Javeed Sukhera HBSc, MD, PhD, DABPN, FRCPC

Associate Professor

Psychiatrist, Paediatric Chronic Pain Program: Child and Adolescent Mental Healthcare Program

Medical/Graduate School: Ben--Gurion University
Residency Traiing: University of Rochester
Doctorate: Maastricht University
Additional Training: Harvard Macy program for educators in health professions, 2017
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Talent Management Program, 2014
Clinical Area(s) of Expertise: Paediatric chronic pain and consultation-liaison; Transcultural mental health; Transitional age youth mental health
Contact Information:

jsukhera@uwo.ca, 519.685.8500 x74968,

Administrative Partner: Leeann Davis, leeann.davis@lhsc.on.ca, 519.685.8500 x74968


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 dollars 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. 

In addition to his work as a clinician-researcher, 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.


    1. Wylie, L. Van Meyel, R. Harder, H. Sukhera, J., Luc, C. Ganjavi, H. Elfakhani, M. Wardrop, N. Assessing Trauma in a Transcultural Context: Challenges in Mental Health Care with Immigrants and Refugees. Public Health Reviews, 2018 Dec; 39 (1): 22, Coauthor

    2. Sukhera, S. Wodzinski, M. Teunissen, P. Lingard, L. Watling, C. Striving While Accepting: Exploring the Relationship Between Identity and Implicit Bias Recognition and Management. Academic Medicine, 2018 Nov; 93 (11S): 582-88, Principal Author

    3. Sukhera, J., MIlne, A. Teunissen, P. Lingard, L. Watling, C. Adaptive Reinventing: Implicit Bias and the Co-Construction of Social Change. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018 Feb 17; 23 (3): 587-599, Principal Author, DOI: doi: 10.1007/s10459-018-9816-3.

    4. Sukhera, J., Watling, C. A Framework for Integrating Implicit Bias Recognition into Medical Education. Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges Academic Medicine, 2018 Jan; 93 (1): 35-40, Principal Author

    5. Sukhera, J., Milne, A. Teunissen, P. Lingard, L. Walting, C. The Actual Versus Idealized Self: Exploring Responses to Feedback about Implicit Bias in Health Professionals. Academic Medicine, 2017 Nov: Published online, Principal Author, DOI: doi: 10.107/ACM.0000000000002006.

    6. Miller, K. Sukhera, J., Lynch, J. Voices Unheard: Exploring the Caregiver Experience for Caregivers of Emerging Adults with Mental Illness. Families in Society, 2017 Jun; 98 (4): 235-242, Coauthor

    7. Poonai, N. Patmanidis, A. Mamdani, M. Mehrotra, S. Sukhera, j. Miller, M. Doan, Q. The Association of Exposure to Suicide-Related Internet Content and Emergency Department Visits in Children: a Population Based Time Series Analysis. Can J. Public Health, 2017 Jun; 108: 5-6, Coauthor

    8. Sukhera, J., Miller, K. Lynch, J. Wardrop, N. Real Time Needs, Real Time Care: Creating Adaptive Systems of Community Based Care for Emerging Adults. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 2017 May; 36 (1): 41-53, Principal Author, DOI: doi.org/10.7870/cjcmh-2017-003.

    9. Gregory, J. Sukhera, J., Taylor-Gates, M. Integrating Smartphone Technology at the Time of Discharge from a Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2017 Mar; 26 (1): 45-50, Coauthor, DOI: Published online.

    10. Sukhera, J., Miller, K. Milne, A. Scerbo, C. Lim, R. Cooper, A. Watling, C. Labelling of Mental Illness in a Paediatric Emergency Department and its Implications for Stigma Reduction Education. Perspectives on Medical Education, 2017 Mar; 6 (3): 165-172, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1007/s40037-017-0333-5.

    11. Van Deven, T. Sukhera, S. Gunz, A. Tithecott, G. Social Medicine, New Medicine? A Curricular Integration Driving Deeper Learning with the Social Drivers of Patient Care. amee MedEdPublish, 2016 Dec: Published online, Coauthor, DOI: doi.org/10.15694/mep.2016.000155.

    12. Wassenaar, C.A. Sukhera, J. Resilience to Childhood Adversity: Insight from Gene-Environmental Interactions in Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. University of Western Ontario Medical Journal, 2016 Oct; 85 (2): 22-25, Coauthor

    13. Sukhera, J., Chahine, S. Reducing Mental Illness Stigma through Unconscious Bias-Informed Education. amee MedEdPublish, 2016 Jul: Published online, Principal Author, DOI: doi.org/10.15694/mep.2016.000044.

    14. Sukhera, J., Fisman, S. Davidson, S. Mind the Gap: A Review of Mental Health Service Delivery for Transition Age Youth. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2015 Sep; 10 (4): 271-280, Principal Author

    15. Salituri, J. Sukhera, J. Determining Medical Student Preferences Regarding the Delivery of Global Health Education. Annals of Global Health, 2014 Jun; 80 (3): 176, Coauthor

    16. Sukhera, J., Cerulli, C. Gawinkski, B. Morse, D. “Bridging Prevention and Health: Community perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Honduras.”. J Fam Violence, 2012 Oct; 27 (7): 707-714, Principal Author

    17. Sukhera, J. “Implications of Continuity of Care and Residency Training on Patient and Trainee Safety”. American Journal of Psychiatry (Residents’ Journal), 2010 Aug; 5 (8): 6, Principal Author

    18. Watad, W. Sukhera, J., Shushan, S. Kazlak, M. Skinner, H.A. Alnueirat, A.A. and Roth, Y. “Water Pipe Smoking: Effects, Attitudes, Directions”. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 2009 Jan; 4 (1): 18-25, Coauthor