Sarah Jarmain, MD, FRCPC is the Site Chief Mental Health Care, Chair Medical Advisory Committee and Director Medical Quality at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Western University.

She has worked as a physician administrator since 1999 and has developed models for physician HR planning, workload measurement, and physician engagement and leadership.  Sarah has been actively involved in health system transformation including participating in the design and development of the new mental health facilities in St. Thomas and London, the promotion of collaborative care models, and in service planning with a focus on rehabilitation and recovery.  

She is a strong advocate for the development of a resilient work culture, continuous quality improvement and patient safety, and the effective integration of technology into clinical care. She has also been actively involved in curriculum development and has a keen interest in helping health care professionals and trainees gain the leadership and administrative skills to be able to effectively function in today’s health care environment.

She is the past-president of the Ontario Psychiatric Association and remains an active council member of the OPA. Sarah lives on the north shore of Lake Erie and has been exploring the challenges of viniculture in Southwestern Ontario.

Administrative Support

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Research Group

Research Interest Area 

Health services research and health care delivery
Mental health and behavioural disorders

Research Overview

  • Psychiatric recovery
  • Social support