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.

Recent Publications

  1. Haj-Ali, W, Moineddin, R, Hutchison, B, Wodchis, WP, Glazier, RH. Role of Interprofessional primary care teams in preventing avoidable hospitalizations and hospital readmissions in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20 (1):782. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05658-9. PubMed PMID:32831072 PubMed Central PMC7444082.
  2. McMahon, M, Nadigel, J, Thompson, E, Glazier, RH. Informing Canada's Health System Response to COVID-19: Priorities for Health Services and Policy Research. Healthc Policy. 2020;16 (1):112-124. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2020.26249. PubMed PMID:32813643 PubMed Central PMC7435075.
  3. Smith, P, Gilbert-Ouimet, M, Brisson, C, Glazier, RH, Mustard, CA. Examining the relationship between the demand-control model and incident myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure in a representative sample of the employed women and men in Ontario, Canada, over a 15-year period. Can J Public Health. 2020; :. doi: 10.17269/s41997-020-00378-3. PubMed PMID:32761547 .
  4. Jeon, W, Trope, GE, Glazier, RH, Brent, MH, Buys, YM, Jin, YP et al.. Delisted routine eye examinations for nonrefractive eye conditions: a comparative analysis. CMAJ Open. ;8 (3):E479-E486. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190125. PubMed PMID:32669293 .
  5. Bayoumi, I, Schultz, SE, Glazier, RH. Primary care reform and funding equity for mental health disorders in Ontario: a retrospective observational population-based study. CMAJ Open. ;8 (2):E455-E461. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190153. PubMed PMID:32561592 .
  6. Haj-Ali, W, Moineddin, R, Hutchison, B, Wodchis, WP, Glazier, RH. Physician group, physician and patient characteristics associated with joining interprofessional team-based primary care in Ontario, Canada. Health Policy. 2020;124 (7):743-750. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.04.013. PubMed PMID:32507524 .
  7. Strauss, R, Kurdyak, P, Glazier, RH. Mood Disorders in Late Life: A Population-based Analysis of Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Consequences in Community-dwelling Older Adults in Ontario: Troubles de l'humeur en âge avancé : Une analyse dans la population de la prévalence, des facteurs de risque et des conséquences chez des adultes âgés vivant en milieu communautaire en Ontario. Can J Psychiatry. 2020;65 (9):630-640. doi: 10.1177/0706743720927812. PubMed PMID:32436726 PubMed Central PMC7457461.
  8. Kiran, T, Green, ME, DeWit, Y, Khan, S, Schultz, S, Kopp, A et al.. Association of physician payment model and team-based care with timely access in primary care: a population-based cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. ;8 (2):E328-E337. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190063. PubMed PMID:32381684 PubMed Central PMC7207031.
  9. Creatore, MI, Booth, GL, Manuel, DG, Moineddin, R, Glazier, RH. A Population-Based Study of Diabetes Incidence by Ethnicity and Age: Support for the Development of Ethnic-Specific Prevention Strategies. Can J Diabetes. 2020;44 (5):394-400. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2019.12.001. PubMed PMID:32241753 .
  10. 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.
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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)