Dr. Stewart Harris

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

Dr. Stewart Harris is a professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He has been reappointed to a third term in 2019 to the position of the Diabetes Canada Chair in Diabetes Management and he holds the Ian McWinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies at Western University.

He and his team have contributed over 240 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 also 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.