Donna E. Stewart, MD


Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street – EN 7 – 229
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4
Tel: (416) 340-3846
Fax: (416) 340-4185
donna.stewart [at] (Email)

Areas of Expertise

Women's health, international health, multicultural health, women's health education, women's mental health, information needs and decisional preferences and psychological reaction to physical illness.


Dr. Donna Stewart is the Lillian Love Chair in Women's Health at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto, where she is responsible for research education, policy, and health service delivery for women's health. She is a University Professor with appointments in the Faculty of Medicine in the Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics/ Gynaecology, Medicine, Anaesthesia, Family and Community Medicine, and Surgery at the University of Toronto. She has 16 active research grants and has published over 200 articles in peer-reviews journals.

Dr. Stewart's research interests are in women's health, women's health education, women's mental health, international women's health, social determinants of health, psychological aspects of reproductive health and physical illness such as heart disease and cancer. In the mental health field, she has looked at depression across the life cycle, psychosomatic obstetrics and gynecology as well as the psychological aspects of physical illness. Her work also addresses violence against women in Canadian and immigrant women. She has conducted research on public health and policy aspects of women's health (antenatal and postpartum care, violence, trafficking, drug safety and international health) which have had a major impact on public policy.

She has supervised graduate students in medicine, psychiatry, psychology, public health, information services, and nursing at the PhD, MD, Masters and postdoc levels. She is a reviewer for CIHR, SSHRC, NIMH, NIH, and a number of other research granting bodies and is a past scientific officer for CIHR. She is on the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Advisory Board. She is associate editor of four medical journals, and deputy-editor of the American Psychiatric Publishing Incorporated. She is author of over 200 scientific papers and 4 books on women's health. She is president of the International Association of Women's Mental Health and Chair of the Section of Women's Mental Health of the World Psychiatric Association. Dr Stewart is also affiliated to: the Center for Global e-Health Innovation, the Centre for International Health, Lewar Center forCardiovascular Research, Joint Center for Bioethics, and the Collaborative Program in Cardiovascular Sciences.

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