School of Public Health

Sherr, Kenneth

Kenneth Sherr

Associate Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2009
MPH Health Services, University of Washington, 2000
BA Anthropology, Sociology, Kenyon College, 1995

Contact Info

Harris Hydraulics Laboratory 317
Box 357965
Seattle, WA
Tel: 206-543-8382

Kenneth Sherr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, and Director of Implementation Science at Health Alliance International. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Sherr has worked primarily in the public and NGO sectors in Mozambique, Kenya, 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 effective approaches to foreign assistance.

Dr. Sherr received his PhD in Epidemiology and MPH in International Health/Health Services from the University of Washington. He also holds a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Research Interests

Implementation science, infectious disease epidemiology, task-shifting for ART, health information systems


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

In The News

Close Up July 2016: Kenny Sherr
UW School of Public Health Faculty Profile, 07/21/2016

UW Global Health Dept. Launches New PhD Program
The Daily, 11/02/2012

School Awards Pilot Grants To Meet Challenges of 21st Century
UW School of Public Health News, 09/26/2012