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Peter Coyte

Peter C. Coyte is a professor of health economics in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Prior to joining the university in 1987, he was a member of the economics department at the University of Alberta and, before that, at Simon Fraser University.  

Mr. Coyte is a national and international expert in health economics, health services evaluation, and health policy and planning. In 2002, he was elected president of the Canadian Health Economic Research Association and was instrumental in championing the evolution of that organization to form the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR), a multi-disciplinary association dedicated to improving the quality, relevance, and application of health services and policy research for both researchers and users of research. He was elected as CAHSPR’s inaugural president in 2003. 

Mr. Coyte was awarded a 10-year Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CHSRF)/Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) health services chair in 2000 and he has been the director of CIHR’s strategic research and training program in healthcare, technology, and place since 2002. In these roles, he cultivates mentoring networks for junior researchers and senior faculty, and fosters knowledge translation relationships with government, industry, and healthcare stakeholders.  

Mr. Coyte’s current research focuses on health services finance, palliative care evaluation, caregiving and labour market outcomes, health technology assessment, and the economic costs of smoking.