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CDA Chair Diabetes Management ...

Research Focus and Funding

 

The major focus of my research is to develop and evaluate strategies to improve clinical outcomes for patients with type 2 diabetes. My current and previous research, as well as professional involvement in diabetes care, provides a strong base to fulfill this research agenda, which encompasses diabetes research at three levels: primary care, population health and First Nations.

 

Stewart B. Harris,
CM, MD, MPH, FCFP, FACPM
CDA Chair in Diabetes Management

 

 

 

 

Selected Recent Research Funding

2016-2019
Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives, Faculty of Social Science, Western University. “Applied Indigenous Scholarship”.  Principal Investigator: C. Richmond, Co-Investigators: J. Baxter, S. Hill, R. Fehr, I. Lugianaah, J. Quinn, J.P. White, P. Wakeham, B. Debassige, C. Tattersall, J. Forsyth, D. Laliberte Rudman, T. Orchard, M. Coyle, S.L. Seck, S.B. Harris, R.A. Hegele, B. Te Hiwi, L. Wylie, D. Bellhouse, B. Branfireun, L. Sunseri, C. Brunette-Debassige, D. Coward.

2016-2016
Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. (Investigator Initiated Grant)  “Characteristics and Health Outcomes of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Treated with Canagliflozin Added to Insulin Therapy in a Real-World Setting”. Principal Investigator: S.B. Harris, Co-investigators T. Spaic, J. Mahon.

2015-2020
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – Australia, Global Alliance for Chronic Disease.  APP 1092968.  “Improving the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy in Remote Australia”.  Principal Investigator: L. Maple-Brown, Co-investigators: A. Brown, C. Connors, K. O’Dea, J. Shaw, J. Oats, P. Zimmet, A. Sinha, Mark Wenitong, A. Hanley, S.B. Harris.

2015-2019
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  “Comparison of Dual-hormone Artificial Pancreas, Single-hormone Artificial Pancreas, and Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy in Outpatient Settings”. Principal Investigator: R. Rabasa-Lhoret, Co-investigators: B. Perkins, J-F Yale, S. Harris, I. Hramiak, A. Carpentier, M. Henderson, M. Lawson, R. Eric; L. Legault, M. Ladouceur.

2015-2018
AstraZeneca Canada Inc.  (Unrestristed grant).  “FORGE AHEAD Research Program - Health Care Improvements in Canada’s Indigenous  Principal Investigator: S. Harris.

2015-2016
Abbott Laboratories, Limited (Contract).  “Patient and Care Provider Perceptions and Experience of a Decision Aid Tool for Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose”.  Principal Investigator: S.B. Harris, Co-Investigator: A. Mikalachki.

2014-2019
Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  (Operating grant).  “A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Early Intermittent Intensive Insulin Therapy as an Effective Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes (RESET IT)”. 
Principal Investigator: R.R. Retnakaran, Co-Investigators: H. Gerstein, S. Harris, K. Thorpe, N. Yakubovich, B. Zinman.
London site, Principal Investigator: S. Harris

2014-2018
Dairy Farmers of Canada, Dairy Research Cluster 2 Program.  “Dairy Nutrition and Risk of Diabetes in Vulnerable Populations: Novelinsights from Biomarkers, Measures of Marginalization, and their Interaction”. 
Principal Investigator: A. Hanley, Co-investigators: R. Baziner, S. Harris, D. Cole, B. Zinman, R. Retnakaran, J. Gittlesohn, S. Bruce, L. Wagenknecht, C. Lorenzo, J. Norris, A. Brown, L. Maple-Brown, R. Vieth, C. Lee.

2014-2015
Canadian Institutes of Health Research. (Planning Grants: First Nations, Inuit or Métis Planning Activities) # PME-133824. “Strategic Planning to Support First Nations Communities Participating in the FORGE AHEAD Program”.
Principal Investigator: S.B. Harris
Co-Investigators: M.F. Zwarenstein, J. Wortman, A.M. Walsh, E.L. Toth, et al.

2014 – 2014
Sanofi Canada.  (Contract agreement)
“Diabetes Evaluation Framework for Innovative National Evaluations (DEFINE) Program Launch”.
Principal Investigator: S.B. Harris.

2013 – 2018
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Team Grant: Community Based Primary Healthcare)
“Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Tookits”.  Principal Investigator: S.B. Harris
Co-Investigators: D.E. Barre, O. Bhattacharyya, D. Dannenbaum; K.G. Dawson, R.F. Dyck, J-A.M. Episkenew; M.E. Green, A.J. Hanley, B. Lavallee, A.C. Macaulay, A.M. McComber, M.J. Parry, S.M. Reichert, J.S. Salsberg, A. Thind, S.W. Tobe, ElL. Sheldon, A.M. Walsh, J. Wortman, M.F. Zwarenstein; E. Baxter, Li Houle, T. Jacobs, K. Kandukur, R.W. Littlechild; I.K. McComb, H.L. McDonald, D. Montour; J.E. Morach, M.A. Nose, T. O’Keefe, D. Redmond, D. Spade, C. Tischer, S.D. Zeiler.

2013 - 2017
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC).  “Cardiac, Vascular and Cognitive Dysfunction (CVCD) Alliance”.
Principal Investigators: S. Anand, M. Friedrich, J. Tu.
Co-Investigators: S.B. Harris, C. Lai, A. Hanley, S. Bruce, E. Toth, L. Arbour, N. Caron.
Local Institution, Western University.
Local Principal Investigator: S.B. Harris

2013 - 2016
Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  “Plasma Non-esterified Fatty Acids and the Progression of Insulin Resistance and Pancreatic Beta-cell Dysfunction: A Novel Targeted Omics Approach (PROMISE)”.
Principal Investigators: A.J. Hanley, R. Bazinet;
Co-Investigators: B. Zinman, S.B. Harris, R. Retnakaran, C. Lee.

2012 – 2013
Novo Nordisk A/S, Changing Diabetes, Global Marketing, Denmark.  “Global Registry and Surveillance System for Diabetes (GRAND)”.
Principal Investigator: S.B. Harris

2012 - 2013
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Operating Grant PA: First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health)
Understanding the Importance of Newly Identified Diabetes Risk Factors among Aboriginal Canadians: The Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project
Principal investigator: AJ Hanley
Co-investigators: J Hamilton, S.B. Harris, J Rae, B Zinman

2011 – 2012
Primary Health Care System (PHCS) Program
First Nations Community-Based Chronic Disease System Improvement Strategy
Principal investigator: S.B. Harris
Co-investigators: E Barre, O Bhattacharyya, K Collins, D Dannenbaum, K Dawson, R Dyck, A Hanley, B Lavallee, A Macauley, S Tobe, E Toth, K Yeates, M Zwarenstein

2011 - 2012
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant)
First Nations Community-Based Chronic Disease System Improvement Strategy (Planning Grant)
Principal investigator: S.B. Harris
Co-investigators: D Barre, O Bhattacharrya, K Collins, D Dannenbaum, K Dawson, R Dyck, A Hanley, B Lavallee, A Macaulay, S Tobe, E Toth, K Yeates, M Zwarenstein

2011 – 2014
Canadian Diabetes Association (Operating grant)
Longitudinal Studies of Insulin Resistance, Beta Cell Dysfunction and Related Biomarkers in the PROMISE Cohort.
Principal investigator: A Hanley
Co-investigators: B Zinman, S.B. Harris, R Retnakaran, H Gerstein

2011 – 2013
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 
A Strategy to Improve the Care and Outcome of Diabetes in Pregnancy in On-reserve First Nations Women
Principal investigator: S.B. Harris
Co-investigators: M Mottola, I Hramiak

2011 – 2014
Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto)
Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE)
Principal investigators: S.B. Harris, B Zinman

2010 – 2012 
Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
The Canadian First Nations Diabetes Clinical Management Epidemiologic (CIRCLE) National Surveillance Network: Pilot of a First Nations Web-Based Diabetes Sentinel Surveillance System (SENTINEL)
Principal investigator: S.B. Harris
Co-investigators: O Bhattacharyya, A Thind, A Hanley

2010 – 2015 
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Evaluation of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership Learning Collaboratives (QIIP)
Principal investigators: S.B. Harris, M Stewart, R Birtwhistle, M Green
Co-investigators: G Russell, JB Brown, A Thind, S. Roberts, J. Kotecha, S Webster-Bogaert

2010 – 2012 
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - Government AHSC AFP Innovation Fund 2009-2010 (AMOSO)
Expansion and Integration of a Clinical Decision Support Diabetes Database – Web-based DAD
Principal investigators: I Hramiak, S.B. Harris
Co-investigators: M Edmonds, J Mahon, C Clarson, T Spaic

2009 – 2015 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) Program
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC)
Principal investigator: M Stewart
Co-investigators: L Bainbridge, MD Beaulieu, JB Brown, F Burge, L Dolovich, D Dozois, J Goudreau, J Haggerty, SB Harris, A Kothari, L Lalonde, R Martin-Misener, C McWilliam, V Ramsden, G Reid, A Thind, R Thomas-MacLean, E Vingilis, S Watt, S Wong

2009
Canadian Institutes of Health Research. MAP – 92661
Aboriginal Peoples’ Health – CIRCLE Investigator and First Nations Community Member Meeting. Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant
Principal investigator: S.B. Harris

2008 – 2011
Ontario Ministry of Finance/Southwest CCAC.
Evaluation of the Partnerships for Health – A Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Demonstration Project: South West (CDPM)
Principal investigator: S.B. Harris
Co-investigators: M Stewart, JB Brown, A Thind

2008 – 2011 
Canadian Diabetes Association
A Longitudinal Study of Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Factors in a Cohort at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes (PROMISE)
Principal investigator: A Hanley
Co-investigators: B Zinman, S.B. Harris, H Gerstein, B Perkins, R Retnakaran, J Raboud

2008 – 2011 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Preventing Childhood Obesity: Early Intervention During Pregnancy and First Year Postpartum for Overweight and Obese Women Using a Two-Pronged Family-Based Nutrition & Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP)
Principal investigator: MF Mottola
Co-investigators: A Hanley, H Prapavessis, S.B. Harris, I Giroux, R McManus, JA Hammond, R. Gratton, M Sopper, C Lebrun

2008 – 2010
The Lawson Foundation
Dissemination of Families in Action, a Community-based Childhood Obesity intervention Program
Principal investigators: M He, B Harvey
Co-investigators: S.B. Harris, C Clarson

2006 – 2009
Canadian Diabetes Association
Latino Families in Action: Implementing and Evaluating a Community-based Obesity Prevention Program for High-risk Ethnocultural Paediatric Population
Principal investigators: M He, B Harvey
Co-investigators: S.B. Harris, C Clarson

2007 – 2009
Health Canada
CIRCLE: The Canadian First Nations Diabetes Clinical Management Evaluation Study
Principal investigator: SB Harris
Co-investigator: AJG Hanley, B Zinman

2006 – 2010
sanofi-aventis
Advancing INSIGHT Methods in General Practice (AIM@GP) National study to evaluate CME strategies for insulin initiation in family practice
Principal investigators: SB Harris, H Gerstein, J-F Yale
Co-investigators:E Dempsey, J Stewart, L Dolovich, L Berard, S Webster-Bogaert

2006 – 2011
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project: Understanding and Addressing Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Associated Complications in Aboriginal Canadians
Principal investigator: A Hanley
Co-investigators: B Zinman, SB Harris, M Mamakeesick, J McKay, T Wolever

2006 – 2008 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Equity in Waiting Time to See a Specialist in Southwestern Ontario (E-WAITS) Study
Principal investigators: M Stewart, AS Thind
Co-investigators: DG Manuel, GJ Reid, SB Harris, JB Brown

2006
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Review of Literature on the Current State of Diabetes Research and
Funding in the Canadian Aboriginal Populations
Principal investigator: S.B. Harris

2005 – 2008
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Sandy-Lake School-Based Primary Prevention Program
Principal investigator: S.B. Harris
Co-investigators: B Zinman, AJG Hanley, M He

2005 – 2007
Eli Lilly Canada. Lilly Neuroscience Solution for Wellness Educational Fund
Diabetes Screening, Risk Management and Disease Management in a High-Risk Mental Health Population
Principal investigators: S.B. Harris, D Haslam

2005 – 2007
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Operating grant
Childhood Overweight and Obesity Management: Physicians’ Views, Practices, Perceived Barriers and Needs
Principal investigators: M He, SB Harris, L Peche

2004 – 2009
GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Canadian Normoglycemia Outcome Evaluation (CANOE)
Principal investigators: SB Harris, B Zinman
Co-investigators: H Gerstein, K Young, AJ Hanley

2004 – 2006
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario Primary Health Care Transition Fund
Diabetes Screening, Risk Management and Disease Management in a High-Risk Mental Health Population – An Evaluation Project
Principal investigators: SB Harris, DHaslam
Co-investigators: B Lent, K Diaz, W Parsons, M Petrenko, M Hurtubise, B Harvey, B Mitchell

2004 – 2005
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Pilot Project grant in Excellence, Innovation and Advancement in the Study of Obesity and Healthy Body Weight Pilot Towards Understanding the Factors Contributing to Screen-Related Sedentary Behaviours in School-Aged Children
Principal investigators: M He, SB Harris
Co-investigator: L Piche

2004 – 2005
Canadian Diabetes Association, The Charles H. Best Trust Fund
Genetic Determinants of Diabetes Complications in Aboriginal Canadians 
Principal investigator: RB Hegele
Co-investigators: AJG Hanley, SB Harris, B Zinman, M Mamakeesick

2004 – 2005
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Diabetes Intervention Refinement, Evaluation and Community Pilot Testing (DIRECT 2)
Principal investigator: SB Harris
Co-investigators: B Zinman, AJG Hanley, K Young

 

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