James Jarvis


  • Doctor of Medicine Wright State University 1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988

Brief Biography

Dr. Jarvis is a practicing family physician and the Director of Clinical Education for Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center overseeing the research and education divisions. He served as the senior physician executive for Northern Light Health’s response to COVID-19 since early in the pandemic. He was trained in the United States Air Force where he went on to serve as the triage officer for the 56th Medical Operations Squadron. He is a McAfee Fellow of the Hanley Institute and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management as well as a Past President of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. He is also a former chief medical officer and currently serves on the faculty of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Maine Institute of Medicine. He has been with Northern Light Health for 15 years. His interests include public health, healthcare policy, the effects of the media on medicine, and the future of healthcare related fields and their educational needs.

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Research Areas

  • Aging
  • Behavioral/Cognitive Sciences
  • Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Genomics
  • Immunology / Inflammation / Hematology
  • Neuroscience