Sharon Campbell, PhD
Sharon Campbell, PhD
|Title: Senior Scientist|
|Office. LHN 1726|
Sharon Campbell is a Senior Scientist at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact and a Research Associate Professor in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Sharon has a long history of work in oncology nursing, cancer epidemiology and prevention and health policy research. She received her training at the University of Alberta (Masters in Nursing) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD in Public Health). Following eight years at the Alberta Cancer Board, she moved to Propel (formerly CBRPE) and the University of Waterloo in 1998.
Sharon has extensive research and evaluation experience in the cancer field. She provides leadership for the evaluation of Canadian tobacco cessation quitlines and sits on the board of the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC). Sharon‘s work was instrumental in developing an international Minimal Data Set for evaluating the reach, utilization and effectiveness of tobacco cessation quitlines. The Minimal Data Set, endorsed by the North American Quitline Consortium, is currently in use throughout North America and parts of Europe. She received the 2007 NACQ Leadership Award for this contribution.
Sharon also leads a research program in supportive cancer care, with a focus on instrument development and the impact of volunteer delivered support. Her research has developed and validated instruments for determining the prevalence of, and factors associated with, the unmet needs of cancer survivors and their principal support person.
Sharon and her colleagues across Canada have also adapted and validated instruments that measure the extent to which information and peer support lead to greater empowerment and improved quality of life.
In 2008, Sharon was the recipient of the Oral Health Promotion Award from the Canadian Dental Association for her contribution to the prevention of tobacco related oral diseases and disorders. She conducted the first Canadian study to enhance the role of dental offices in providing tobacco cessation services to patients. As a result of that study, tobacco cessation services became institutionalized as standard dental practice.