Sonia Butalia, MD, FRCPC, MSc

MD with Honours, University of Toronto
FRCPC, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Internal Medicine
FRCPC, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Endocrinology and Metabolism
MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Calgary

Sonia Butalia MD, FRCPC, MSc

Areas of Research

Tools and Strategies to Improve Diabetes, Cholesterol, and other Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Dr. Sonia Butalia is a Clinician-Scientist in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences. Her research interests are in innovative tools and strategies to improve diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in the community. Her multi-method research program includes epidemiology (i.e., the use of large clinical and administrative data sources), health services research, and pragmatic clinical trials. Her award-winning program of work importantly engages and is informed by people (i.e., patient partners), health care providers and decision makers. She has received funding from the CIHR, Diabetes Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Alberta Health Services.
Transition of Youth with Diabetes from Pediatric to Adult Care
During transition of youth with diabetes from pediatric to adult diabetes care, youth are at high risk for loss to follow up, worsening glycemic control, and increased hospitalizations. She works with youth with diabetes, their families, and interdisciplinary teams to develop, implement and inform best care practices for diabetes transition.

Supervising degrees

Community Health Sciences - Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Community Health Sciences - Doctoral: Unavailable

Working with this supervisor

Dr. Butalia is the looking for dedicated, talented and motivated individuals to join her team from any background.  She is seeking individuals with an interest in quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods research. Future career goals for candidates may include a career in epidemiology or health services research, professional school or in the health care system. If you are interested in joining the team, please email Dr. Butalia with your CV and interests.

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