Sharon Walmsley, MD, is the Director of Clinical Research, Immunodeficiency Clinic, Toronto Hospital, University Health Network and a Professor, University of Toronto Department of Medicine. She is a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and the Co- Chair of the CIHR- Canadian HIV Trials Network.
She is actively involved in the design, conduct and analysis of many clinical trials, including trials in HIV therapy; prophylaxis and treatment of opportunistic infections, and management of the complications of treatment. She has had a longstanding and strong interest in gender differences in infectious diseases and specifically in HIV in women. She has been an advocate of gender specific analysis of clinical trials of antiretroviral therapy. She is a co-investigator of the Canadian Women's HIV Study group which is currently evaluating the HPV vaccine in HIV infected women and girls, she is co-chair of the International workshop on HIV and women which is dedicated to research in HIV infected women, and a member of CHIWOS, a study of women centered care in HIV.
She holds numerous peer-reviewed publications and research awards related to clinical trials in HIV. She is the recipient of a Chair in HIV Clinical Management and Aging from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. In June 2017, she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for my contributions in HIV Research especially related to advancing therapy for women, and mentoring young female investigators.