Centre for Studies in Primary Care

Centre for Studies in Primary Care

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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 the CSPC in the About Us section.


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.

Our Goal


The CSPC works to increase capacity in primary care research through research training for students, family medicine residents, other primary care trainees, and practicing family physicians. A Fellowship or Masters-level program in Primary Care Research is a goal of the CSPC.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Richard Birtwhistle and Dr. Walter Rosser! They have been named among the Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada by the The College of Family Physicians of Canada! You can read about their accomplishments in the full release by the CFPC here.

    Watch interviews with Dr. Birtwhistle here and Dr. Rosser here!

  • Richard Birtwhistle (e)Affect

    Read about how Dr. Birtwhistle is transforming medicine in the Spring 2015 issue of Queen's Research magazine, (e)Affect. 

  • Data Quality Poster
  • "Physician Assessment of INR Control" was selected as one of four winners of "Best Academic Projects" at the CSPC's 2015 Primary Care Research Day. 

  • PBRN sentinel survey poster
  • 2014 CSPC Annual Report

    The 2014 CSPC Annual Report is out! Read it here

  • Learning Collaboratives
  • To learn more about the Hospital at Home Evaluation Project, visit our Community Projects and Program Evaluation Portfolio Page. 



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