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. 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 .
  2. Hussain, N, Shastri, U, McCartney, CJ, Gilron, I, Fillingim, RB, Clarke, H et al.. Should thoracic paravertebral blocks be used to prevent chronic post-surgical pain following breast cancer surgery? A systematic analysis of evidence in light of IMMPACT recommendations. Pain. 2018; :. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001292. PubMed PMID:29794879 .
  3. 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; :. doi: 10.1038/s41431-018-0144-0. PubMed PMID:29703952 .
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 PubMed Central PMC5962944.
  10. 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.
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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