Dr. Moira Stewart PhD, is a Distinguished University Professor at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at Western University and the Dr. Brian W. Gilbert Canada Research Chair in Primary Health Care Research. 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 contributes to 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 received the James Mackenzie Medal of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2004), The College of Family Physicians of Canada Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award (2007), the Martin J. Bass Recognition Award, Department of Family Medicine (2008), is Co-recipient of the Dean’s Award of Excellence – Team Award at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (2010), Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2010), Recipient of 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) and The College of Family Physicians of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research (2012).

Professional and Academic Experience

2002 - present Chair, Tier 2 CRC in Medical Health Informatics, Interfaculty Search Committee, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
2013 - 2014 Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, Annals of Family Medicine
2003 - 2005 President, North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)



Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics - Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Brian W. Gilbert Canada Research Chair in Primary Health Care Research

Administrative Support

Evelyn Levy


Research Interest Area 

Health services research and health care delivery

Research Overview

Dr. Stewart conducts clinical and health services research in the domain of Primary Health Care.  Her clinical research with family physicians, primary health care nurses and other health care providers focuses on two broad topics: effectiveness study of the patient-centered clinical method; and studies of symptoms.  Her health services research assesses the effectiveness of innovations in primary health care addressing two main issues: lack of integration/coordination of services; and patients with multimorbidity.


Primary health care, Health services research, Patient/physicians communication, Epidemiology