Laurie Morrison


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


I conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses in topics pertaining to acute coronary syndrome and resuscitation, and have established a collaborative network to conduct and publish randomized controlled trials and outcome validation studies in prehospital resuscitation research. I am a National Institute of Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Canada funded investigator within the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium.

Recent Publications

  1. Lane, DJ, Wunsch, H, Saskin, R, Cheskes, S, Lin, S, Morrison, LJ et al.. Screening strategies to identify sepsis in the prehospital setting: a validation study. CMAJ. 2020;192 (10):E230-E239. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.190966. PubMed PMID:32152051 PubMed Central PMC7062432.
  2. Cheskes, S, Dorian, P, Feldman, M, McLeod, S, Scales, DC, Pinto, R et al.. Double sequential external defibrillation for refractory ventricular fibrillation: The DOSE VF pilot randomized controlled trial. Resuscitation. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.02.010. PubMed PMID:32084567 .
  3. Allan, KS, Ray, JG, Gozdyra, P, Morrison, LJ, Kiss, A, Buick, JE et al.. High risk neighbourhoods: The effect of neighbourhood level factors on cardiac arrest incidence. Resuscitation. 2020;149 :100-108. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.02.002. PubMed PMID:32068027 .
  4. Daya, MR, Leroux, BG, Dorian, P, Rea, TD, Newgard, CD, Morrison, LJ et al.. Survival After Intravenous Versus Intraosseous Amiodarone, Lidocaine, or Placebo in Out-of-Hospital Shock-Refractory Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2020;141 (3):188-198. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.042240. PubMed PMID:31941354 PubMed Central PMC7009320.
  5. Blewer, AL, Schmicker, RH, Morrison, LJ, Aufderheide, TP, Daya, M, Starks, MA et al.. Variation in Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Delivery and Subsequent Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Based on Neighborhood-Level Ethnic Characteristics. Circulation. 2020;141 (1):34-41. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.041541. PubMed PMID:31887076 PubMed Central PMC6993941.
  6. Sawyer, KN, Humbert, A, Leroux, BG, Nichol, G, Kudenchuk, PJ, Daya, MR et al.. Relationship Between Duration of Targeted Temperature Management, Ischemic Interval, and Good Functional Outcome From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Crit. Care Med. 2020;48 (3):370-377. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004160. PubMed PMID:31821187 .
  7. Orkin, A, Campbell, D, Handford, C, Hopkins, S, Klaiman, M, Leece, P et al.. Protocol for a mixed-methods feasibility study for the surviving opioid overdose with naloxone education and resuscitation (SOONER) randomised control trial. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (11):e029436. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029436. PubMed PMID:31722937 PubMed Central PMC6858090.
  8. Sun, CLF, Karlsson, L, Torp-Pedersen, C, Morrison, LJ, Brooks, SC, Folke, F et al.. In Silico Trial of Optimized Versus Actual Public Defibrillator Locations. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2019;74 (12):1557-1567. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.06.075. PubMed PMID:31537265 .
  9. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PETAL Clinical Trials Network, Moss, M, Huang, DT, Brower, RG, Ferguson, ND, Ginde, AA et al.. Early Neuromuscular Blockade in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. N. Engl. J. Med. 2019;380 (21):1997-2008. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1901686. PubMed PMID:31112383 PubMed Central PMC6741345.
  10. Cheskes, S, Wudwud, A, Turner, L, McLeod, S, Summers, J, Morrison, LJ et al.. The impact of double sequential external defibrillation on termination of refractory ventricular fibrillation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2019;139 :275-281. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.04.038. PubMed PMID:31059670 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Clinician Scientist, Emergency Medicine, LKSKI, University of Toronto
  • Director, Collaborative Program in Resuscitation Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Full member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
  • Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Robert and Dorothy Pitts Chair in Acute Care & Emergency Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital