Dr. Milad Parpouchi is a public health professional, a researcher at the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, a former Canadian Institutes of Health Research doctoral scholar, and a 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar. Milad has received numerous awards and distinctions for his work addressing the health and human rights of marginalized and vulnerable populations. He has conducted ground-breaking research on food insecurity, sexual behaviour, criminal justice involvement, and health service use among people experiencing homelessness and mental illness, and he is an accomplished university instructor and public speaker. His research has been published in peer-reviewed publications and has been featured in print and broadcast media. Milad has also presented his findings at scientific meetings across Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Milad earned a doctorate in health sciences and a master's in public health from Simon Fraser University. His research investigates health and social interventions that promote recovery among people experiencing complex challenges, including addiction, serious mental illness, and homelessness. Milad has led initiatives examining patients' access to harm reduction services and reforming mental health services to be more inclusive of family members, caregivers, and patients. He has also led research investigating opioid agonist treatment among people experiencing multiple barriers to care, including homelessness.
Beyond his work in public health, Milad is an active volunteer and community builder. He co-founded the Health Sciences Undergraduate Student Union at Simon Fraser University, serves as a mentor to prospective graduate students, and he is regularly invited to deliver guest lectures and presentations on academic and career skills to undergraduate and graduate students. Milad is also a professional pianist, keyboardist, and drummer.