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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 Health Care 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 health care 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 health care 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 Health Care 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
  • Health care quality
  • Outcomes research
  • Chronic diseases and conditions
  • Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Western University
  • Dr. Brian W. Gilbert Canada Research Chair in Primary Health Care Research (2003-2017), Western University

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