Peter C. Coyte

PhD (University of Western Ontario)
MA (University of Western Ontario)
BA (Honours Class I, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)

Professional Interests

health economics; health services outcomes and evaluation; health services finance, organization, and delivery; health policy; home and community care; clinical evaluation and pharmacoeconomics

CHSRF/CIHR Health Services Chair
Health Care, Technology & Place


Dr. Coyte is a national and international expert in the areas of health economics, health services evaluation, and health policy and planning. His studies have included the measurement of regional variations in health service utilization, evaluations of the cost effective provision of health care services, and assessments of health service finance, organization, and delivery.

Dr. Coyte was awarded a CHSRF/CIHR Health Services Chair in 2000 for a ten-year period and he has been the Director of CIHR’s Strategic Research and Training Program in Health Care, Technology, and Place since 2002. In these roles, Dr. Coyte cultivates mentoring networks for junior researchers and senior faculty and fosters knowledge translation relationships with government, industry, and health care stakeholders.

In 2002, Dr. Coyte was elected President of the Canadian Health Economic Research Association. He was instrumental in championing the evolution of that organization to form the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, a multi-disciplinary membership-based association dedicated to improving the quality, relevance, and application of health services and policy research for both inter-disciplinary researchers as well as for users of research.  He was elected as the inaugural President of CAHSPR in 2003, and was the Association’s Past President between 2005 and 2007.

In recognition of his significant contributions to the advancement of health services research in Canada, Dr. Coyte was awarded the 2010 CHRSF’s Health Services Research Advancement Award.

Thesis Supervision (2011+)

  1. Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai. Patterns, Determinants and Spatial Analysis of Health Service Utilization Following the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand (2011)
  2. Kednapa Thavorn. Demand for Health among Canadians: Roles of Immigration Status, Country of Origin and Year since Immigration (2012)
  3. Mayvis Anthony Rebeira. Essays on the Economics of Longevity (2015)
  4. Zhaoxin Dong. A Cost Analysis of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter in Paediatrics (2011)
  5. Lisa Masucci. Health Care Service Provision Over the Palliative Care Trajectory (2011)
  6. Michelle Letchumanan. An Economic Evaluation of Conception Strategies for Heterosexual Serodiscordant Couples with HIV- Positive Male Partners (2013)
  7. Vivian Wing Man Ng. The Costs and Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease at Different Stages of Severity – An Initial Exploration (2013)
  8. Mo Yu. Economic Implications of Alternative Sites of Death and Sites of Care in Ontario Palliative Care Recipients (2013)
  9. Carita Ng. The Effects of Immigrant Status and Ethnicity on the Propensity and Intensity of Informal Care Received in Canada (2013)
  10. Ruby Redmond-Misner. The Role of Primary Cancer Diagnosis in Determining Costs and Caregiver Burden Associated with Palliative Home Care (2014)
  11. Kathleen Armstrong. Cost-effective Care Delivery Models in Ambulatory Surgery: Expedited Discharge and Virtual Care (2015)
  12. Reyhaneh Keshmiri. Economic Evaluation of Infant Feeding Modalities for Mothers in Canada Living with HIV (2016)
  13. Michael George Zywiel. The Health Economic Implications of Perioperative Delirium in Older Orthopaedic Surgery Patients with Fragility Hip Fractures (2016)
  14. Rui Fu. The Impact of Pre-transplant Dialysis Duration on Kidney Transplant Recipient Survival: An Instrumental Variable Approach (2018)
  15. Krystina Waler. Systematic Review – the Effectiveness, Efficacy and Safety of Giraffe OmniBeds (2018)