Sharon Basaraba

Sharon Basaraba

Senior Scientific Communications Advisor for Alberta Health Services

Expertise

Aging, Longevity, Scientific Communications

Education

Queen's University at Kingston

Highlights

As a medical journalist, I have always felt like a translator, deciphering complex scientific material to help people take better care of themselves and their families. Now, that passion for medical research is fueled much closer to home as I raise two daughters and want to remain fit and youthful in mind and spirit for as long as possible."

— Sharon Basaraba

Experience

Sharon Basaraba is a former writer for Verywell Health covering aging. She's spent almost twenty years reporting and producing on medical issues and wellness on regional and national television in Canada. She has a production company based in Calgary, Alberta.

As an award-winning documentary reporter, producer, and anchor, Sharon’s assignments included hosting a national medical news program on CBC Newsworld, Canada’s version of CNN. She's covered breaking research news and profiled people living with chronic conditions. She has also reported in several investigative health policy documentaries, on topics ranging from AIDS and doctor shortages, to cataract surgery and nursing homes, aired across Canada and in the US.

She's currently the nationally-syndicated Longevity columnist for CBC Radio, with regular advice on how to live a longer, better life. Sharon is also scientific communications advisor for Alberta's Tomorrow Project, a major longitudinal study tracking the health of 50,000 Albertans over the next several decades.

Education

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science, Honours degree in biology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Verywell Health Editorial Process

Verywell Health is an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics that matter most to you. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 300 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices about your health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from physicians to medical journalists to patients/patient advocates. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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