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. Varner, C, Boozary, A, Laupacis, A. [Not Available]. CMAJ. 2024;196 (23):E801-E802. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.240577-f. PubMed PMID:38885977 PubMed Central PMC11182679.
  2. Boozary, A, Varner, C, Laupacis, A. Homelessness is a health crisis: why hospitals are resorting to building housing. CMAJ. 2024;196 (19):E666-E667. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.240649. PubMed PMID:38772600 PubMed Central PMC11104578.
  3. Varner, C, Boozary, A, Laupacis, A. "Social admissions" to hospital are not personal failures but policy ones. CMAJ. 2024;196 (17):E597-E598. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.240577. PubMed PMID:38719224 PubMed Central PMC11073831.
  4. Persaud, N, Azarpazhooh, A, Keown-Stoneman, C, Birken, CS, Isaranuwatchai, W, Maguire, JL et al.. Xylitol for the prevention of acute otitis media episodes in children aged 1-5 years: a randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child. 2024;109 (2):121-124. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2023-325565. PubMed PMID:37890960 PubMed Central PMC10850643.
  5. Shickh, S, Mighton, C, Clausen, M, Kodida, R, Adi-Wauran, E, Hirjikaka, D et al.. "I don't need any more unknowns hanging over my head": Views of patients with cancer on variants of uncertain significance and low/moderate risk results from genomic sequencing. Genet Med. 2023;25 (12):100960. doi: 10.1016/j.gim.2023.100960. PubMed PMID:37577963 .
  6. Persaud, N, Bedard, M, Boozary, A, Glazier, RH, Gomes, T, Hwang, SW et al.. Effect of Free Medicine Distribution on Health Care Costs in Canada Over 3 Years: A Secondary Analysis of the CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Health Forum. 2023;4 (5):e231127. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.1127. PubMed PMID:37234014 PubMed Central PMC10220517.
  7. Kodida, R, Reble, E, Clausen, M, Shickh, S, Mighton, C, Sam, J et al.. A model for the return and referral of all clinically significant secondary findings of genomic sequencing. J Med Genet. 2023;60 (8):733-739. doi: 10.1136/jmg-2022-109091. PubMed PMID:37217257 .
  8. 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;142 (4):553-562. doi: 10.1007/s00439-023-02543-3. PubMed PMID:36943453 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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 .
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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)