Faculty Member

Richard H. Glazier MD (Hons) from University of Western Ontario; MPH (Hons)

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
(416) 480-4055 x3883
Office Address
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) 2075 Bayview Avenue, G-106 Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
Epidemiology Division
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • delivery of primary health care services (including an examination of primary care reform models)
  • health care delivery for disadvantaged populations
  • population-based and geographic methods for improving equity in health
  • health and health care utilization among inner city populations
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • immigrants – screening
  • women's health

Other Affiliations

  • Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Scientist, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Staff Physician, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • CHL 5602 Family Medicine Seminar Series
  • CHL 5605 Family Medicine Research

Honours & Awards

  • Family Medicine Researcher of the Year 2005, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Outstanding Contribution to Family Medicine Research Award, Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 2011/2012
  • President’s Award, North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), 2011
  • Research Mentorship Award, Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 2009

Current Research Projects

  • 2007-2012 – Examining the impact of primary care reform in Ontario on access to and quality of care (PI)
  • 2007-2010 – Gender-related differences in diabetes susceptibility: the relative contribution of social, environmental and lifestyle factors (Co-Inv)
  • 2006-2009 – Ontario women's Health Report Card: Improving health and promoting equity for the women of Ontario (Co-inv)
  • 2006-2008 – The determinants of health care services in rural and urban communities of British Columbia and the effect of place (Fellowship: L.Sibley)
  • 2006-2008 – Cervical cancer screening among recent immigrants to Toronto, Ontario, Canada: a multi-level model of individual-level & area-level factors and risk of non-screening (Studentship: A.Lofters)
  • 2006-2007 – Advancing surveillance of arthritis in primary care (Co-inv)
  • 2005-2008 – Structural stress and gender differences in psychiatric and physical health (co-inv)
  • 2005-2007 – The urban environment and the prevalence of diabetes (co-inv)
  • 2003-2009 – An integrated training program in health and social science research to improve the health of marginalized populations (Co-PI)
  • 2003-2007 – Health services utilization in a concentrated urban setting: A population-based analysis of trends over time (PI)

Representative Publications

  • Glazier RH, Kopp A, Schultz SE, Kiran T, Henry DA. All the right intentions but few of the desired results: Lessons on access to primary care from Ontario’s patient enrolment models. Healthc Q. 2012;15(3):17-21.
  • Glazier RH, Zagorski BM, Rayner J. Comparison of Primary Care Models in Ontario by Demographics, Case Mix and Emergency Department Use, 2008/09 to 2009/10. ICES Investigative Report. Toronto: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; 2012.
  • Glazier RH, Harris SB, Tompkins JW, Wilton AS, Chevendra V, Stewart M, Thind A. Number of HbA1c tests unrelated to quality of diabetes control: An electronic medical record data linkage study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2011;93(1):e37-40. Epub 2011 May 13.
  • Glazier RH, Agha MM, Moineddin R, Sibley L. Universal health insurance and equity in primary care and specialist office visits: A population-based study. Ann Fam Med 2009;7(5):396-405.
  • Glazier RH, Booth GL (Editors, Contributors). Neighbourhood Environments and Resources for Healthy Living – A Focus on Diabetes in Toronto: ICES Atlas. Toronto: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; 2007.
  • Matheson FI, Moineddin R, Glazier RH. The weight of place: a multilevel analysis of gender, neighbourhood material deprivation and body mass index among Canadian adults. Soc Sci Med 2008;66:675-90.
  • Urquia ML, Frank JW, Glazier RH, Moineddin R. Birth outcomes by neighbourhood income and recent immigration in Toronto. Health Reports 2007;18:1-10.
  • Lofters A, Glazier RH, Agha MM, Creatore MI, Moineddin R. Inadequacy of cervical cancer screening among urban recent immigrants: A population-based study of physician and laboratory claims in Toronto, Canada. Prev Med 2007;44(6):536-42.
  • Glazier RH, Bajcar J, Kennie N, Willson K. A systematic review of interventions to improve diabetes care in socially disadvantaged populations. Diabetes Care 2006;29:1675-88.
  • Glazier RH, Vahabi M, Damba C, Patychuk D, Ardal S, et al. Defining needs-based urban health planning areas is feasible and desirable: A population-based approach in toronto, Ontario. Can J Public Health 2005;96:380-4.
  • Glazier RH, Badley EM, Lineker SC, Wilkins AL, Bell MJ. Getting a grip on arthritis: An educational intervention for the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in primary care. J Rheumatol 2005;32:137-42.