Archna Gupta


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Archna Gupta is a clinician scientist. She is a researcher passionate about health equity and global health. Her research focuses on the intersection between public health and primary care, how to best serve vulnerable patients or those who face structural marginalization and how to equitably serve growing populations with expanding health needs locally and globally.

She is also a practicing family physician and family medicine obstetrics provider at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Unity Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD in Health Services Research at the Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto (2022), her Master’s in Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (2014) and her Medical Degree from McMaster University (2009).

Selected Publications

Gupta A, Prasad R, Abraham S, Nedungalaparambil NM, Landes M, Steele Gray C, Sridharan S, Bhattacharyya O. Pioneering family physicians and the mechanisms for strengthening primary health care in India-A qualitative descriptive study. PLOS Glob Public Health2023;3(6):e0001972doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001972. eCollection 2023. PubMed PMID: 37289670; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10249806.

Gupta A, Prasad R, Abraham S, Nedungalaparambil NM, Bhattacharyya O, Landes M, Sridharan S, Gray CS. The emergence of family medicine in India-A qualitative descriptive study. PLOS Glob Public Health2023;3(5):e0001848doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001848. eCollection 2023. PubMed PMID: 37172000; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10180658.

Ng V, Gupta A, Erlich D. Brought about by necessity: how the pandemic accelerated a transformation of continuing professional development. Educ Prim Care2022 Jan;33(1):2-5doi: 10.1080/14739879.2021.1920474. Epub 2021 May 14. PubMed PMID: 33988069.

Gupta A, Gray CS, Landes M, Sridharan S, Bhattacharyya O. La médecine familiale: Une discipline en évolution dans le monde entier. Can Fam Physician2021 Sep;67(9):656-660doi: 10.46747/cfp.6709656. PubMed PMID: 34521706; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9683372.

Gupta A, Gray CS, Landes M, Sridharan S, Bhattacharyya O. Family medicine: An evolving field around the world. Can Fam Physician2021 Sep;67(9):647-651doi: 10.46747/cfp.6709647. PubMed PMID: 34521704; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9683363.

Abraham S, Gupta A, Khare M. Primary care for India’s urban dwellers living in informal settlements during the COVID-19 pandemic: The experience of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, Department of Family Medicine. Aust J Gen Pract2020 Sep 7;49doi: 10.31128/AJGP-COVID-34. PubMed PMID: 33051632.

Gupta A, Thorpe C, Bhattacharyya O, Zwarenstein M. Promoting development and uptake of health innovations: The Nose to Tail Tool. F1000Res2016;5:361doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8145.1. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27239275; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4863676.

English M, Karumbi J, Maina M, Aluvaala J, Gupta A, Zwarenstein M, Opiyo N. The need for pragmatic clinical trials in low and middle income settings – taking essential neonatal interventions delivered as part of inpatient care as an illustrative example. BMC Med2016 Jan 18;14:5doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0556-z. PubMed PMID: 26782822; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4717536.

Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Department of Family and Community Medicine St. Michael’s Hospital,
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Upstream Lab