Andreas Laupacis


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Laupacis is not taking any summer students in 2019.

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. Mighton, C, Carlsson, L, Clausen, M, Casalino, S, Shickh, S, McCuaig, L et al.. Development of patient "profiles" to tailor counseling for incidental genomic sequencing results. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2019; :. doi: 10.1038/s41431-019-0352-2. PubMed PMID:30846854 .
  2. Rawal, S, Kwan, JL, Razak, F, Detsky, AS, Guo, Y, Lapointe-Shaw, L et al.. Association of the Trauma of Hospitalization With 30-Day Readmission or Emergency Department Visit. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179 (1):38-45. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5100. PubMed PMID:30508018 .
  3. Hueniken, K, Aglipay, M, Birken, CS, Parkin, PC, Loeb, MB, Thorpe, KE et al.. Effect of High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation on Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Symptom Severity in Healthy Children. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 2018; :. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002225. PubMed PMID:30399024 .
  4. Elliott, MJ, Goodarzi, Z, Sale, JEM, Wilhelm, LA, Laupacis, A, Hemmelgarn, BR et al.. Perceived Significance of Engagement in Research Prioritization Among Chronic Kidney Disease Patients, Caregivers, and Health Care Professionals: A Qualitative Study. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018;5 :2054358118807480. doi: 10.1177/2054358118807480. PubMed PMID:30364531 PubMed Central PMC6196622.
  5. Elliott, MJ, Sale, JEM, Goodarzi, Z, Wilhelm, L, Laupacis, A, Hemmelgarn, BR et al.. Long-term views on chronic kidney disease research priorities among stakeholders engaged in a priority-setting partnership: A qualitative study. Health Expect. 2018;21 (6):1142-1149. doi: 10.1111/hex.12818. PubMed PMID:30112819 PubMed Central PMC6250874.
  6. Bethell, J, Pringle, D, Chambers, LW, Cohen, C, Commisso, E, Cowan, K et al.. Patient and Public Involvement in Identifying Dementia Research Priorities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018;66 (8):1608-1612. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15453. PubMed PMID:30084194 .
  7. Persaud, N, Laupacis, A, Azarpazhooh, A, Birken, C, Hoch, JS, Isaranuwatchai, W et al.. Xylitol for the prevention of acute otitis media episodes in children aged 2-4 years: protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2018;8 (8):e020941. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020941. PubMed PMID:30082349 PubMed Central PMC6078241.
  8. Jerath, A, Laupacis, A, Austin, PC, Wunsch, H, Wijeysundera, DN. Intensive care utilization following major noncardiac surgical procedures in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study. Intensive Care Med. 2018;44 (9):1427-1435. doi: 10.1007/s00134-018-5330-6. PubMed PMID:30054691 .
  9. Chin-Yee, B, Subramanian, SV, Verma, AA, Laupacis, A, Razak, F. Emerging Trends in Clinical Research: With Implications for Population Health and Health Policy. Milbank Q. 2018;96 (2):369-401. doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12328. PubMed PMID:29870114 PubMed Central PMC5987824.
  10. Hussain, N, Shastri, U, McCartney, CJL, Gilron, I, Fillingim, RB, Clarke, H et al.. Should thoracic paravertebral blocks be used to prevent chronic postsurgical pain after breast cancer surgery? A systematic analysis of evidence in light of IMMPACT recommendations. Pain. 2018;159 (10):1955-1971. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001292. PubMed PMID:29794879 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • 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