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Queen's University

Centre for Studies in Primary Care

The Centre for Studies in Primary Care (CSPC) is the research arm of the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University. The CSPC conducts high-quality research that is focused on the improvement of primary health care practice delivery and education, at the local and national level. Our research activities draw on a wide range of disciplines through collaborative academic partnerships, and include involvement of practicing physicians who participate in our research program through our Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN).

Read more about CSPC in the About Us section.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy browsing through our website.

Our Mission

The Centre for Studies in Primary Care is dedicated to the conduct of primary care research, surveillance and education that extend our understanding of health, health maintenance, disease and its treatment, and care delivery, and the assessment and dissemination of evidence.

Our Vision

To improve the health and well-being of people in Southeastern Ontario and beyond through research, surveillance and education in primary care.

Director's Welcome

Richard Birtwhistle

"I am pleased to welcome you to the Centre for Studies in Primary Care. Our website will introduce you to the Centre, its staff and some of the exciting primary care research that involve members of the CSPC."

Richard Birtwhistle, MD, MSc, FCFP

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000