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 photojournalism website called Faces of Health Care.

Please note: Dr. Laupacis is not taking any summer students in 2017.

Recent Publications

  1. Lavigne, M, Birken, CS, Maguire, JL, Straus, S, Laupacis, A. Priority setting in paediatric preventive care research. Arch. Dis. Child. 2017; :. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-312284. PubMed PMID:28404552 .
  2. Taglione, MS, Ahmad, H, Slater, M, Aliarzadeh, B, Glazier, RH, Laupacis, A et al.. Development of a preliminary essential medicines list for Canada. CMAJ Open. ;5 (1):E137-E143. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160122. PubMed PMID:28401130 PubMed Central PMC5378503.
  3. Dainty, KN, Seaton, B, Laupacis, A, Schull, M, Vaillancourt, S. A qualitative study of emergency physicians' perspectives on PROMS in the emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006012. PubMed PMID:28183828 .
  4. Rawal, S, Alcaide-Leon, P, Macdonald, RL, Rinkel, GJ, Victor, JC, Krings, T et al.. Meta-analysis of timing of endovascular aneurysm treatment in subarachnoid haemorrhage: inconsistent results of early treatment within 1 day. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. 2017;88 (3):241-248. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-314596. PubMed PMID:28100721 .
  5. Rees, SE, Chadha, R, Donovan, LE, Guitard, AL, Koppula, S, Laupacis, A et al.. Engaging Patients and Clinicians in Establishing Research Priorities for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Can J Diabetes. 2017;41 (2):156-163. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2016.08.219. PubMed PMID:27881298 .
  6. Elliott, MJ, Straus, SE, Pannu, N, Ahmed, SB, Laupacis, A, Chong, GC et al.. A randomized controlled trial comparing in-person and wiki-inspired nominal group techniques for engaging stakeholders in chronic kidney disease research prioritization. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016;16 :113. doi: 10.1186/s12911-016-0351-y. PubMed PMID:27553026 PubMed Central PMC4995639.
  7. Yong, JH, Thavorn, K, Hoch, JS, Mamdani, M, Thorpe, KE, Dorian, P et al.. Potential Cost-Effectiveness of Ambulatory Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring After Cryptogenic Stroke. Stroke. 2016;47 (9):2380-5. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011979. PubMed PMID:27470989 .
  8. Burton, KR, Kapral, MK, Li, S, Fang, J, Moody, AR, Krahn, M et al.. Predictors of diagnostic neuroimaging delays among adults presenting with symptoms suggestive of acute stroke in Ontario: a prospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. ;4 (2):E331-7. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20150110. PubMed PMID:27398382 PubMed Central PMC4933639.
  9. Saposnik, G, Cohen, LG, Mamdani, M, Pooyania, S, Ploughman, M, Cheung, D et al.. Efficacy and safety of non-immersive virtual reality exercising in stroke rehabilitation (EVREST): a randomised, multicentre, single-blind, controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2016;15 (10):1019-27. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(16)30121-1. PubMed PMID:27365261 PubMed Central PMC5108052.
  10. Hemmelgarn, BR, Pannu, N, Ahmed, SB, Elliott, MJ, Tam-Tham, H, Lillie, E et al.. Determining the research priorities for patients with chronic kidney disease not on dialysis. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2016; :. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfw065. PubMed PMID:27190349 .
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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