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. Li, X, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Lebovic, G, Maguire, JL, Omand, JA, Sievenpiper, JL et al.. Body Mass Index Mediates the Association between Growth Trajectories and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children. Child Obes. 2020; :. doi: 10.1089/chi.2020.0143. PubMed PMID:33252262 .
  2. Masse, MH, Battista, MC, Wilcox, ME, Pinto, R, Marinoff, N, D'Aragon, F et al.. Optimal VAsopressor TitraTION in patients 65 years and older (OVATION-65): protocol and statistical analysis plan for a randomised clinical trial. BMJ Open. 2020;10 (11):e037947. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037947. PubMed PMID:33191251 PubMed Central PMC7668371.
  3. Patrick, K, Stanbrook, MB, Laupacis, A. CMAJ. 2020;192 (42):E1294-E1295. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200606-f. PubMed PMID:33077530 PubMed Central PMC7588207.
  4. Matukas, LM, Dhalla, IA, Laupacis, A. Aggressively find, test, trace and isolate to beat COVID-19. CMAJ. 2020;192 (40):E1164-E1165. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202120. PubMed PMID:32907821 PubMed Central PMC7546740.
  5. Murthy, S, Fowler, RA, Laupacis, A. How Canada can better embed randomized trials into clinical care. CMAJ. 2020;192 (32):E928-E929. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.201764. PubMed PMID:32732228 .
  6. Gunaseelan, V, Parkin, PC, Wahi, G, Birken, CS, Maguire, JL, Macarthur, C et al.. Maternal ethnicity and iron status in early childhood in Toronto, Canada: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2020;4 (1):e000635. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000635. PubMed PMID:32509978 PubMed Central PMC7254107.
  7. Mighton, C, Carlsson, L, Clausen, M, Casalino, S, Shickh, S, McCuaig, L et al.. Quality of life drives patients' preferences for secondary findings from genomic sequencing. Eur J Hum Genet. 2020;28 (9):1178-1186. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0640-x. PubMed PMID:32424322 PubMed Central PMC7609335.
  8. Vanderhout, SM, Aglipay, M, Birken, C, Li, P, O'Connor, DL, Thorpe, K et al.. Cow's Milk Fat Obesity pRevention Trial (CoMFORT): a primary care embedded randomised controlled trial protocol to determine the effect of cow's milk fat on child adiposity. BMJ Open. 2020;10 (5):e035241. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035241. PubMed PMID:32385063 PubMed Central PMC7228521.
  9. Vyas, MV, Laupacis, A, Austin, PC, Fang, J, Silver, FL, Kapral, MK et al.. Association Between Immigration Status and Acute Stroke Care: A Retrospective Study. Stroke. 2020;51 (5):1555-1562. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.027791. PubMed PMID:32279618 .
  10. Patrick, K, Stanbrook, MB, Laupacis, A. Social distancing to combat COVID-19: We are all on the front line. CMAJ. 2020;192 (19):E516-E517. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200606. PubMed PMID:32269019 PubMed Central PMC7234265.
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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)