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Joseph Puyat

Joseph Puyat

Assistant Professor (Partner) MSc, MA, PhD

Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences



588 – 1081 Burrard St (Room 583A) St. Paul’s Hospital Vancouver, BC


Dr. Puyat’s current research focuses on the use of big data analytics and linked, large health administrative databases to examine the treatment and quality gaps in mental health.

Previously, he has completed studies on guideline-based care, psychopharmacoepidemiology, and disparities in the use of mental health services. He also collaborates with other researchers and experts who conduct studies on applied physiology, physical activity, sedentary behavior, ageing, and complementary feeding.

John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork (Honourable Mention), University of British Columbia (2022)

MSFHR Convening & Collaborating Award (2020)

MSFHR Scholar Award (2019)

Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Affiliated Investigator, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA), Simon Fraser University

Scientist, Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes


Areas of expertise: Mental health, treatment gaps in mental health, gender differences in mental health care, psychiatric epidemiology, social epidemiology, health administrative data

Below is an article of his research.

Half of patients with depression are inadequately treated

SPPH 553 – Foundations of Public Health Computing