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Moira Stewart

Adjunct Scientist (Full Status) ICES Central Primary Care & Health Systems Research Program


Dr. Moira Stewart PhD, is a distinguished university professor emeritus at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at Western University and formerly the Dr. Brian W. Gilbert Canada Research Chair in Primary Healthcare Research (2003-2017). Dr. Stewart has published widely on the topic of patient-centered care and has edited, with colleagues, an international series of books applying the patient-centered clinical method. She is co-principal investigator of a CIHR community-based primary healthcare team grant on patient-centered innovations for persons with multimorbidity. An innovation, that she led and evaluated, integrated family physician and nurse practitioner care with home care and secondary care. 

She is a national leader in capacity building for research as the principal investigator on a CIHR Strategic Training Grant on interdisciplinary primary healthcare research called TUTOR-PHC. Dr. Stewart works with 50 clinicians on a project creating a researchable database of the electronic medical record data in Southwestern Ontario. She works closely with policy-makers on collaborative programs of research such as the Primary Healthcare Program funded by Ontario's Health System Research Fund.

Dr. Stewart has received the following awards and recognition:

  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research (2017)
  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, Dean's Award of Excellence for Faculty, Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research (2012)
  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Outstanding Family Medicine Research Article Award for “Integrating physicians services in the home – an evaluation of an innovative program” (2011)
  • Fellowship, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2010)
  • Co-recipient, Dean’s Award of Excellence – Team Award, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (2010)
  • Martin J. Bass Recognition Award, Department of Family Medicine (2008)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award (2007)
  • James Mackenzie Medal, Royal College of General Practitioners (2004)
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Western Ontario
  • BSc, Biology, Dalhousie University
  • Primary care/Clinical practice
  • Health services research
  • Healthcare quality
  • Outcomes research
  • Chronic diseases and conditions
  • Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Western University
  • Dr. Brian W. Gilbert Canada Research Chair in Primary Healthcare Research (2003-2017), Western University

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