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. Lapointe-Shaw, L, Salahub, C, Austin, PC, Bai, L, Bhatia, RS, Bird, C et al.. Virtual Visits With Own Family Physician vs Outside Family Physician and Emergency Department Use. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6 (12):e2349452. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.49452. PubMed PMID:38150254 PubMed Central PMC10753397.
  2. Premji, K, Green, ME, Glazier, RH, Khan, S, Schultz, SE, Mathews, M et al.. Characteristics of patients attached to near-retirement family physicians: a population-based serial cross-sectional study in Ontario, Canada. BMJ Open. 2023;13 (12):e074120. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-074120. PubMed PMID:38149429 PubMed Central PMC10711930.
  3. Rudoler, D, Austin, N, Allin, S, Bjerre, LM, Dolovich, L, Glazier, RH et al.. The impact of team-based primary care on medication-related outcomes in older adults: A comparative analysis of two Canadian provinces. Prev Med Rep. 2023;36 :102512. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2023.102512. PubMed PMID:38116285 PubMed Central PMC10728440.
  4. Shahaed, H, Glazier, RH, Anderson, M, Barbazza, E, Bos, VLLC, Saunes, IS et al.. Primary care for all: lessons for Canada from peer countries with high primary care attachment. CMAJ. 2023;195 (47):E1628-E1636. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.221824. PubMed PMID:38049161 PubMed Central PMC10699311.
  5. McDonald, T, Schultz, SE, Green, LA, Lethebe, BC, Glazier, RH. Family physician count and service provision in Ontario and Alberta between 2005/06 and 2017/18: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (6):E1102-E1108. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20220201. PubMed PMID:38016759 PubMed Central PMC10699287.
  6. Lofters, AK, Wu, F, Frymire, E, Kiran, T, Vahabi, M, Green, ME et al.. Cancer Screening Disparities Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6 (11):e2343796. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.43796. PubMed PMID:37983033 PubMed Central PMC10660460.
  7. Bayoumi, I, Glazier, RH, Jaakkimainen, L, Premji, K, Kiran, T, Frymire, E et al.. Trends in attachment to a primary care provider in Ontario, 2008-2018: an interrupted time-series analysis. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (5):E809-E819. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20220167. PubMed PMID:37669813 PubMed Central PMC10482493.
  8. Lavergne, MR, Rudoler, D, Peterson, S, Stock, D, Taylor, C, Wilton, AS et al.. Changes in comprehensiveness of services delivered by Canadian family physicians: Analysis of population-based linked data in 4 provinces. Can Fam Physician. 2023;69 (8):550-556. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6908550. PubMed PMID:37582603 PubMed Central PMC10426375.
  9. Kasaai, B, Thompson, E, Glazier, RH, McMahon, M. Early Career Outcomes of Embedded Research Fellows: An Analysis of the Health System Impact Fellowship Program. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2023;12 :7333. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2023.7333. PubMed PMID:37579439 PubMed Central PMC10125101.
  10. Wanigaratne, S, Rayner, J, Glazier, RH, Stukel, TA, Lu, H, Gandhi, S et al.. Primary health care utilization in the first year after arrival by refugee sponsorship model in Ontario, Canada: A population-based cohort study. PLoS One. 2023;18 (7):e0287437. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0287437. PubMed PMID:37494409 PubMed Central PMC10370760.
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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)