Rick Glazier


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


I am a Scientist in MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions 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. Persaud, N, Bedard, M, Boozary, AS, Glazier, RH, Gomes, T, Hwang, SW et al.. Effect on Treatment Adherence of Distributing Essential Medicines at No Charge: The CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4472. PubMed PMID:31589276 PubMed Central PMC6784757.
  2. Vahabi, M, Lofters, A, Wong, JP, Ellison, L, Graves, E, Damba, C et al.. Fecal occult blood test screening uptake among immigrants from Muslim majority countries: A retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada. Cancer Med. 2019;8 (16):7108-7122. doi: 10.1002/cam4.2541. PubMed PMID:31568705 .
  3. Lavergne, MR, Goldsmith, LJ, Grudniewicz, A, Rudoler, D, Marshall, EG, Ahuja, M et al.. Practice patterns among early-career primary care (ECPC) physicians and workforce planning implications: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (9):e030477. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030477. PubMed PMID:31551384 PubMed Central PMC6773300.
  4. Lofters, AK, Kopp, A, Vahabi, M, Glazier, RH. Understanding those overdue for cancer screening by five years or more: A retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada. Prev Med. 2019;129 :105816. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105816. PubMed PMID:31445111 .
  5. Glazier, RH, Green, ME, Frymire, E, Kopp, A, Hogg, W, Premji, K et al.. Do Incentive Payments Reward The Wrong Providers? A Study Of Primary Care Reform In Ontario, Canada. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019;38 (4):624-632. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05272. PubMed PMID:30933575 .
  6. Booth, GL, Creatore, MI, Luo, J, Fazli, GS, Johns, A, Rosella, LC et al.. Neighbourhood walkability and the incidence of diabetes: an inverse probability of treatment weighting analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019;73 (4):287-294. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-210510. PubMed PMID:30696690 .
  7. 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 PubMed Central PMC6324437.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Core Scientist, MAP 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)