Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science
PhD - 2001
Sherry L. Grace, PhD, FCCS holds her primary appointment as Full Professor in the Faculty of Health at York University. She is also appointed at the University Health Network, University of Toronto, as Sr. Scientist with Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Prevention Program, and is a member of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.
Prof. Grace’s research centers on optimizing post-acute cardiovascular care globally, as well as cardiac psychology. She has published over 200 papers, and authored clinical practice guidelines. She led the development of the pan-Canadian quality indicators for cardiac rehabilitation, as well as national policy positions on systematic referral and utilization interventions.
Prof. Grace has earned awards from the American and Canadian Associations of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, among other societies. Finally, she was instrumental in the development of the International Council on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, serving on the Executive Board since inception.
Pesah, E.*, Supervia, M., Turk-Adawi, K., & Grace, S.L. (2017). A review of cardiac rehabilitation delivery around the world. Progress in CVD; 60:267-280.
Moghei, M.*, Turk-Adawi, K., Isaranuwatchai, W., Sarrafzadegan, N., Oh, P., Chessex, C., & Grace, S.L. (2017). Cardiac rehabilitation costs. International Journal of Cardiology;244:322-32.
Sumner, J., Grace, S.L. & Doherty, P. (2016). Cardiac rehabilitation utilization in England: Results from the National Audit. Journal of the American Heart Association. Oct 21;5(10). pii:e003903.
Turk-Adawi, K., Sarrafzadegan, N., & Grace, S.L. (2014). Global availability of cardiac rehabilitation. Nature Reviews: Cardiology, 11(10): 586-596. October.
Samayoa, L.*, Grace, S.L., Gravely, S., Benz Scott, L., Marzolini, S. & Colella, T. (2014). Sex differences in cardiac rehabilitation enrolment: A meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 30: 793-800. August.
Grace, S.L., Bennett, S.*, Ardern, C.I., & Clark, A.M. (2014). Cardiac rehabilitation series: Canada. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 56(5): 530-535. March/April.
Grace, S.L., Warburton, D.E.R., Stone, J.A., Sanderson, B., Oldridge, N., Jones, J., Wong, N., & Buckley, J.P. (2013). International charter on cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation: A call for action. JCRP, 33(2):128-31. March/April. http://journals.lww.com/jcrjournal/Fulltext/2013/03000/International_Charter_on_Cardiovascular_Prevention.10.aspx
Polyzotis, P.*, Suskin, N., Unsworth, K., Reid, R., Jamnik, V., Parsons, C., & Grace, S.L. (2013). Primary care provider receipt of cardiac rehabilitation discharge summaries: Are they getting what they want to promote long-term risk reduction? Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, 6:83-89. January.
Grace, S.L., Arthur, H.M., Chan, S., Cyr, C., Dafoe, W., Martin, J., Oh, P., Suskin, N., & Chessex, C. (2011). Systematizing Inpatient Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation 2010: Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Canadian Cardiovascular Society Joint Position Paper. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 27(2), 192-199. March/April. 10.1016/j.cjca.2010.12.007 and Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 31(3): E1-E7. http://journals.lww.com/jcrjournal/Abstract/publishahead/Systematizing_Inpatient_Referral_to_Cardiac.99909.aspx
Grace, S.L., Russell, K.*, Reid, R., Oh, P., Anand, S., Rush, J., Williamson, K., Gupta, M., Alter, D.A., & Stewart D.E. (2011). Effect of cardiac rehabilitation referral strategies on utilization rates: A prospective, controlled study. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171(3), 235-241.
Other Research Outputs
Oh, P., Cyr, C., Grace, S.L., Naidoo, K., Shin, AM., Strong, M., & Suskin, N. (2009). Practice models for cardiac rehabilitation. Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Knowledge into Action (3nd Ed). Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation. https://cacpr.wildapricot.org/Guidelines-for-Students
Cardiac Rehabilitation Barriers Scale http://www.yorku.ca/sgrace/crbarriersscale.html
Grace, S.L., Turk-Adawi, K.I., Contractor, A., Atrey, A., Campbell, N., Derman, W., Ghisi, G.M.G.*, Hu, D., Mendis, S., Oh, P., Oldridge, N., Sarkar, B., & Yeo, T.J., Lopez, F., & Sarrafzadegan, N. (2016). Consensus statement: Cardiac rehabilitation delivery model for low-resource settings. Heart;102:1449-1455 (available on guideline clearinghouses http://www.ecri.org and http://psychu.org)
Certification program to train healthcare providers and trainees on how to deliver each core component in above low-resource model: http://globalcardiacrehab.com/training-opportunities/certification/
Grace, S.L., Poirier, P., Norris, C.M., Oakes, G., Somanader, D.*, & Suskin, N. (2014). Pan-Canadian development of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention quality indicators. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 30(8): 945-948. http://www.ccs.ca/images/Health_Policy/Quality-Project/Indicator_CR.pdf
University Health Network -Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Sr. Scientist, Cardiorespiratory Fitness Team
University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Health, & Disease Program, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
University Health Network – Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Chair, Cardiac Rehabilitation / Secondary Prevention Indicators Chapter Working Group, Canadian Cardiovascular Society
International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
Leadership Prize (Best Manuscript in Women's Health Issues), Jacob’s Institute of Women’s Health - 2003
Journal Paper Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine - 2008
New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research - 2007
Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology, American Psychological Association - 2010
Leadership Award - Knowledge Translation, Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation - 2012
Fellow, Canadian Cardiovascular Society - 2016
Established Investigator Award, American Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation - 2018
Terry Kavanagh Lecture, Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation - 2018
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated
Developing and evaluating cardiac rehabilitation programs for low and middle-income countries.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $434,000
Year Funded: 2012
Funded by: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):
CV of Sherry L Grace