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. Glazier, RH. Association versus causation. CMAJ. 2018;190 (28):E863. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.69466. PubMed PMID:30012804 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. Green, ME, Harris, SB, Webster-Bogaert, S, Han, H, Kotecha, J, Kopp, A et al.. Impact of a provincial quality-improvement program on primary health care in Ontario: a population-based controlled before-and-after study. CMAJ Open. 2017;5 (2):E281-E289. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160104. PubMed PMID:29622541 PubMed Central PMC5498257.
  5. Rahman, F, Guan, J, Glazier, RH, Brown, A, Bierman, AS, Croxford, R et al.. Association between quality domains and health care spending across physician networks. PLoS ONE. 2018;13 (4):e0195222. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195222. PubMed PMID:29614131 PubMed Central PMC5882137.
  6. Shen, SC, Lofters, A, Tinmouth, J, Paszat, L, Rabeneck, L, Glazier, RH et al.. Predictors of non-adherence to colorectal cancer screening among immigrants to Ontario, Canada: a population-based study. Prev Med. 2018;111 :180-189. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.03.002. PubMed PMID:29548788 .
  7. Schultz, SE, Glazier, RH. Identification of physicians providing comprehensive primary care in Ontario: a retrospective analysis using linked administrative data. CMAJ Open. 2017;5 (4):E856-E863. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170083. PubMed PMID:29259018 PubMed Central PMC5741421.
  8. Smith, RW, Kuluski, K, Costa, AP, Sinha, SK, Glazier, RH, Forster, A et al.. Investigating the effect of sociodemographic factors on 30-day hospital readmission among medical patients in Toronto, Canada: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2017;7 (12):e017956. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017956. PubMed PMID:29237654 PubMed Central PMC5728294.
  9. Burchell, AN, Kendall, CE, Cheng, SY, Lofters, A, Cotterchio, M, Bayoumi, AM et al.. Cervical cancer screening uptake among HIV-positive women in Ontario, Canada: A population-based retrospective cohort study. Prev Med. 2018;107 :14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.023. PubMed PMID:29197533 .
  10. Smith, P, Ma, H, Glazier, RH, Gilbert-Ouimet, M, Mustard, C. THE AUTHORS REPLY. Am. J. Epidemiol. 2018;187 (2):400-401. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx357. PubMed PMID:29126150 PubMed Central PMC5860511.
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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)