Laurie Morrison


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Rescu is dedicated to the advancement of the science of emergency health care delivery in the out-of-hospital setting. Out-of-hospital emergency care delivery is a conjoint municipally and provincially funded system providing care to millions of patients a year, requiring multiple emergency medical services (EMS) systems and thousands of providers throughout the province of Ontario. This research program conducts emergency medical services systems research and has the ability and capacity to conduct large clinical trials.  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. Blewer, AL, McGovern, SK, Schmicker, RH, May, S, Morrison, LJ, Aufderheide, TP et al.. Gender Disparities Among Adult Recipients of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Public. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018;11 (8):e004710. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.004710. PubMed PMID:30354377 PubMed Central PMC6209113.
  2. Okubo, M, Schmicker, RH, Wallace, DJ, Idris, AH, Nichol, G, Austin, MA et al.. Variation in Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Between Emergency Medical Services Agencies. JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3 (10):989-999. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3037. PubMed PMID:30267053 .
  3. Lipowicz, AA, Cheskes, S, Gray, SH, Jeejeebhoy, F, Lee, J, Scales, DC et al.. Incidence, outcomes and guideline compliance of out-of-hospital maternal cardiac arrest resuscitations: A population-based cohort study. Resuscitation. 2018;132 :127-132. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.09.003. PubMed PMID:30201534 .
  4. Sun, CLF, Karlsson, L, Torp-Pedersen, C, Morrison, LJ, Folke, F, Chan, TCY et al.. Spatiotemporal AED optimization is generalizable. Resuscitation. 2018;131 :101-107. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.08.012. PubMed PMID:30099121 .
  5. Nolan, JP, Berg, RA, Callaway, CW, Morrison, LJ, Nadkarni, V, Perkins, GD et al.. The present and future of cardiac arrest care: international experts reach out to caregivers and healthcare authorities. Intensive Care Med. 2018;44 (6):823-832. doi: 10.1007/s00134-018-5230-9. PubMed PMID:29860705 .
  6. Arbel, Y, Ko, DT, Yan, AT, Cantor, WJ, Bagai, A, Koh, M et al.. Long-term Follow-up of the Trial of Routine Angioplasty and Stenting After Fibrinolysis to Enhance Reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction (TRANSFER-AMI). Can J Cardiol. 2018;34 (6):736-743. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2018.02.005. PubMed PMID:29801739 .
  7. Brooks, SC, Shemie, SD, Torrance, S, Hornby, L, Gillrie, C, Grunau, B et al.. Barriers and opportunities related to extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Canada: A report from the first meeting of the Canadian ECPR Research Working Group. CJEM. 2018;20 (4):507-517. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.429. PubMed PMID:29733006 .
  8. Dainty, KN, Seaton, MB, Drennan, IR, Morrison, LJ. Home Visit-Based Community Paramedicine and Its Potential Role in Improving Patient-Centered Primary Care: A Grounded Theory Study and Framework. Health Serv Res. 2018;53 (5):3455-3470. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12855. PubMed PMID:29542111 PubMed Central PMC6153157.
  9. Pollack, RA, Brown, SP, Rea, T, Aufderheide, T, Barbic, D, Buick, JE et al.. Impact of Bystander Automated External Defibrillator Use on Survival and Functional Outcomes in Shockable Observed Public Cardiac Arrests. Circulation. 2018;137 (20):2104-2113. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030700. PubMed PMID:29483086 PubMed Central PMC5953778.
  10. de Wit, K, Curran, J, Thoma, B, Dowling, S, Lang, E, Kuljic, N et al.. Review of implementation strategies to change healthcare provider behaviour in the emergency department. CJEM. 2018;20 (3):453-460. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.432. PubMed PMID:29429430 .
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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