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Faculty Member

Mohammad Agha PhD in Epidemiology

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416-480-4055 ext 360
Office Address
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences 2075 Bayview Ave Toronto, ON
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Health Services Utilization in Children
  • Congenital abnormalities and childhood cancer
  • Long term mortality and morbidity due to major chronic conditions in children
  • Health equity and access to care
  • Survival and late effects in childhood cancer

Education & Training History

Academic Background and Training

PhD in Epidemiology 2000
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Toronto, Canada
Thesis title: “Congenital Abnormalities and Childhood Cancer: A Record Linkage Cohort Study”

Master of Science in Epidemiology/Biostatistics 1988
Department of Community Medicine, Pahlavi University,
Thesis title: “Prevalence of Poliomyelitis in Southern Iran”
Funded by World Health Organization

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Professional Summary & Appointments

  • Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Scientis
  • Centre for Inner City Research, Scientist
  • POGO Research Unit, Member

Honours & Awards

  • Student Award Prize 1999Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Current Research Projects

  • Costs Incurred by Families of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer.
  • 2008-2013 – Health Care Utilization among Children with Major Chronic Conditions in Ontario-

Representative Publications

Agha, M. Glazier R, Moineddin R, Moor A, Guttman A. Foor fortification and decline in the prevalence of Neural Tube Defects: Does public intervention reduce the socioeconomic gap in prevalence? IJERPH 2013, 10, 1312-1323

Moineddin R, Meaney C, Agha M, Zagorski B, Glazier RH. Modeling factors influencing the demand for emergency department services in Ontario: a comparison of methods. BMC Emerg Med 2011;11:13.

M M. Agha , Richard H. Glazier , Rahim Moineddin, Aideen M. Moore, Astrid Guttmann. Socioeconomic Status and Prevalence of Congenital Heart Defects: Does Universal Access to Health Care System Eliminate the Gap? Birth Defects Research (Part A), 2011, Vol 91, 12.

Tsimicalis, A., Stevens, B., Ungar, W. J., McKeever, P., Greenberg, M., Agha, M., Guerriere, R., Barr, R., Naqvi, A., & Moineddin, R. Costs Incurred by Families of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer in Ontario. Psycho-Oncology In Press.

Lyn M. Sibley, Rahim Moineddin, M M. Agha, Richard H. Glazier, Risk Adjustment Using Administrative Data-Based and Survey-Derived Methods for Explaining Physician Utilization. Medical Care 2010; 48(2):175-82.

Richard H. Glazier, M M. Agha, Rahim Moineddin, Lyn M. Sibley. Universal Health Insurance and Equity in Primary Care and Specialist Office Visits: A Population-Based Study. Ann Family Med 2009;7:396-405.

Leah Steele, Richard Glazier, M Agha, ,Rahim Moineddin. The gatekeeper system and disparities in use of psychiatric care by neighborhood education level: results of a nine-year cohort study in Toronto. Health care Policy 2009, 4(4):e133-e150

Tara A Burra, Richard Glazier, Rahim Moineddin, M M Agha,. Social disadvantage, air pollution, and asthma physician visits in Toronto, Canada. Environmental Research 2009 ; 109(5) :567-74

Glazier RH, Agha MM, Moineddin R, L.Sibley. Universal Health Insurance and Equity in Primary Care and Specialist Office Visits: A Population-Based Study. Annals of Family Medicine 7:396-405 (2009)

Agha MM. Glazier RH. Guttman A. Relationship Between Social Inequalities and Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalizations Persists for up to Nine Years among Children Born in a Major Canadian Urban Center. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2007;7:258–262

Agha MM, Greenberg M, Greenberg C, Barr R, DiMonte B. McLaughlin J. Incidence trends and projections for childhood cancer in Ontario. International Journal of Cancer: 2006; 118(11): 2809–2815.

Agha MM, Williams JI, Marrett L, To T, Dodds L. Determinants of Survival in Children With Congenital Abnormalities A Population-based Cohort Study. Birth Defects Research (Part A): 2006; 76:46–54.

Agha MM, Williams JI, Marrett L, To T, Zipursky A, Dodds L. Congenital Abnormalities and
Childhood Cancer: A Cohort Record-linkage Study. Cancer 2005; 103:1939–48.

Lofters A, Glazier RH, Agha MM, Creatore MI, Moineddin R. Adequacy of cervical cancer screening among urban recent immigrants: a population-based study of physician and laboratory claims in Toronto, Canada. Prev Med 2007;44:536-542.

Glazier RH, Tepper J, Agha MM, Moineddin R. Primary Care in Disadvantaged Populations. Chapter 8. In: Jaakkimainen L, Upshur R (eds). Primary Care: A Practice Atlas. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, 2006.

Hwang SW, Agha MM, Creatore MI, Glazier RH. Age- and sex-specific income gradients in alcohol-related hospitalization rates in an urban area. Ann Epidemiology. 2005 Jan;15(1):56-63.

Rhodes AE, Agha MM, Creatore MI, Glazier RH. Monitoring mental health reform in a Canadian inner city. Health & Place 2004;10(2):163-8.

Glazier RH, Creatore MI, Cortinois A, Agha MM, Moineddin R. Neighborhood recent immigration and hospitalization in Toronto, Canada. Can J Public Health 2004;95:I30-4.

Glazier RH, Creatore MI, Agha MM, Steele LS. Socioeconomic misclassification in Ontario’s health care registry. Can J Public Health 2003;94:140-3.

Glazier RH, Badley EM, Gilbert JE, Agha MA, Creatore MI, Moineddin R. Ambulatory care sensitive hospital admissions that aren’t: care prior to hospital admission in Toronto, Canada. Ann Epidemiol. 2003 Sep;13(8):586.

To T., Agha M., Dick P., Feldman W. Cohort study on circumcision of newborn boys and subsequent risk of urinary-tract infection. The Lancet 1998, 352:1813-16.

Refereed Abstracts:

M M Agha, R Glazier, A. Guttman, R Moineddin. Long-term health care utilization among children with major chronic conditions: a large population-based cohort study, Ontario 1993–2004. Arch. Dis. Child., Nov 2008; Vol 93; Supplement 2: eap6.

M M Agha, M Greenberg, C Greenberg, and B Demonte. Impact of child’s illness severity on parent’s satisfaction with service delivery in pediatric oncology centers, Ontario. Arch. Dis. Child., Nov 2008; Vol 93; Supplement 2: p35.

Steele LS, Glazier RH, Agha M, Lin E, Cohen MM. Socioeconomic barriers to ambulatory mental health services despite universal health care in a Canadian inner-city setting. Am J Epidemiology 2001;153(Suppl):856.

Creatore MI, Glazier RH, Agha MM, Moineddin R. Income disparity, immigration and mental health hospitalization in Toronto, Canada. J Urban Health 2003;80:II102

Glazier RH, Creatore MI, Agha MM, Steele LS. Socioeconomic misclassification in Ontario’s single payer administrative databases. Am J Epidemiology 2001;153(Suppl):881.

Creatore MI, Glazier RH, Agha MM. The effects of urban migration patterns on accuracy of administrative health data: a case study of Toronto, Canada. J Urban Health 2003;80:II27.

Published Contribution to Collective Work/Book

Williams J.I., Kelly J., Agha M. Are There Societal Differences in Rating of Health? In McCready DJ, Swan WR editors. Change & Resistance, Proceedings of the 6th Canadian Conference on Health Economics. Wilfred Lurier University, Waterloo, Ontario 1995