Rick Glazier



St. Michael's Hospital
St. Michael's Hospital Health Centre at 410, 410 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Ontario Canada M4X 1K2
Research Interests
Disadvantaged Populations, Chronic Diseases, Observational Studies, Health Policy, Health Service Delivery, Social Determinants of Health, Administrative Databases, Systematic Reviews, Quantitative Data Analysis, ,
Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Rick Glazier is a Family Physician and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He is a staff family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and a Scientist in its Centre for Urban Health Solutions. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Glazier is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Dr. Glazier holds a MD from Western University and he completed his residency in Family Medicine at Queen’s University. He received a MPH at Johns Hopkins University and completed his residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and at the World Health Organization.


Research Synopsis


Dr. Glazier's research focuses on evaluating health system transformation, primary care health services delivery models, health of disadvantaged populations, management of chronic conditions, and population-based and geographic methods for improving equity in health.


Recent Publications


Glazier RH, Creatore MI, Weyman JT, Fazli G, Matheson FI, Gozdyra P, Moineddin R, Kaufman-Shriqui V, Booth GL. Density, destinations or both? A comparison of measures of walkability in relation to transportation behaviors, obesity and diabetes in Toronto, Canada. PLoS One. 2014;9(1):e85295

Schultz SE, Glazier RH. Identification of physicians providing comprehensive primary care in Ontario: a retrospective analysis using linked administrative data. CMAJ Open. 2017;5(4):E856-E863

Shen SC, Lofters A, Tinmouth J, Paszat L, Rabeneck L, Glazier RH. Predictors of non-adherence to colorectal cancer screening among immigrants to Ontario, Canada: a population-based study. Prev Med. 2018;111:180-189

Kiran T, Kopp A, Glazier RH. Those left behind from voluntary medical home reforms in Ontario, Canada. Ann Fam Med. 2016; 14(6):517-525.


Honours and Awards



W. Victor Johnston Award for outstanding leadership contribution to the discipline of Family Medicine in Canada and abroad, The College of Family Physicians in Canada, 2016

Top 20 Pioneers in Family Medicine Research, The College of Family Physicians in Canada, August 2015

President’s Award, North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), 2011

Family Medicine Researcher of the Year, College of Family Physicians of Canada, 2005




Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant
Term: 07/2013-06/2016
Project Title: Accessibility and costs of healthcare for refugee claimants following changes to the Interim Federal Health Program.
Amount: $766,176
Nominated Principal Investigator: Cecile Rousseau; Principal Investigators: Richard Glazier, Chris Greenaway, Joanne Anneke Rummens
Co-applicants: Janet Cleveland, Anita Gagnon, Jill Hanley, Michaela Hynie, Michael Libman, Rahim Moineddin, Marie-Jo Ouimet, Nav Persaud, Andrew Pinto, Kevin Pottie, Ellen Rosenberg, Monica Ruiz-Casares, Erin Strumpf, Karine Vanthuyne, Karl Weiss.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant
Term: 2018/4 - 2022/3
Project Title: Optimizing Canada's Healthcare for REfugees (OCHRE)
Amount: $585,224
Co-applicants: Astrid Guttmann (Nominated PI); Richard Glazier, Jennifer Rayner (Co-PI)

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Health System Research Fund Program Award
Term: 2017/18-2020/21
Project Title: Primary Health Care as the Foundation for Health System Performance, Integration and Sustainability: INSPIRE-PHC-2
Amount: $2,087,547
Co-Principal Investigator: Michael Green, Richard Glazier