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Edward Xie, MD MSc CCFP(EM) DTM&H is a Clinician Investigator at UHN and Assistant Professor at UofT. He's an executive member of Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM) where he's been a faculty delegate to Addis Ababa University.

Edward's research interests focus on health services and policy related to determinants of health and complex inter-sectoral problems, such as homelessness, poverty, addictions, and climate change. He completed an MSc at the LSE and LSHTM with a focus on economic analysis and social policy.

Edward has volunteered with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Toronto clinics for uninsured patients. He's also a Faculty co-lead on climate change and health and a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.


  • Health Policy

  • Disadvantaged Populations

  • Economic Analysis


Xie E*, Hulme J*, Sheikh H*, Gatov E, Nagamuthu C, Kurdyak P. Mortality among Individuals who Frequently use Emergency Departments for Alcohol-Related Reasons: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Canadian Medical Association Journal. Accepted: 2020. *co-first authors

Aubry T, Bloch G, Brcic V, Saad A, Magwood O, Abdalla T, Alkhateeb Q, Xie E, Mathew C, Hannigan T, Costello C, Thavorn K, Stergiopoulos V, Tugwell P, Pottie K. Effectiveness of permanent supportive housing and income assistance interventions for homeless individuals in high-income countries: a systematic review. The Lancet Public Health. 2020; 5(6): e342-e60. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30055-4

Xie E, de Barros EF, Abelsohn A, Stein AT, Haines A. Challenges and opportunities in planetary health for primary care providers. The Lancet Planetary Health. 2018;2(5):e185-e187. doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30055-X

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