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.

Please note: Dr. Laupacis is not taking any summer students in 2018.

Recent Publications

  1. Mamdani, M, Laupacis, A. Laying the digital and analytical foundations for Canada's future health care system. CMAJ. 2018;190 (1):E1-E2. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170955. PubMed PMID:29311097 PubMed Central PMC5760252.
  2. Wong, PD, Anderson, LN, Dai, DDW, Parkin, PC, Maguire, JL, Birken, CS et al.. The Association of Breastfeeding Duration and Early Childhood Cardiometabolic Risk. J. Pediatr. 2018;192 :80-85.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.071. PubMed PMID:29246362 .
  3. Verma, AA, Guo, Y, Kwan, JL, Lapointe-Shaw, L, Rawal, S, Tang, T et al.. Patient characteristics, resource use and outcomes associated with general internal medicine hospital care: the General Medicine Inpatient Initiative (GEMINI) retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2017;5 (4):E842-E849. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170097. PubMed PMID:29237706 PubMed Central PMC5741428.
  4. 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. 2018;40 (3):544-554. doi: 10.1002/hed.24998. PubMed PMID:29149525 .
  5. 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;11 (12):379-387. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.4590. PubMed PMID:29106364 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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 PubMed Central PMC5710367.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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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