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About Javeed Sukhera

Dr. Javeed Sukhera is a child psychiatrist and mental health advocate whose research involves understanding how implicit stigma and bias can negatively impact patient quality of care, and addressing that impact through patient engagement and professional development.

Children's Health Collaborators: Rodrick Lim, Naveen Poonai, and Michael Miller

Dr. Sukhera's research especially involves adolescent youth, including online engagement and healthcare transition.

Dr. Javeed Sukhera is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada where he also provides clinical consultation to the Child and Adolescent Mental Healthcare Program, Paediatric Chronic Pain Program ,and Transcultural Mental Health Program. at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). He is also a Scientist at the Centre for Education Research and Innovation, and an Associate Scientist at Children's Health Research Institute/Lawson Health Research Institute. He is on the Executive Committee of Western's Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion.

He completed his honours bachelor of science degree at Trinity College at the University of Toronto and his medical degree at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH), an innovative collaboration between Columbia University and Ben-Gurion University in Israel that provides a four-year MD program with an emphasis on global health. He completed his residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Rochester in New York. He also holds a PhD in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University's School of Health Professions Education in the Netherlands.

He has been honoured to serve on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Board of Directors from 2010-2012. He has also served on the AAMC’s Organization of Resident Representatives Administrative Board and as a Diversity Leadership Fellow and member of the Committee of Members-in-Training at the American Psychiatric Association. 

Dr. Sukhera holds certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also double-board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Sukhera sits on several committees and councils at the local, provincial, national and international levels. He is Past President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association. He sits on the Governance Committee of the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario, and Board of the Clinical Teachers Association at Western University. He is has been on the London Police Services Board. since 2018, and was elected as Chair in January 2020..

His work has been recognized by the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry's 2018 Award of Excellence, Western University Department of Psychiatry Clinical Innovation Award, Arnold Gold Foundation, and the Associated Medical Services- Phoenix Fellowship. He was named in the 2018 class of London Ontario's Top 20 Under 40, and won the award for 2018 Best Research in Medical Education Paper at the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Since 2012, he has secured over $2 million in grant funding including several peer-reviewed research grants as principal investigator. His research interests includestigma reduction, bias in health professions education and facilitating authentic youth and community engagement in health system design.

Dr. Sukhera is an Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is cross-appointed to the Department of Paediatrics. He is also a Scientist at the Centre for Education Research and Innovation at Western University. His interdisciplinary research program explores novel approaches to stigma reduction and implicit bias recognition and management in health professionals. Since 2012, he has secured over 2 million dollar in grant funding and his research has been published in high impact journals. He is routinely interviewed by local and national media for his expertise on equity, stigma, and bias.

He teaches in all four years of Schulich's Undergraduate Medical Program where he also served as Academic Director, Global Health Curriculum from 2013-2016. He also teaches psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and paediatrics residents, and led the psychiatry residency's ethics portfolio from 2013-2018. 

He is also involved in numerous committees and councils at local, national, and international levels. He is Chair of the London Police Services Board and a former member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Board of Directors. He is also Past President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association.


Present Faculty Member, Western University Global Health Equity
Present Associate Professor, Western University Department of Psychiatry
Present Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute ‐ Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)
Present Scientist, Western University Centre for Education Research & Innovation
Present Senior Designate Physician Lead, London Health Sciences Centre ‐ Children's Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


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