Academic Faculty

D-Campbell-Scherer

Denise Campbell-Scherer, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP

Associate Professor

Medicine & Dentistry

Family Medicine

About Me


Denise L. Campbell-Scherer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, and a practicing family physician, researcher and teacher. She is co-Lead with Dr. Arya Sharma for the “Implementation and validation of the 5As framework of obesity in primary care: the 5As Team (5AsT) project.” The goal of the study is to increase the quality and quantity of obesity management in primary care by using the 5AsT intervention to change provider behaviour. Dr. Campbell-Scherer’s research focuses on innovations to transform clinical practice and result in change of benefit to patients, providers and the healthcare system. She has been active in the 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. In addition, she is a Co-Investigator and part of the Steering Committee for the ACPLF Innovation Stream on CHANGE. Dr. Campbell-Scherer is also an Associate Editor for the journal Evidence-based medicine, BMJ publishing group (http://ebm.bmj.com).


Research

  • 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
  • 2013 – 2016, 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, 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: $8051.00
  • 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: $9900.00
  • 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
  • 2015 – 2018, Co-Investigator. CHANGE Cancer Alberta. D. Klein PI. Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund Innovation Stream.Total Funding: $1,218,351
  • 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 Co-Applicant. 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
  • 2014 – 2015 Co-Investigator. Promoting Health of Older Adults through CHANGE Technology Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Catalyst Grant: eHealth Innovations and Aging: Total Funding: $92,112
  • 2014/3 – 2015/2 Co-Investigator. 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
  • 2012/10 – 2014/9 Co-Investigator. 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. 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. 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


Teaching