Professor Peter C. Coyte

Professor Peter C. Coyte

GENI Board member,  Canada

Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation,

School of Public Health, University of Toronto  Canada

Dr. Peter C. Coyte joined the GENI Board during June 2016. He 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.

Dr. 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 he 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.

Dr. Coyte was awarded a CHSRF/CIHR Health Services Chair in 2000 for ten-years and he has been the Director of CIHR’s Strategic Research and Training Program in Health Care, Technology, and Place since 2002. These awards emphasize research and training and have attracted significant multi-year financial commitments. In these roles, he cultivates mentoring networks for junior researchers and senior faculty, and fosters knowledge translation relationships with government, industry, and health care stakeholders.  In recognition of these contributions to health services and policy research, Dr. Coyte was awarded the Health Services Research Advancement Award in 2010 from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF).

For more than a decade, Dr. Coyte has been active in building research capacity through research, knowledge exchange and training activities throughout Asia.  He has been a particularly active champion of HTAsiaLink, a collaborative of agencies in Asia that undertake health technology assessments for policy decision-making. Dr. Coyte’s current research focuses on palliative care evaluation, caregiving and labour market outcomes, health technology assessment and the economic costs of smoking.