Rick Glazier




I am a Scientist in the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital and a family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. I am also a Senior Scientist at ICES (formerly Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) and a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.  My primary research interests are the delivery of primary health care services including primary care reform models; equity in health care delivery for disadvantaged populations; and the application of geographic methods in health research.

Please note: Dr. Glazier is not taking any summer students.

Recent Publications

  1. Moin, JS, Glazier, RH, Kuluski, K, Kiss, A, Upshur, R. Impact of neighbourhood walkability on the onset of multimorbidity: a cohort study. BMJ Open. 2021;11 (4):e045890. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045890. PubMed PMID:33883154 PubMed Central PMC8061868.
  2. Lane, NE, Ling, V, Glazier, RH, Stukel, TA. Primary care physician volume and quality of care for older adults with dementia: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Fam Pract. 2021;22 (1):51. doi: 10.1186/s12875-021-01398-9. PubMed PMID:33750310 PubMed Central PMC7945328.
  3. McMahon, M, Creatore, MI, Thompson, E, Lay, AM, Hoffman, SJ, Finegood, DT et al.. The Promise of Science, Knowledge Mobilization, and Rapid Learning Systems for COVID-19 Recovery. Int J Health Serv. 2021;51 (2):242-246. doi: 10.1177/0020731421997089. PubMed PMID:33736515 .
  4. Glazier, RH, Green, ME, Wu, FC, Frymire, E, Kopp, A, Kiran, T et al.. Shifts in office and virtual primary care during the early COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, Canada. CMAJ. 2021;193 (6):E200-E210. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202303. PubMed PMID:33558406 PubMed Central PMC7954541.
  5. Vahabi, M, Lofters, AK, Kopp, A, Glazier, RH. Correlates of non-adherence to breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening among screen-eligible women: a population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada. Cancer Causes Control. 2021;32 (2):147-155. doi: 10.1007/s10552-020-01369-y. PubMed PMID:33392906 .
  6. Gilbert-Ouimet, M, Glazier, RH, Brisson, C, Mustard, C, Smith, PM. Job Strain, Overweight, and Diabetes: A 13-Year Prospective Study Among 12,896 Men and Women in Ontario. Psychosom Med. ;83 (2):187-195. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000898. PubMed PMID:33337590 .
  7. Biswas, A, Gilbert-Ouimet, M, Mustard, CA, Glazier, RH, Smith, PM. Combined Associations of Work and Leisure Time Physical Activity on Incident Diabetes Risk. Am J Prev Med. 2021;60 (3):e149-e158. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.09.017. PubMed PMID:33248879 .
  8. Ballios, BG, Park, T, Chaudhary, V, Hurley, B, Kosar, S, Sheidow, T et al.. Identifying gaps in patient access to diabetic screening eye examinations in Ontario: a provincially representative cross-sectional study. Can J Ophthalmol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2020.10.018. PubMed PMID:33232680 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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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)