Sharon Basaraba

Sharon Basaraba

Medical Journalist

Expertise

Scientific Communications, Longevity

Education

Queen's College

Highlights

Experience

Sharon Basaraba is a former writer for Verywell Mind 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 Mind Editorial Process

Verywell Mind is an award-winning, trusted, and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve your mental health and find balance. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 150 million readers annually.

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

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, therapists, health journalists, and other mental health experts. These individuals are specifically selected for both 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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