Jacqueline Sherris has worked global health for over 30 years, leading programs and partnerships that built evidence and practice to reduce global disease burden inequities. She has worked with diverse donors and partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Merck, WHO, and others. She has served as an invited writer and speaker on global health themes including innovation to scale, cervical cancer prevention, women's health, and non-communicable disease (NCDs). A summary of Dr. Sherris' recent publications and presentations can be found here. Recent awards received are listed here.
Since mid-2014, Dr. Sherris has led Sherris Consulting, working with a variety of global health organizations to assess program and organizational efforts; develop long-term strategic goals, objectives, and implementation frameworks; assess partner, donor, and policy environments; and build partnerships and funding opportunities. She is particularly interested in working with organizations that are at a strategic juncture in terms of size, experience, funding, or other factors, and are seeking to systematically strengthen the impact and sustainability of their work.
Dr. Sherris is an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, where she teaches occasional classes on global health project design and management and advises students. She also is the global health consultant for Life Science Washington (LSW - a membership organization working to build and support life science companies throughout Washington State) and takes part in LSW's Washington Innovation Network (WIN) Entrepreneur Mentoring Program.
From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Sherris served as a vice president at PATH, guiding PATH’s work in product development and public health impact. She also led efforts to bring expertise from across the value chain to bear on priority health challenges, including malaria, maternal/neonatal health, family planning, pneumonia, and diarrhea. She established PATH’s monitoring and evaluation approach and capacity and led recruitment and onboarding for key organizational leaders who joined PATH from the public- and private sectors. She also led efforts to establish PATH's non-communicable disease program.
Prior to Dr. Sherris’ executive role, she led PATH's Reproductive Health Program, building robust partnerships and projects to ensure access to family planning and other reproductive health products and interventions worldwide. During this period, she also led the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention, which played a critical role in generating evidence and global commitment to reduce the burden of cervical cancer among the world’s poorest women
Dr. Sherris has a M.S. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Purdue University. Prior to joining PATH she worked at the Johns Hopkins University Population Information Program and other educational institutions, including the University or Washington and secondary schools in the United States and Australia.