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.
Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jul 21;151(2):93-102
Ahmad F, Hogg-Johnson S, Stewart DE, Skinner HA, Glazier RH, Levinson W
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2009 May-Jun;29(3):183-7
Grace SL, Shanmugasegaram S, Gravely-Witte S, Brual J, Suskin N, Stewart DE
Can J Cardiol. 2009 Apr;25(4):e96-9
Kayaniyil S, Leung YW, Suskin N, Stewart DE, Grace SL
World Psychiatry. 2009 Feb;8(1):45-8
Stewart DE, Venos E, Ashraf IJ
Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2009 Jul;22(4):396-400
Vigod SN, Stewart DE
Complement Ther Med. 2008 Oct;16(5):254-61
Leung YW, Tamim H, Stewart DE, Arthur HM, Grace SL
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Feb;18(2):209-16
Grace SL, Gravely-Witte S, Kayaniyil S, Brual J, Suskin N, Stewart DE
BMJ. 2009;338:a3064
Dennis CL, Hodnett E, Kenton L, Weston J, Zupancic J, Stewart DE, Kiss A
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2008 Oct;15(5):548-56
Grace SL, Gravely-Witte S, Brual J, Monette G, Suskin N, Higginson L, Alter DA, Stewart DE

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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