Sharon Basaraba

Sharon Basaraba

Senior advisor of scientific communications and engagement, columnist, medical journalist

Expertise

Scientific communications, Longevity

Education

Queen's College

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 young 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 Fit 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 Fit Editorial Process

Verywell Fit is an award-winning online resource that empowers you to reach your diet and fitness goals. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 120 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and aligned with our core values so you can make confident choices for your life.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, fitness coaches, board-certified physicians, and health journalists. 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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