Andreas Laupacis


Executive Director, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


I have a longstanding and broad interest in clinical epidemiology,  health services research, health policy and (most recently) patient involvement in research and health care. I am editor of Healthy Debate, a website about health care, and have started a photo journalism website called Faces of Health Care.


Recent Publications

  1. Lechelt, LA, Rieger, JM, Cowan, K, Debenham, BJ, Krewski, B, Nayar, S et al.. Top 10 research priorities in head and neck cancer: Results of an Alberta priority setting partnership of patients, caregivers, family members, and clinicians. Head Neck. 2017; :. doi: 10.1002/hed.24998. PubMed PMID:29149525 .
  2. Jones, J, Bhatt, J, Avery, J, Laupacis, A, Cowan, K, Basappa, N et al.. The kidney cancer research priority-setting partnership: Identifying the top 10 research priorities as defined by patients, caregivers, and expert clinicians. Can Urol Assoc J. 2017; :. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.4590. PubMed PMID:29106364 .
  3. Srikanthan, A, Mai, H, Penner, N, Amir, E, Laupacis, A, Sabharwal, M et al.. Impact of the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review on provincial concordance with respect to cancer drug funding decisions and time to funding. Curr Oncol. 2017;24 (5):295-301. doi: 10.3747/co.24.3648. PubMed PMID:29089796 PubMed Central PMC5659150.
  4. Yarnell, CJ, Fu, L, Manuel, D, Tanuseputro, P, Stukel, T, Pinto, R et al.. Association Between Immigrant Status and End-of-Life Care in Ontario, Canada. JAMA. 2017;318 (15):1479-1488. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.14418. PubMed PMID:28973088 .
  5. Tan, NS, Ali, SH, Lebovic, G, Mamdani, M, Laupacis, A, Yan, AT et al.. Temporal Trends in Use of Composite End Points in Major Cardiovascular Randomized Clinical Trials in Prominent Medical Journals. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017;10 (10):. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.003753. PubMed PMID:28954803 .
  6. Khan, N, Bacon, SL, Khan, S, Perlmutter, S, Gerlinsky, C, Dermer, M et al.. Hypertension management research priorities from patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers: A report from the Hypertension Canada Priority Setting Partnership Group. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017;19 (11):1063-1069. doi: 10.1111/jch.13091. PubMed PMID:28944609 .
  7. Sharp, JR, Maguire, JL, Carsley, S, Abdullah, K, Chen, Y, Perrin, EM et al.. Temperament Is Associated With Outdoor Free Play in Young Children: A TARGet Kids! Study. Acad Pediatr. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2017.08.006. PubMed PMID:28842293 .
  8. McAlister, FA, Laupacis, A, Armstrong, PW. Finding the right balance between precision medicine and personalized care. CMAJ. 2017;189 (33):E1065-E1068. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170107. PubMed PMID:28827437 PubMed Central PMC5566606.
  9. Aglipay, M, Birken, CS, Parkin, PC, Loeb, MB, Thorpe, K, Chen, Y et al.. Effect of High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Wintertime Vitamin D Supplementation on Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Young Healthy Children. JAMA. 2017;318 (3):245-254. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.8708. PubMed PMID:28719693 .
  10. Vaillancourt, S, Seaton, MB, Schull, MJ, Cheng, AHY, Beaton, DE, Laupacis, A et al.. Patients' Perspectives on Outcomes of Care After Discharge From the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2017;70 (5):648-658.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.05.034. PubMed PMID:28712607 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • 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, Healthy Debate
  • Board Chair, Health Quality Ontario
  • Canada Research Chair in Health Policy and Citizen Engagement, Government of Canada
  • Clinical Specialty General internal medicine, with a special interest in palliative care