“Stigma disproportionately impacts vulnerable and marginalized groups within healthcare, often resulting in inequitable outcomes. This award will allow our team to explore invisible and structural forms of mental illness stigma that are often embedded within organizational policies and practices. As we begin to deconstruct stigma through our research, we also aim to co-construct a new model of digital stigma reduction. By leveraging technology, and democratizing expertise, we hope to bring patients, caregivers, and health professionals together to tackle stigmatizing practices, and improve care for patients with mental illness.” – Dr. Javeed Sukhera
Dr. Javeed Sukhera’s Current Appointments:
- Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, London Health Sciences Centre
- Scientist, Centre for Education Research and Innovation Western University
- Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute/Children’s Health Research Institute
Dr. Javeed Sukhera’s Research:
- Dr. Sukhera’s current interdisciplinary research program explores how stigma and bias influence patient care for marginalized and vulnerable populations, as well as how educational and policy innovations can improve health equity.
- He also has an interest in participatory approaches to knowledge translation and knowledge mobilization through co-design with patients and their caregivers.
About the PSI Mental Health Knowledge Translation Fellowship
In celebration of PSI Foundation’s 50th anniversary, this one-time Fellowship provides up to $300,000 in funding over two or three years for a clinician-researcher within 10 years of their first academic appointment. This Fellowship is intended to provide salary support for an Ontario investigator, who has demonstrated the ability to successfully complete high impact knowledge translation research in the area of mental health.