Andreas Laupacis


Scientist, 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. 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; :. doi: 10.1111/hex.12818. PubMed PMID:30112819 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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 .
  5. 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.
  6. 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 .
  7. Bombard, Y, Clausen, M, Mighton, C, Carlsson, L, Casalino, S, Glogowski, E et al.. The Genomics ADvISER: development and usability testing of a decision aid for the selection of incidental sequencing results. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2018;26 (7):984-995. doi: 10.1038/s41431-018-0144-0. PubMed PMID:29703952 PubMed Central PMC6018661.
  8. Shickh, S, Clausen, M, Mighton, C, Casalino, S, Joshi, E, Glogowski, E et al.. Evaluation of a decision aid for incidental genomic results, the Genomics ADvISER: protocol for a mixed methods randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2018;8 (4):e021876. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021876. PubMed PMID:29700101 PubMed Central PMC5922516.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 .
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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