Andreas Laupacis


Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Laupacis is not taking any summer students.

I have a longstanding  interest in clinical epidemiology,  health services research, health policy and  patient involvement in research and health care. I was the founder of Healthy Debate and am currently Editor in Chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


Recent Publications

  1. Matukas, LM, Dhalla, IA, Laupacis, A. Aggressively find, test, trace and isolate to beat COVID-19. CMAJ. 2020; :. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202120. PubMed PMID:32907821 .
  2. Murthy, S, Fowler, RA, Laupacis, A. How Canada can better embed randomized trials into clinical care. CMAJ. 2020;192 (32):E928-E929. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.201764. PubMed PMID:32732228 .
  3. Gunaseelan, V, Parkin, PC, Wahi, G, Birken, CS, Maguire, JL, Macarthur, C et al.. Maternal ethnicity and iron status in early childhood in Toronto, Canada: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2020;4 (1):e000635. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000635. PubMed PMID:32509978 PubMed Central PMC7254107.
  4. Mighton, C, Carlsson, L, Clausen, M, Casalino, S, Shickh, S, McCuaig, L et al.. Quality of life drives patients' preferences for secondary findings from genomic sequencing. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2020;28 (9):1178-1186. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0640-x. PubMed PMID:32424322 .
  5. Vanderhout, SM, Aglipay, M, Birken, C, Li, P, O'Connor, DL, Thorpe, K et al.. Cow's Milk Fat Obesity pRevention Trial (CoMFORT): a primary care embedded randomised controlled trial protocol to determine the effect of cow's milk fat on child adiposity. BMJ Open. 2020;10 (5):e035241. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035241. PubMed PMID:32385063 PubMed Central PMC7228521.
  6. Vyas, MV, Laupacis, A, Austin, PC, Fang, J, Silver, FL, Kapral, MK et al.. Association Between Immigration Status and Acute Stroke Care: A Retrospective Study. Stroke. 2020;51 (5):1555-1562. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.027791. PubMed PMID:32279618 .
  7. Patrick, K, Stanbrook, MB, Laupacis, A. Social distancing to combat COVID-19: We are all on the front line. CMAJ. 2020;192 (19):E516-E517. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200606. PubMed PMID:32269019 PubMed Central PMC7234265.
  8. Verma, AA, Guo, Y, Jung, HY, Laupacis, A, Mamdani, M, Detsky, AS et al.. Physician-level variation in clinical outcomes and resource use in inpatient general internal medicine: an observational study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010425. PubMed PMID:32220936 .
  9. Vaillancourt, S, Cullen, JD, Dainty, KN, Inrig, T, Laupacis, A, Linton, D et al.. PROM-ED: Development and Testing of a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for Emergency Department Patients Who Are Discharged Home. Ann Emerg Med. 2020;76 (2):219-229. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.12.023. PubMed PMID:32173134 .
  10. McKeen, DM, Banfield, JC, McIsaac, DI, McVicar, J, McGavin, C, Earle, MA et al.. Top ten priorities for anesthesia and perioperative research: a report from the Canadian Anesthesia Research Priority Setting Partnership. Can J Anaesth. 2020;67 (6):641-654. doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01607-6. PubMed PMID:32157588 PubMed Central PMC7214488.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Editor in Chief, Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • Senior Fellow, Massey College in the University of Toronto
  • Clinical Specialty: general internal medicine, with a special interest in palliative care (retired)