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. 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. Can J Psychiatry. 2020; :706743720927812. doi: 10.1177/0706743720927812. PubMed PMID:32436726 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2019.12.001. PubMed PMID:32241753 .
  4. 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.
  5. 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 PubMed Central PMC6853827.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
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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)