Dr. Rick Glazier is a well-known family physician and a pioneer in primary health care service delivery research. During his career he has made a significant impact on how we think about population health and what we can do collectively to improve access to high-quality care for everyone.
Dr. Glazier has brought clarity to key issues such as enhancing care delivery for underserved populations and has helped build capacity in primary care research. He has fostered nascent research training programs, encouraged young physicians to pursue their research interests, supervised graduate students, and mentored countless faculty members.
As the Scientific Director of the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, he has additional opportunities to cultivate, support, and enhance the Canadian primary health care research community. He recently worked closely with the CFPC and the FAFM on the development of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Impact Grant Program.
Dr. Glazier is also a professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. He is a family physician at the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and a scientist at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
After completing medical school at Western University, Dr. Glazier did his residency in family medicine at Queen’s University. He received a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and completed his residency in general preventive medicine and public health through Johns Hopkins University and the World Health Organization.
The CFPC has previously awarded Dr. Glazier the Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award (2005), named him one of the Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada (2015), and presented him with the W. Victor Johnston Award (2016).
Lifetime Achievement in Family Medicine Research Award
These awards honour individuals who are trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research, and who have made a significant career contribution to family medicine research during their active career years. These awards give public recognition to both their work and to the discipline of family medicine.