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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. 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 .
  5. 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. 2018;187 (1):27-33. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx298. PubMed PMID:29020132 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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 PubMed Central PMC5710571.
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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)