Jim Sherry

Jim Sherry

Professor of Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health

University of Michigan

PhD, Biochemistry
Carnegie-Mellon University

BS, Biology and Physics
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.