Sherry L Grace

Professor

Sr. Scientist

Locations / Contact Info:

368 BC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 22364

Email address(es):

sgrace@yorku.ca

Web site(s):

PubMed Search for Grace SL Publications
My UHN Lab Website
YorkU Website

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science

Degrees

PhD - 2001

Biography

Sherry L. Grace, PhD, FCCS, FAACVPR, CRFC 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 KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Prevention Program, and is Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation Research with the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

Prof. Grace’s research centers on optimizing post-acute cardiovascular care globally, as well as outcomes (including mental health). She has published ~250 papers which have been cited ~10,000 times (h-index=53), and authored clinical practice guidelines internationally. She led the development of the Canadian quality indicators for cardiac rehabilitation, as well as 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. She has worked with the World Health Organization. Finally, she was instrumental in the development of the International Council on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, serving on the Executive Board since inception.

Selected Publications

Turk-Adawi, K., Supervia, M., Lopez Jimenez, F., Pesah, E.*, Rongjing, D., Britto, R., Bjarnason-Wehrens, B., Derman, W., Abreu, A., Babu, A., Santos, C.,  Khiong, J.S., Cuenza, L., Yeo, T.J., Scantlebury, D.,  Andersen, K., Gonzalez, G., Giga, V., Vulic, D., Vataman, E., Cliff, J., Kouidi, E., Yagci, I., Kim, C., Benaim, B., Rivas-Estany, E., Fernandez, R., Radi, B., Gaita, D., Simon, A., Chen, S.Y., Roxburgh, B. Castillo Martin, J., Maskhulia, L., Burdiat, G., Salmon, R., Lomelí, R., Sadeghi, M., Sovova, E., Hautala, A., Tamuleviciute-Prasciene, E., Ambrosetti, M., Neubeck, L., Asher, E., Kemps, H., Eysymontt, Z., Farsky, S., Hayward, J., Prescott, E., Dawkes, S., Santibanez, C., Zeballos, C., Pavy, B., Kiessling, A., Sarrafzadegan, N., Baer, C., Thomas, R., Hu, D., & Grace, S.L. (2019). Cardiac rehabilitation availability and density around the globe. EClinicalMedicine;13:31-45. 



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.



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., 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

Grace, S.L. (2020). Outcomes assessment and utilization. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines (6th Ed). J. Ehrman & P. Savage. (Eds). Human Kinetics. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Barriers Scale https://sgrace.info.yorku.ca/cr-barriers-scale/crbs-use-and-citation-information/

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://ccs.ca/en/ccs-data-definitions-quality-indicators#Cardiac-Rehabilitation

Accredited, evidence-based, free, open-access online course for healthcare providers on how to encourage inpatients to participate in cardiac rehabilitation: http://learnonthego.ca/Courses/promoting_patient_participation_in_CR/story_html5.html

Affiliations

University Health Network -KITE, 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
Research Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Partnerships

International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Service/Community Activities

International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
Chair

Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Member, Cardiac Rehabilitation / Secondary Prevention Indicators Chapter Working Group, Canadian Cardiovascular Society

World Health Organization
Member, Package of Rehabilitation Interventions, Ischemic Heart Disease, Technical Working Group and Development Group

Awards

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

Fellow, American Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation - 2019

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research