Dr. Sisira Sarma

Assistant Professor

P: (519) 661- 2111 ext: 87583

F: (519) 661-3766

E-mail: sisira.sarma@schulich.uwo.ca




  • Health Policy

  • Health Economics

  • Cost-Effectiveness

  • Health Econometrics

  • Health Services Research


  • BAfffff     (Honours) Economics

  • MAffffff   Economics

  • M.Phillfff Economics    

  • PhDffff    Economics


  • S. Sarma et al. Do primary care reforms influence physician performance and patient outcomes? Econometric analyses of Ontario's primary healthcare delivery models (CIHR; 2013-2017): $467,529.


  • E. Ewara, G. Zaric, S. Welch and S. Sarma. Cost-effectiveness of first line treatments for KRAS wild type metastatic colorectal cancer. Current Oncology, forthcoming.

  • S. Hollands, M.K. Campbell, J. Gilliland and S. Sarma. Association between fast-food and full-service restaurant density and BMI: A cross-sectional study of Canadian adults. Canadian Journal of Public Health, forthcoming.

  • S. Sarma, G. Zaric, M.K. Campbell and J. Gilliland. The effect of physical activity on adult obesity: Evidence from Canadian NPHS panel. Economics and Human Biology 14, 2014, 1-21.

  • M. Hajizadeh, M.K. Campbell and S. Sarma. Socioeconomic inequalities in adult obesity risk in Canada: Trends and decomposition analyses. European Journal of Health Economics, 15(2), 2014, 203-221.

  • K. Sunderajan, M.K. Campbell, Y-H. Choi and S. Sarma. The relationship between diet quality and adult obesity: Evidence from Canada. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 33(1), 2014, 1-17.

  • S. Hollands, M.K. Campbell, J. Gilliland and S. Sarma. A spatial analysis of the association between restaurant density and body mass index in Canadian adults. Preventive Medicine, 57(4), 2013, 258-264.

  • S. Sarma, R.A. Devlin, A. Thind and M. Chu. Canadian family physicians’ decision to collaborate: Age, period and cohort effects. Social Science & Medicine, 75(10), 2012, 1811-1819.

  • A. Sepehri,S. Sarma, U. Oguzoglu and T.M. Pham. Does the financial protection of health insurance vary across providers? Vietnam’s experience. Social Science & Medicine 73(4), 2011, 559-567.

  • S. Sarma, R.A. Devlin, B. Belhadji and A. Thind. Does the way physicians are paid influence the way they practice? The case of Canadian Family Physicians’ work activity. Health Policy 98(2-3), 2010, 203-217.

  • S. Sarma, R. A. Devlin and W. Hogg.  Physician’s production of primary care in Ontario, Canada.  Health Economics 19(1), 2010, 14-30.

  • S. SarmaDemand for outpatient health care: Empirical findings from rural India. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy7(4), 2009, 265-277.

  • S. Sarma, G. Hawley and K. Basu. Transitions in living arrangements of Canadian seniors: Findings from the NPHS longitudinal data. Social Science & Medicine 68(6), 2009, 1106-1113.

  • R.A. Devlin and S. Sarma. Do physician remuneration schemes matter? The case of Canadian family physicians.Journal of Health Economics 25(7), 2008, 1168-1181.

  • S. Sarma and W. Simpson. A panel multinomial logit analysis of elderly living arrangements: Evidence from Aging in Manitoba Longitudinal Data, Canada.Social Science & Medicine 65(12), 2007, 2539-2552.

  • A. Sepehri, S. Sarma and W. Simpson. Does public health insurance reduce financial burden? Empirical findings from the VLSS panel.Health Economics15(6), 2006, 603-616.

  • S. Sarma and W. Simpson. A microeconometric analysis of Canadian health care utilization. Health Economics 15(3), 2006, 219-239.

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