Donna E Stewart, CM, MD, FRCPC

Women's Health
Our program examines factors related to the content and context of women's health and disease, locally, nationally and internationally. We employ both quantitative and qualitative methods to undertake research projects related to clinical care, violence against women, population health, women’s mental health, multicultural health, knowledge translation, health policy and health services accountability.

Ongoing projects include intimate partner violence and health, resilience, depression, international health, women’s mental health, multicultural health, menopause and postmenopause, perinatal health, and physician stress and behaviour.

Psychosomatic Medicine
We are interested in the psychosocial effects of illness and coping strategies, and how these affect outcomes in chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and organ failure. Projects focus on osteoporosis, information and decisional preferences in women, survivorship, cardiovascular disease, stroke and aging in women.

Policy, Education and Career Development
We are interested in public and professional education, health services, policy development in women's health, gender aspects of career development, service accountability, mental health and violence policies, guidelines and curricula.
Can J Cardiol. 2012 Jul-Aug;28(4):490-6
Gravely S, Reid RD, Oh P, Ross H, Stewart DE, Grace SL, Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Continuity Through Automatic Referral Evaluation (CRCARE) Investigators
Can J Cardiol. 2012 Jul-Aug;28(4):483-9
Gravely S, Ginsburg L, Stewart DE, Mak S, Grace SL, Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Continuity Through Automatic Referral Evaluation (CRCARE) Investigators
Trauma Violence Abuse. 2012 Jan;13(1):30-40
Sheehan KA, Thakor S, Stewart DE
N Engl J Med. 2011 Oct 27;365(17):1605-11
Stewart DE
Clin Rehabil. 2012 Feb;26(2):152-64
Shanmugasegaram S, Gagliese L, Oh P, Stewart DE, Brister SJ, Chan V, Grace SL
Can J Psychiatry. 2011 Aug;56(8):481-9
Lin E, Diaz-Granados N, Stewart DE, Bierman AS
Psychosomatics. 2011 May-Jun;52(3):199-209
Stewart DE, Yuen T
Psychiatr Serv. 2011 May;62(5):516-24
Diaz-Granados N, McDermott S, Wang F, Posada-Villa J, Saavedra J, Rondon MB, Desmeules M, Dorado L, Torres Y, Stewart DE
Arch Intern Med. 2011 Feb 14;171(3):235-41
Grace SL, Russell KL, Reid RD, Oh P, Anand S, Rush J, Williamson K, Gupta M, Alter DA, Stewart DE, Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Continuity Through Automatic Referral Evaluation (CRCARE) Investigators
Arch Womens Ment Health. 2011 Apr;14(2):159-68
Vigod SN, Kurdyak PA, Stewart DE, Gnam WH, Goering PN



Member, Order of Canada
University Professor, University of Toronto
Inaugural Chair, Women's Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto
Head of Research and Academic Development, UHN Centre for Mental Health
Member, Graduate Faculty and IMS, University of Toronto
Past President, International Association for Women's Mental Health
Past Member, CIHR Institutional Advisory Board for Gender, Sex and Health
Advisor, World Health Organization, Women's Health
Representative, UN EcoSoc and Commission on the Status of Women