Andreas Laupacis


Affiliate Scientist

Research Programs


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

I have a longstanding  interest in clinical epidemiology,  health services research, health policy and  patient involvement in research and health care. I was the founder of Healthy Debate and am currently Editor in Chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


Recent Publications

  1. Shickh, S, Sebastian, A, Clausen, M, Mighton, C, Elser, C, Eisen, A et al.. Great expectations: patients' preferences for clinically significant results from genomic sequencing. Hum Genet. 2023; :. doi: 10.1007/s00439-023-02543-3. PubMed PMID:36943453 .
  2. Chin-Yee, N, Gomes, T, Tanuseputro, P, Talarico, R, Laupacis, A. Anticoagulant use and associated outcomes in older patients receiving home palliative care: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ. 2022;194 (35):E1198-E1208. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220919. PubMed PMID:36096505 PubMed Central PMC9477253.
  3. Shickh, S, Mighton, C, Clausen, M, Adi-Wauran, E, Hirjikaka, D, Kodida, R et al.. "Doctors shouldn't have to cheat the system": Clinicians' real-world experiences of the utility of genomic sequencing. Genet Med. 2022;24 (9):1888-1898. doi: 10.1016/j.gim.2022.04.024. PubMed PMID:35612591 .
  4. Fuller, A, Siddiqi, A, Shahidi, FV, Anderson, LN, Hildebrand, V, Keown-Stoneman, CDG et al.. Understanding income-related differences in distribution of child growth, behaviour and development using a cross-sectional sample of a clinical cohort study. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (2):e056991. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056991. PubMed PMID:35168982 PubMed Central PMC8852748.
  5. Bayoumi, A, Laupacis, A. Outdated criteria for drug plan reimbursement obstruct evidence-based care. CMAJ. 2021;193 (40):E1573-E1574. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211617. PubMed PMID:35040803 PubMed Central PMC8568076.
  6. Bayoumi, A, Laupacis, A. [Not Available]. CMAJ. 2021;193 (47):E1826-E1827. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211617-f. PubMed PMID:34844946 PubMed Central PMC8654894.
  7. Vyas, MV, Fang, J, Austin, PC, Laupacis, A, Cheung, MC, Silver, FL et al.. Importance of accounting for loss to follow-up when comparing mortality between immigrants and long-term residents: a population-based retrospective cohort. BMJ Open. 2021;11 (11):e046377. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046377. PubMed PMID:34728439 PubMed Central PMC8565574.
  8. Tran, K, Webster, F, Ivers, NM, Laupacis, A, Dhalla, IA. Are quality improvement plans perceived to improve the quality of primary care in Ontario? Qualitative study. Can Fam Physician. 2021;67 (10):759-766. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6710759. PubMed PMID:34649902 PubMed Central PMC8516178.
  9. Sholzberg, M, Tang, GH, Rahhal, H, AlHamzah, M, Kreuziger, LB, Áinle, FN et al.. Effectiveness of therapeutic heparin versus prophylactic heparin on death, mechanical ventilation, or intensive care unit admission in moderately ill patients with covid-19 admitted to hospital: RAPID randomised clinical trial. BMJ. 2021;375 :n2400. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2400. PubMed PMID:34649864 PubMed Central PMC8515466.
  10. Johnstone, J, Meade, M, Lauzier, F, Marshall, J, Duan, E, Dionne, J et al.. Effect of Probiotics on Incident Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2021;326 (11):1024-1033. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.13355. PubMed PMID:34546300 PubMed Central PMC8456390.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Editor in Chief, Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • Senior Fellow, Massey College in the University of Toronto
  • Clinical Specialty: general internal medicine, with a special interest in palliative care (retired)