Jim Sherry

Professor of Immigrant, Refugee
and Global Health

M.D. University of Michigan

Ph.D Biochemistry
Carnegie-Mellon University

B.S Biology
Oakland University

Dr. Sherry is currently Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy at the City University of New York. He is also Director of USAID/TRAction project, and Chief Science Officer at the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. Dr. Sherry has over 20 years of experience in global health ranging from policy, political, government, and institutional development experience at UNICEF, UNAIDS, and WFP. In his various roles, he has supported the establishment of the Children’s Vaccine Initiative, the re-establishment of basic health services in postwar Rwanda, negotiations around global health policy by the UN General Assembly and Security Council, and the design of the Ending Child Hunger Initiative (REACH).

Dr. Sherry has extensive experience in health systems strengthening, health policy, behavior change communication, agriculture and community development. As the Director of the USAID Translating Research Program (TRAction), Dr. Sherry oversees multi-country implementation science collaborations, research programs, and evidence/data sharing efforts in fifteen countries. Additionally, he has substantive technical experience in reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health spanning across twenty-five low and middle income countries.

Additionally, his experience includes multi-country health monitoring and mapping systems development – in immunization, child and adolescent health promotion programs; community based surveillance and disease control/eradication efforts, humanitarian emergencies, and the global HIV/AIDS response.

Dr. Sherry’s implementation science expertise focuses on issues related to the large-scale international program implementation.

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Holt K, Caglia JM, Peca E, Sherry JM, Langer A. A call for collaboration on respectful, person-centered health care in family planning and maternal health. Reprod Health. 2017 Feb 2

Bunyavanich S, Donovan MA, Sherry JM, Diamond DV. Immunotherapy for mouse bite anaphylaxis and allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Sep

Sherry JM, Ratzan SC. Measurement and evaluation outcomes for mHealth communication: don't we have an app for that? J Health Commun. 2012.

Sherry JM, Milsome SL, Crowe SF. The roles of RNA synthesis and protein translation during reconsolidation of passive-avoidance learning in the day-old chick. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2010 Jan.

Maier VB, Sherry JM, Kaminski J, Mashack P, Kirias JJ. A comprehensive X-ray machine inspection program. Biomed Instrum Technol. 2009 Nov-Dec

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