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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Fitzsimon, JP, Belanger, C, Glazier, RH, Green, M, Peixoto, C, Mahdavi, R et al.. Clinical and economic impact of a community-based, hybrid model of in-person and virtual care in a Canadian rural setting: a cross-sectional population-based comparative study. BMJ Open. 2023;13 (5):e069699. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069699. PubMed PMID:37188465 PubMed Central PMC10186435.
  7. Kiran, T, Green, ME, Strauss, R, Wu, CF, Daneshvarfard, M, Kopp, A et al.. Virtual Care and Emergency Department Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Patients of Family Physicians in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6 (4):e239602. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.9602. PubMed PMID:37115549 PubMed Central PMC10148195.
  8. Aggarwal, M, Kokorelias, KM, Glazier, RH, Katz, A, Shiers-Hanley, JE, Upshur, REG et al.. What is the role of primary care in the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and the barriers and facilitators to an equitable vaccine roll-out? A rapid scoping review of nine jurisdictions. BMJ Open. 2023;13 (4):e065306. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065306. PubMed PMID:37076148 PubMed Central PMC10123853.
  9. Lavergne, MR, Rudoler, D, Peterson, S, Stock, D, Taylor, C, Wilton, AS et al.. Declining Comprehensiveness of Services Delivered by Canadian Family Physicians Is Not Driven by Early-Career Physicians. Ann Fam Med. 2023;21 (2):151-156. doi: 10.1370/afm.2945. PubMed PMID:36973051 PubMed Central PMC10042570.
  10. 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 PubMed Central PMC9873296.
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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)