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Diana Sherifali


Career Development – Diabetes Nurse Scientist
Dr. Sherifali is the inaugural holder of the Heather M. Arthur Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences Chair in Inter-Professional Health Research at McMaster University. I am a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, at McMaster University. I also completed a 3-yr Post-Doctoral Heart and Stroke Fellowship, examining the impact of community-based self-management interventions on diabetes and its complications.  

Diabetes Health Services Research – Diabetes Coaching & Technology-enabled Diabetes Self-Management  
Dr. Sherifali’ s health services research has focused on co-designing, evaluating, and implementing diabetes interventions to support patients and health care providers. Starting in my Post-Doc, I have explored the role of coaching through pilot studies, community-based studies, and evidence syntheses. Since 2014, I have co-designed, implemented and/or evaluated technology solutions to support individuals living with type 2 diabetes, collaborating with industry and academic leaders in digital diabetes self-management.  

McMaster Evidence Review & Synthesis Team 
Dr. Sherifali is the Lead of the McMaster Evidence Review & Synthesis Team (MERST). MERST produces high-quality systematic reviews/meta-analyses which are the bedrock of evidence-based healthcare. Our work includes evidence syntheses and guidelines to support informed decision-making for healthcare providers and decision-makers, to improve the health and social care of various populations. To date, we have worked with a variety of partners and stakeholders.  


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