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Dr. Ross Upshur

Bridgepoint Collaboratory in Research and Innovation
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Sinai Health
14 St. Matthews Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 2B5

Tel.: 416-461-8252 ext 2977

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Dr. Ross Upshur


Dr. Ross Upshur is the Head, Division of Clinical Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Assistant Director of the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health. At the University of Toronto he is a Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Adjunct Scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, an affiliate of the Institute of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and a member of the Centre for Environment. He is a member of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

His current interests include managing complex chronic disease in aging adults, clinical measurement, the concept of evidence in health care, philosophy of medicine including medical epistemology and the integration of ethics and clinical reasoning, public health ethics, global health ethics, empirical approaches in bioethics, primary care research methods, time series applications in health services research, communicable disease and environmental epidemiology. He has over 350 publications including more than 200 peer reviewed publications spanning these domains.

At a Glance

Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research (2005-2015)

Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award, College of Family Physicians of Canada (2015)

Named one of 20 Pioneers in Family Medicine Research, College of Family Physicians of Canada (2015)

Department of Family and Community Medicine Academic Family Physician of the Year (2008)

Major Research Activities

Dr. Upshur’s current research involves implementing models of primary health care for older adults with complex needs as well as examining community-based approaches to promote optimal aging for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their caregivers.