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.

Recent Publications

  1. Smith, P, Ma, H, Glazier, RH, Gilbert-Ouimet, M, Mustard, C. The Relationship Between Occupational Standing and Sitting and Incident Heart Disease Over a 12-Year Period in Ontario, Canada. Am. J. Epidemiol. 2017; :. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx298. PubMed PMID:29020132 .
  2. Paszat, L, Sutradhar, R, O'Brien, MA, Lofters, A, Pinto, A, Selby, P et al.. BETTER HEALTH: Durham -- protocol for a cluster randomized trial of BETTER in community and public health settings. BMC Public Health. 2017;17 (1):754. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4797-3. PubMed PMID:28962558 PubMed Central PMC5622533.
  3. Lofters, AK, Vahabi, M, Kim, E, Ellison, L, Graves, E, Glazier, RH et al.. Cervical Cancer Screening among Women from Muslim-Majority Countries in Ontario, Canada. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2017;26 (10):1493-1499. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0323. PubMed PMID:28939586 .
  4. Vahabi, M, Lofters, A, Kim, E, Wong, JP, Ellison, L, Graves, E et al.. Breast cancer screening utilization among women from Muslim majority countries in Ontario, Canada. Prev Med. 2017;105 :176-183. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.09.008. PubMed PMID:28916289 .
  5. Birtwhistle, R, Green, ME, Frymire, E, Dahrouge, S, Whitehead, M, Khan, S et al.. Hospital admission rates and emergency department use in relation to glycated hemoglobin in people with diabetes mellitus: a linkage study using electronic medical record and administrative data in Ontario. CMAJ Open. 2017;5 (3):E557-E564. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170017. PubMed PMID:28701374 PubMed Central PMC5621964.
  6. Bhatia, RS, Bouck, Z, Ivers, NM, Mecredy, G, Singh, J, Pendrith, C et al.. Electrocardiograms in Low-Risk Patients Undergoing an Annual Health Examination. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177 (9):1326-1333. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2649. PubMed PMID:28692719 .
  7. Kiran, T, Glazier, RH, Moineddin, R, Gu, S, Wilton, AS, Paszat, L et al.. The Impact of a Population-Based Screening Program on Income- and Immigration-Related Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2017;26 (9):1401-1410. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0301. PubMed PMID:28626067 .
  8. Persaud, N, Lee, T, Ahmad, H, Li, W, Taglione, MS, Rajakulasingam, Y et al.. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of providing essential medicines at no charge: the Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medicines (CLEAN Meds) trial. BMJ Open. 2017;7 (5):e015686. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015686. PubMed PMID:28611089 PubMed Central PMC5623428.
  9. Canizares, M, Hogg-Johnson, S, Gignac, MAM, Glazier, RH, Badley, EM. Changes in the use practitioner-based complementary and alternative medicine over time in Canada: Cohort and period effects. PLoS ONE. 2017;12 (5):e0177307. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177307. PubMed PMID:28494011 PubMed Central PMC5426710.
  10. O'Brien, KK, Tynan, AM, Nixon, SA, Glazier, RH. Effectiveness of Progressive Resistive Exercise (PRE) in the context of HIV: systematic review and meta-analysis using the Cochrane Collaboration protocol. BMC Infect. Dis. 2017;17 (1):268. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2342-8. PubMed PMID:28403830 PubMed Central PMC5389006.
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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)