Dr. Joseph Puyat is an assistant professor (Partner) at the UBC School of Population and Public Health and a scientist and research methodologist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS).
He obtained his PhD in Population and Public Health from the University of British Columbia. His previous training includes an MSc in Health Care and Epidemiology and an MA in Social Psychology.
In his previous research, he used linked health administrative data from the Province of British Columbia to study gaps and disparities in depression care and examined whether the introduction of physician incentives impacted the magnitude of existing care gaps and disparities.
In his current work, he is exploring how the prevalence and burden of depression at the population level can be reduced over time by ensuring that treatment approaches are tailored to individuals’ characteristics; reducing or eliminating treatment disparities; and promoting community-based activities that have therapeutic and preventive effects.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Puyat, please see ResearchGate.