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 Econometric Analyses of Adult Obesity in Canada: Modifiable Risk Factors and Policy Implications (CIHR; 2009-2012): $281,027.

  • S. Sarma Understanding the Impact of Practice Settings on Physician Behaviour & Patient Outcomes: The Implications for Health and Human Resources Planning. MOHLTC Career Scientist Award: $446,250.


  • S. Sarma, R. A. Devlin and W. Hogg.  Physician’s production of primary care in Ontario, Canada.  Health Economics, DOI: 10.1002/hec.1447.

  • 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.

  • S. Sarma. Demand for outpatient health care: Empirical findings from rural India. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 7(4), 2009, 265-277.

  • 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, K. Basu and A. Gupta. The influence of prescription drug insurance on psychotropic and non-psychotropic drug utilization in Canada. Social Science & Medicine, 65(12), 2007, 2553-2565.

  • 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.

  • S. Sarma  and H. Rempel. Household decisions to utilize maternal health care in rural and urban India. Journal of World Health & Population, 9(1), 2007, 24-45.

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

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