• Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Kenneth Sherr

Health Alliance International
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 350
Box 354809
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Phone Number: 
206-543-8382
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Biography 

Kenneth Sherr, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, with adjunct appointments in Epidemiology and Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Director Implementation Science and Mozambique Programs at Health Alliance International. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Sherr has worked in the public and NGO sectors in Mozambique, Uganda, and Bolivia.

Dr. Sherr’s research interests focus on identifying and testing practical solutions to support service integration into the Primary Health Care framework as a means of improving health system efficiency, coverage and quality. Particular areas of emphasis include improving data-driven decision making, expanding human resources for health, and identifying innovative approaches to foreign assistance. In addition, Dr. Sherr has worked extensively in implementing and scaling up HIV prevention (primarily pMTCT), care and treatment services, and has developed and evaluated novel systems engineering approaches to improve HIV service delivery.
Dr. Sherr has a PhD in Epidemiology and a MPH in International Health/Health Services from the University of Washington. He also holds a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Kenyon College.

Education 
  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • BA (Kenyon College)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Portuguese
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Causes of Death
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Child Mortality
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Financing
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Policy
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources
  • HIV Transmission
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Immunizations
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Intervention Design and Management
  • Malaria
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Mental Health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Operations Research
  • Policy Monitoring
  • Prevention
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Sociology
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • TB
  • Workforce
Expertise 

Community-based disease surveillance, immunization monitoring, HIV/AIDS and program design and managemen; ART adherence

Publications 

Rustagi A, Gimbel S, Nduati R, Cuembelo F, Wasserheit J, Farquhar C, Gloyd S, SHERR K.* Impact of a systems engineering intervention on PMTCT service delivery in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique: a cluster randomized trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016;72(3):e68-76

SHERR K, Micek M, Gimbel S, Gloyd S, Hughes J, John-Stewart G, Manjate R, Pfeiffer J, Weiss N. Quality of HIV care provided by non-physician clinicians and physicians in Mozambique: a retrospective cohort study. AIDS. 2010;24:S59-66.

SHERR K, Cuembelo F, Michel C, Gimbel S, Micek M, Kariaganis M, Pio A, Manuel J, Pfeiffer J, Gloyd S. Strengthening integrated primary health care in Sofala, Mozambique. Biomedical Central Health Services Research. 2013;13(Suppl2):S1

SHERR K, Mussa A, Chilundo B, Gimbel S, Pfeiffer J, Hagopian A, Gloyd S. Brain drain and health workforce distortions in Mozambique. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:4.

Fernandes Q, Wagenaar B, Anselmi L, Pfeiffer J, Gloyd S, SHERR K*. Effects of health-system strengthening on under-5, infant, and neonatal mortality: 11-year provincial-level time-series analysis in Mozambique. Lancet Global Health. 2014;2:e468-77.

Sherr K, Cuembelo F, Michel C, Gimbel S, Micek M, Kariaganis M, Pio A, Manuel J, Pfeiffer J, Gloyd S. Strengthening integrated primary health care in Sofala, Mozambique. Biomedical Central Health Services Research. 2013;13(Suppl2):S1.

Sherr K, Requejo J, Basinga P. Implementation research to catalyze advances in health systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa: the African Health Initiative. Biomedical Central Health Services Research. 2013;13(Suppl2):S4.

Sherr K, Mussa A, Chilundo B, Gimbel S, Pfeiffer J, Hagopian A, Gloyd S. Brain drain and health workforce distortions in Mozambique. PLoS ONE. 2012: 7(4).

Gimbel S, Micek M, Lambdin B, Lara J, Karagianis M, Cuembelo F, Gloyd S, Pfeiffer J, Sherr K. An assessment of routine primary care health information system data quality in Sofala, Mozambique. Population Health Metrics. 2011;9:12. PMCID: PMC3112390.

Sherr K, Micek M, Gimbel S, Gloyd S, Hughes J, John-Stewart G, Manjate R, Pfeiffer J, Weiss N. Quality of HIV care provided by non-physician clinicians and physicians in Mozambique: a retrospective cohort study. AIDS. 2010;24:S59-66. PMCID: PMC3372417.

Brentlinger P, Dgedge M, Correia MA, Rojas AJ, Saúte F, Gimbel-Sherr K, Stubbs B, Mercer MA, Gloyd S. Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy in central Mozambique. Bull World Health Organ. 2007;85(11): 873-9. PMCID: PMC2636267.