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. 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 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bouck, Z, Mecredy, G, Ivers, NM, Pendrith, C, Fine, B, Martin, D et al.. Routine use of chest x-ray for low-risk patients undergoing a periodic health examination: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. ;6 (3):E322-E329. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170138. PubMed PMID:30104416 PubMed Central PMC6182124.
  7. Glazier, RH. Reflections of the quality of primary care in Canada and Israel. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2018;7 (1):46. doi: 10.1186/s13584-018-0243-y. PubMed PMID:30075816 PubMed Central PMC6091009.
  8. Ryan, BL, Bray Jenkyn, K, Shariff, SZ, Allen, B, Glazier, RH, Zwarenstein, M et al.. Beyond the grey tsunami: a cross-sectional population-based study of multimorbidity in Ontario. Can J Public Health. 2018;109 (5-6):845-854. doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0103-0. PubMed PMID:30022403 .
  9. Glazier, RH. Association versus causation. CMAJ. 2018;190 (28):E863. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.69466. PubMed PMID:30012804 PubMed Central PMC6050115.
  10. Kim, D, Glazier, RH, Zagorski, B, Kawachi, I, Oreopoulos, P. Neighbourhood socioeconomic position and risks of major chronic diseases and all-cause mortality: a quasi-experimental study. BMJ Open. 2018;8 (5):e018793. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018793. PubMed PMID:29780025 PubMed Central PMC5961585.
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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)