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. Glazier, RH. Our role in making the Canadian health care system one of the world's best: How family medicine and primary care can transform-and bring the rest of the system with us. Can Fam Physician. 2023;69 (1):11-16. doi: 10.46747/cfp.690111. PubMed PMID:36693751 .
  2. Glazier, RH. [Not Available]. Can Fam Physician. 2023;69 (1):e1-e7. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6901e1. PubMed PMID:36693743 .
  3. Ryan, BL, Mondor, L, Wodchis, WP, Glazier, RH, Meredith, L, Fortin, M et al.. Effect of a multimorbidity intervention on health care utilization and costs in Ontario: randomized controlled trial and propensity-matched analyses. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (1):E45-E53. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20220006. PubMed PMID:36649982 PubMed Central PMC9851625.
  4. Lapointe-Shaw, L, Salahub, C, Bird, C, Bhatia, RS, Desveaux, L, Glazier, RH et al.. Characteristics and Health Care Use of Patients Attending Virtual Walk-in Clinics in Ontario, Canada: Cross-sectional Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2023;25 :e40267. doi: 10.2196/40267. PubMed PMID:36633894 PubMed Central PMC9880810.
  5. Austin, N, Rudoler, D, Allin, S, Dolovich, L, Glazier, RH, Grudniewicz, A et al.. Team-based primary care reforms and older adults: a descriptive assessment of sociodemographic trends and prescribing endpoints in two Canadian provinces. BMC Prim Care. 2023;24 (1):7. doi: 10.1186/s12875-022-01960-z. PubMed PMID:36627566 PubMed Central PMC9832790.
  6. Bayoumi, I, Whitehead, M, Li, W, Kurdyak, P, Glazier, RH. Association of physician financial incentives with primary care enrolment of adults with serious mental illnesses in Ontario: a retrospective observational population-based study. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (1):E1-E12. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210190. PubMed PMID:36627127 PubMed Central PMC9842098.
  7. Kiran, T, Green, ME, Bai, L, Latifovic, L, Khan, S, Kopp, A et al.. Relational Continuity, Physician Payment, and Team-Based Primary Care in the Canadian Health Care System. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023; :. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2022.220235R1. PubMed PMID:36596694 .
  8. Thompson, E, McMahon, M, Loates, K, Yarrow, L, Rylett, J, Glazier, RH et al.. What We Have Heard: Next Steps for Long-Term Care Pandemic Preparedness in Canada. Healthc Q. 2022;25 (SP):53-58. doi: 10.12927/hcq.2022.26977. PubMed PMID:36562585 .
  9. Rudoler, D, Peterson, S, Stock, D, Taylor, C, Wilton, D, Blackie, D et al.. Changes over time in patient visits and continuity of care among graduating cohorts of family physicians in 4 Canadian provinces. CMAJ. 2022;194 (48):E1639-E1646. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220439. PubMed PMID:36511867 PubMed Central PMC9828986.
  10. Saunders, NR, Gandhi, S, Wanigaratne, S, Lu, H, Stukel, TA, Glazier, RH et al.. Health Care Use and System Costs Among Pediatric Refugees in Canada. Pediatrics. 2023;151 (1):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057441. PubMed PMID:36458412 .
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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)