Rick Glazier


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


I am a Scientist in the Centre for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS) at St. Michael’s Hospital and a family physician with public health and epidemiology training. My primary research interests are the delivery of primary health care services (including an examination of primary care reform models); equity in health care delivery for disadvantaged urban populations; and the application of geographic methods in health research. My roles as a Scientist, family physician and Senior Scientist and Chair of the Primary Care and Population Health Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), bring a wealth of information and research collaboration to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.

Please note: Dr. Glazier is not taking any summer students in 2018.

Recent Publications

  1. Bouck, Z, Ferguson, J, Ivers, NM, Kerr, EA, Shojania, KG, Kim, M et al.. Physician Characteristics Associated With Ordering 4 Low-Value Screening Tests in Primary Care. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1 (6):e183506. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3506. PubMed PMID:30646242 .
  2. Glazier, RH, Kiran, T. Doctors and Canadian Medicare: Improving System Performance Requires System Change. Healthc Pap. 2018;17 (4):41-47. doi: 10.12927/hcpap.2018.25577. PubMed PMID:30291709 .
  3. Kiran, T, Moineddin, R, Kopp, A, Frymire, E, Glazier, RH. Emergency Department Use and Enrollment in a Medical Home Providing After-Hours Care. Ann Fam Med. 2018;16 (5):419-427. doi: 10.1370/afm.2291. PubMed PMID:30201638 PubMed Central PMC6130993.
  4. Lofters, AK, Mark, A, Taljaard, M, Green, ME, Glazier, RH, Dahrouge, S et al.. Cancer screening inequities in a time of primary care reform: a population-based longitudinal study in Ontario, Canada. BMC Fam Pract. 2018;19 (1):147. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0827-1. PubMed PMID:30157772 PubMed Central PMC6116433.
  5. Bouck, Z, Mecredy, G, Ivers, NM, Pendrith, C, Fine, B, Martin, D et al.. Routine use of chest x-ray for low-risk patients undergoing a periodic health examination: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. ;6 (3):E322-E329. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170138. PubMed PMID:30104416 PubMed Central PMC6182124.
  6. Glazier, RH. Reflections of the quality of primary care in Canada and Israel. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2018;7 (1):46. doi: 10.1186/s13584-018-0243-y. PubMed PMID:30075816 PubMed Central PMC6091009.
  7. Ryan, BL, Bray Jenkyn, K, Shariff, SZ, Allen, B, Glazier, RH, Zwarenstein, M et al.. Beyond the grey tsunami: a cross-sectional population-based study of multimorbidity in Ontario. Can J Public Health. 2018;109 (5-6):845-854. doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0103-0. PubMed PMID:30022403 .
  8. Glazier, RH. Association versus causation. CMAJ. 2018;190 (28):E863. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.69466. PubMed PMID:30012804 PubMed Central PMC6050115.
  9. Kim, D, Glazier, RH, Zagorski, B, Kawachi, I, Oreopoulos, P. Neighbourhood socioeconomic position and risks of major chronic diseases and all-cause mortality: a quasi-experimental study. BMJ Open. 2018;8 (5):e018793. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018793. PubMed PMID:29780025 PubMed Central PMC5961585.
  10. Bazemore, A, Phillips, RL Jr, Glazier, R, Tepper, J. Advancing Primary Care Through Alternative Payment Models: Lessons from the United States & Canada. J Am Board Fam Med. ;31 (3):322-327. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2018.03.170297. PubMed PMID:29743214 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Core Scientist, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Research Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Family Physician, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Research Scholar, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health (cross-appointment), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Core Faculty Member, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research Program, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Senior Scientist and Program Lead, Primary Care and Population Health, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)