Milad Parpouchi is a public health professional, a research associate at the Somers Research Group in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research doctoral scholar, and a 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, and health service use among homeless people living with mental illness, and he is an accomplished university instructor, lecturer, 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 and the United States and in Europe.
Milad earned a master's in public health and a bachelor of arts in health sciences from Simon Fraser University. He 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 substitution therapy 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 presentations on academic and career skills to undergraduate and graduate students. Milad is also a professional musician and has taught piano, drums, and other percussion instruments.