Abi Sriharan

D.Phil (University of Oxford)
MSc (University of Oxford)
BSc (Hons) (University of Toronto)

Research Interests

Dr. Sriharan is an award winning evaluation research scientist. She has led numerous program evaluation and implementation research studies on behalf of governments, professional societies and non-governmental organizations. Her current research interest lies in the area of physician burnout and health systems leadership.

Professional Interests

Dr. Sriharan is a leader in the area of physician wellness and physician leadership. She has designed and led physician leadership and wellness programs including in Canada, USA, China, Japan, Israel, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Brazil. Botswana, Thailand. She is a board certified coach and accredited at the PCC level by the International Coach Federation. She provides coaching to physician leaders and executives on areas such as leadership, wellness, transitions and retirement.

She is an international expert in medical education and curriculum design. She has led curriculum renewal, faculty development and accreditation readiness initiatives on behalf of medical schools in Canada, USA and globally.


Dr. Abi Sriharan has over fifteen years of experience in health care and higher education as an award-winning health care organizational behavior researcher, professor, senior executive, certified leadership coach and educator. Her research has informed and influenced health systems and higher education transformation initiatives in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Israel, Dubai, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, and Argentina.

She has designed and led several award-winning leadership training programs locally and internationally.

Dr Sriharan’s research on trust, motivation, cooperation and leadership development has been published in such journals as Academic Medicine, Journal of Continuing Education in the health Professions, Health Systems and Reform, Medical Teacher, and, Conflict and Health.

Visiting Professorships/ Scholar

  • The University of Toronto
  • Harvard University
  • University of Oxford
  • McMaster University
  • University of Sheffield
  • York University
  • Queens University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • The President’s Award of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions
  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement of the University of Oxford
  • Innovation in Medical Education Research Award from the Global Alliance for Medical Education