Faculty Members

Dr. Denise Campbell-Scherer

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Associate Dean of the Office of Lifelong Learning and Physician Learning Program
Department of Family Medicine
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About Me

Dr. Denise Campbell-Scherer is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and the Associate Dean of the Office of Lifelong Learning and Physician Learning Program at the University of Alberta. She completed Medical School at the University of Toronto in 2000 and her residency in family medicine at McMaster University. She has worked in rural Northern Canada, the University of Michigan, and the University of Alberta as a family physician, with extensive experience in residency education. With a background in evidence-based clinical practice, she has been active internationally in education of multidisciplinary learners and is an Associate Editor of BMJ, Evidence-Based Medicine (http://ebm.bmj.com).

Dr. Campbell-Scherer’s research focuses on innovations to transform clinical practice which result in change of benefit to patients, providers and the healthcare system. She heads an interdisciplinary research team, The 5As Team Program, which aims to improve the primary care of patients living with obesity. In addition, she has been an active co-lead and co-investigator on several large national and provincial research grants including BETTER, BETTER2, and BETTERWISE projects (www.better-program.ca) that are seeking to transform primary prevention and screening of multiple conditions in diverse regions of Canada.



Research

Active Grants

  • 2018-2022, Co-Applicant. J. Grimshaw, S. Bhatia, S. Dowling, A. Hall, P. Parfrey, J. Presseau, M. Taljaard, PI's. De-implementing low value care: a research program of the Choosing Wisely Canada Implementation Research Network. Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant. Total Funding: $1,500,000.
  • 2018-2021, Designated Knowledge User, with M. Griever, F. Burge, NM. Ivers, AG. Singer, PA. OBrien, S. Dahrouge, MT. Lussier, M. Twohig, NA. Drummond, DP. Manca. SPIDER-NET, A structured process informed by data, evidence, and research-network: An apporach to support primary care practices in optimizing the management of patients with complex needs. CIHR, SPOR PIHCIN, Total Funding: $249,988.
  • 2016-2021, Collaborative Co-Lead with D. Manca, E. Grunfeld, M. Shea-Budgell, K. Aubrey-Bassler. Building on Existing Tools to Improve Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening in Primary Care for Wellness of Cancer Survivors and Patients: the BETTERWISE project. AIHS CPRO: Total funding: $2,705,822.
  • 2017-2019, Collaborative Co-Lead with DE Nease. AHRQ R13 Grant Healthcare Effectiveness Outcomes Research Group, NAPCRG National Practice Based Research Network Conferences. Total Funding: $105,000 USD.
  • 2016-2018, Lead. Using human-centred design to support personalized obesity prevention and management. Canadian Institutes for Health Research (Strategy for patient-oriented research (SPOR)- Patient collaboration grant). Total funding: $25,000. 
  • 2016-2018, Collaborative Co-Lead with A. Sharma. Improving Obesity Management Training in Family Medicine. Novo Nordisk-unrestricted educational grant. Total Funding: $86,937.
  • 2015-2018, Co-Investigator. D. Klein, PI. CHANGE Cancer Alberta. Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund Innovation Stream.Total Funding: $1,218,351.
  • 2016-2018, Co-Applicant. D. Marshall, J. Cibere, S. Teare PI’s. Building Partnerships to Improve Care of Early Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: Co-developing a Risk Management Tool. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Knowledge to Action Grant. Total Funding: $200,000.

Completed Grants

  • 2017, Lead. Meeting Grant. Developing international partnerships for improving obesity prevention & management training in primary care. Worldwide Universities Network AB unit & the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta. Total Funding: $7500.
  • 2016-2017, Co-Principal Investigator with T. Luig. Implementation of Complex Interventions: Understanding the Interactions Between Implementation Process, Context, and Outcomes in the 5As Team Intervention Study. Northern Alberta Family Medicine Fund. $5000.
  • 2013-2017, Collaborative Co-Lead with A. Sharma, S. Fielding. Implementation and Validation of the “5As framework of obesity management” in primary care, Alberta Innovates- Health Solutions CRIO. Total Funding: $748,500.
  • 2015-2016, Co-Investigator. CHANGE Cancer Alberta. D. Klein, PI. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), PA: INMD Start-up Funds (Clinicians and New Investigators).Total Funding: $100,000.
  • 2014-2016, Principal Applicant. Relationship between depression and diabetes in primary care in Canada. Northern Alberta Family Medicine Fund NAAFP Grants.Total Funding: $5,000.
  • 2014-2016, Co-Applicant. O. Babenko, PI. Explorations of resident self-assessment, performance, and overall perceptions of utility of the academic benchmarking exam. Northern Alberta Family Medicine Fund NAAFP Grant.Total Funding: $2,500.
  • 2015, Collaborative Co-Lead with A. Sharma, K. Courneya. The 5As Team Cancer (5AsT-C) Program: Improving Cancer Prevention and Cancer Survivor Wellness by Improving Obesity Management in Primary Care. AIHS CPRO LOI Competition. Total Funding: $8051.
  • 2015, Collaborative Co-Lead with D. Manca, E. Grunfeld, M. Shea-Budgell, K. Aubrey-Bassler. Building on Existing Tools to Improve Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening in Primary Care for Wellness of Cancer Survivors and Patients: the BETTERWISE project. AIHS CPRO LOI Competition. Total funding: $9900.
  • 2014-2015, Co-Investigator. D. Klein, D. Heyland, PI's. Promoting Health of Older Adults through CHANGE Technology Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Catalyst Grant: eHealth Innovations and Aging: Total Funding: $92,112.
  • 2014-2015, Co-Investigator. D. Klein, PI. An evaluation of the CHANGE lifestyle intervention in primary care: a Co-Investigator multicenter cluster randomized trial. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Bridging Funding Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes.Total Funding: $100,000.
  • 2012-2014, Co-Investigator. D. Manca, E. Grunfeld, PI's. BETTER2 Project (“Building on Existing Tools to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening in Family Practice” – focusing on remote, rural, and urban Canadian communities). Canadian Partnership Against Cancer CLASP. Total Funding: $1,499,981.
  • 2011-2013, Co-Investigator. N. Oelke, PI. Developing an Alberta/BC Research Team to Address a Research Agenda in Chronic Disease Management. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team Planning Grant. Total Funding: $19,525.
  • 2009-2012, Co-Investigator. D. Manca, E. Grunfeld, PI's. Building on existing tools to improve chronic disease prevention and screening in family practice: The BETTER Project. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Coalitions Linking Action & Science Prevention, Total Funding: $2,361,058.

 



Research Keywords

chronic disease management, Multimorbidity, obesity, practice facilitation, practice transformation, RE-AIM, Sustainability