Andreas Laupacis


Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


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

I have a longstanding  interest in clinical epidemiology,  health services research, health policy and  patient involvement in research and health care. I was the founder of Healthy Debate and am currently Editor in Chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


Recent Publications

  1. Vaillancourt, S, Cullen, JD, Dainty, KN, Inrig, T, Laupacis, A, Linton, D et al.. PROM-ED: Development and Testing of a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for Emergency Department Patients Who Are Discharged Home. Ann Emerg Med. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.12.023. PubMed PMID:32173134 .
  2. McKeen, DM, Banfield, JC, McIsaac, DI, McVicar, J, McGavin, C, Earle, MA et al.. Top ten priorities for anesthesia and perioperative research: a report from the Canadian Anesthesia Research Priority Setting Partnership. Can J Anaesth. 2020; :. doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01607-6. PubMed PMID:32157588 .
  3. Abdallah, FW, Wijeysundera, DN, Laupacis, A, Brull, R, Mocon, A, Hussain, N et al.. Subomohyoid Anterior Suprascapular Block versus Interscalene Block for Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: A Multicenter Randomized Trial. Anesthesiology. 2020;132 (4):839-853. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003132. PubMed PMID:32044802 .
  4. Boozary, A, Laupacis, A. The mirage of universality: Canada's failure to act on social policy and health care. CMAJ. 2020;192 (5):E105-E106. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200085. PubMed PMID:32015078 PubMed Central PMC7004220.
  5. Bombard, Y, Clausen, M, Shickh, S, Mighton, C, Casalino, S, Kim, THM et al.. Effectiveness of the Genomics ADvISER decision aid for the selection of secondary findings from genomic sequencing: a randomized clinical trial. Genet. Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1038/s41436-019-0702-z. PubMed PMID:31822848 .
  6. Birken, CS, Omand, JA, Nurse, KM, Borkhoff, CM, Koroshegyi, C, Lebovic, G et al.. Fit for School Study protocol: early child growth, health behaviours, nutrition, cardiometabolic risk and developmental determinants of a child's school readiness, a prospective cohort. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (11):e030709. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030709. PubMed PMID:31748293 PubMed Central PMC6886995.
  7. Shickh, S, Clausen, M, Mighton, C, Gutierrez Salazar, M, Zakoor, KR, Kodida, R et al.. Health outcomes, utility and costs of returning incidental results from genomic sequencing in a Canadian cancer population: protocol for a mixed-methods randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (10):e031092. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031092. PubMed PMID:31594892 PubMed Central PMC6797333.
  8. Persaud, N, Bedard, M, Boozary, AS, Glazier, RH, Gomes, T, Hwang, SW et al.. Effect on Treatment Adherence of Distributing Essential Medicines at No Charge: The CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4472. PubMed PMID:31589276 PubMed Central PMC6784757.
  9. Grant, A, Crane, M, Laupacis, A, Griffiths, A, Burnett, D, Hood, A et al.. Engaging Patients and Caregivers in Research for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Top 10 Research Priorities. J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2019;69 (3):317-323. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002396. PubMed PMID:31436670 .
  10. Cameron, B, Laupacis, A. Where do goals of care conversations belong? A case for the emergency department. CJEM. 2019;21 (6):698-700. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.364. PubMed PMID:31327326 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Adjunct 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, Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • Senior Fellow, Massey College in the University of Toronto
  • Clinical Specialty: general internal medicine, with a special interest in palliative care (retired)