Dr. Stewart Harris

Meet Dr. Harris, Principal Investigator (PI) of the Diabetes Alliance

Dr. Stewart Harris is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine with cross appointments in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism/Department of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and is a Research Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute.

Dr. Harris is currently in his third five-year term as the Diabetes Canada Chair in Diabetes Management and recently completed his final term as the Dr. Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies.

He and his team have contributed over 260 publications to the field of chronic disease research.

Dr. Harris is also the lead physician and Medical Director at the Primary Care Diabetes Support Program (PCDSP) at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, ON – an integrated team-based diabetes clinic for disenfranchised and marginalized populations, which he founded in 2007. In addition to his published articles in peer-reviewed journals, he has participated extensively in clinical practice guideline development, including serving as chair of the CDA clinical practice guidelines committee.

Dr. Harris is a recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Heath Career Scientist award, the Dr. Gerald S. Wong Service Award of the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research at Western University, and a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. On July 1, 2015, Dr. Harris was appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions to the development of strategies to manage and reduce diabetes in Aboriginal communities and other vulnerable populations.