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. 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.
  2. 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 .
  3. 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; :. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.05.034. PubMed PMID:28712607 .
  4. Persaud, N, Lee, T, Ahmad, H, Li, W, Taglione, MS, Rajakulasingam, Y et al.. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of providing essential medicines at no charge: the Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medicines (CLEAN Meds) trial. BMJ Open. 2017;7 (5):e015686. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015686. PubMed PMID:28611089 .
  5. Jones, JM, Bhatt, J, Avery, J, Laupacis, A, Cowan, K, Basappa, NS et al.. Setting Research Priorities for Kidney Cancer. Eur. Urol. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2017.04.011. PubMed PMID:28495043 .
  6. Lavigne, M, Birken, CS, Maguire, JL, Straus, S, Laupacis, A. Priority setting in paediatric preventive care research. Arch. Dis. Child. 2017;102 (8):748-753. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-312284. PubMed PMID:28404552 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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;26 (9):714-721. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006012. PubMed PMID:28183828 PubMed Central PMC5574389.
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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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