Member, Migration and Diabetes Project Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada
  • Member, Diabetes Surveillance Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada
  • Member, Best Practices for Diabetes Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada
  • Consultant to the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada
  • Chair, Clinical and Scientific Section, Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Chair, Canadian Diabetes Association 2003 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada
  • Member, National Committee for Atherosclerosis Guidelines in Canada (SOLIDDE)

    Member, Early Detection of Diabetes/Prediabetes in Canada Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada

Provincial

  • Member, Clinical Expert Advisory Panel on Community-Based Care for Adult Patient with Type 2 Diabetes, Department of Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario (HQO)
  • Member, CDP-Ontario Diabetes Task Force Committee, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Member, Diabetes Clinical Expert Panel IM/IT (Diabetes Registry) Development and Implementation for Ontario Diabetes Strategy, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Executive Member, Diabetes Expert Panel Committee, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Member, Diabetes Task Group for Secondary Prevention, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Regional

  • Member, Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) Innovation Fund Sub-Committee, London Health Sciences Centres and St. Joseph’s London, Western University
  • Co-Chair/Executive Member, Chronic Disease Prevention & Management – Diabetes Priority Action Team, strategic advisory group for South West Local Health Integration Network

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