Andreas Laupacis


Executive Director, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


I have a longstanding and broad interest in clinical epidemiology and health sciences research. More recently I have become interested in health policy and public engagement in health policy and have developed a website about important health care issues, aimed at the general public: I am also interested in the role of patients in setting research priorities, and am working with patients on dialysis to determine their research priorities.

Please note: Dr. Laupacis is not taking any summer students in 2017.

Recent Publications

  1. Dainty, KN, Seaton, B, Laupacis, A, Schull, M, Vaillancourt, S. A qualitative study of emergency physicians' perspectives on PROMS in the emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006012. PubMed PMID:28183828 .
  2. Rawal, S, Alcaide-Leon, P, Macdonald, RL, Rinkel, GJ, Victor, JC, Krings, T et al.. Meta-analysis of timing of endovascular aneurysm treatment in subarachnoid haemorrhage: inconsistent results of early treatment within 1 day. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. 2017;88 (3):241-248. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-314596. PubMed PMID:28100721 .
  3. Rees, SE, Chadha, R, Donovan, LE, Guitard, AL, Koppula, S, Laupacis, A et al.. Engaging Patients and Clinicians in Establishing Research Priorities for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Can J Diabetes. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2016.08.219. PubMed PMID:27881298 .
  4. Elliott, MJ, Straus, SE, Pannu, N, Ahmed, SB, Laupacis, A, Chong, GC et al.. A randomized controlled trial comparing in-person and wiki-inspired nominal group techniques for engaging stakeholders in chronic kidney disease research prioritization. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016;16 :113. doi: 10.1186/s12911-016-0351-y. PubMed PMID:27553026 PubMed Central PMC4995639.
  5. Yong, JH, Thavorn, K, Hoch, JS, Mamdani, M, Thorpe, KE, Dorian, P et al.. Potential Cost-Effectiveness of Ambulatory Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring After Cryptogenic Stroke. Stroke. 2016;47 (9):2380-5. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011979. PubMed PMID:27470989 .
  6. Burton, KR, Kapral, MK, Li, S, Fang, J, Moody, AR, Krahn, M et al.. Predictors of diagnostic neuroimaging delays among adults presenting with symptoms suggestive of acute stroke in Ontario: a prospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. ;4 (2):E331-7. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20150110. PubMed PMID:27398382 PubMed Central PMC4933639.
  7. Saposnik, G, Cohen, LG, Mamdani, M, Pooyania, S, Ploughman, M, Cheung, D et al.. Efficacy and safety of non-immersive virtual reality exercising in stroke rehabilitation (EVREST): a randomised, multicentre, single-blind, controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2016;15 (10):1019-27. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(16)30121-1. PubMed PMID:27365261 PubMed Central PMC5108052.
  8. Hemmelgarn, BR, Pannu, N, Ahmed, SB, Elliott, MJ, Tam-Tham, H, Lillie, E et al.. Determining the research priorities for patients with chronic kidney disease not on dialysis. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2016; :. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfw065. PubMed PMID:27190349 .
  9. Sholzberg, M, Gomes, T, Juurlink, DN, Yao, Z, Mamdani, MM, Laupacis, A et al.. The Influence of Socioeconomic Status on Selection of Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation. PLoS ONE. 2016;11 (2):e0149142. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149142. PubMed PMID:26914450 PubMed Central PMC4767939.
  10. Sapir-Pichhadze, R, Pintilie, M, Tinckam, KJ, Laupacis, A, Logan, AG, Beyene, J et al.. Survival Analysis in the Presence of Competing Risks: The Example of Waitlisted Kidney Transplant Candidates. Am. J. Transplant. 2016;16 (7):1958-66. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13717. PubMed PMID:26751409 .
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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
  • Board Member, Cancer Care 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