PLP would like to welcome Dr. Sonia Butalia as our new Medical Director, Implementation Science Scholarship and Specialty Engagement.
Dr. Sonia Butalia is a Clinician-Scientist in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Her research interests are in innovative tools and strategies to improve diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in the community. She is the recipient of awards from Diabetes Canada (2018), Hypertension Canada (2020, team award), the Department of Medicine (2021), the Libin Cardiovascular Institute (2021) and is the recipient of the Diabetes Canada/CIHR Young Scientist Award (2022). Her award-winning program of work importantly engages and is informed by people (i.e., patient partners), health care providers and decision makers.
She is a co-author of several national guidelines in diabetes and high blood pressure (i.e., hypertension) and has contributed to several textbooks. She also teaches at the University of Calgary’s medical school, supervises graduate and medical trainees, and was awarded a Gold Star Resident Teaching Award for her contributions.