Faculty

Kenneth Sherr

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

206-543-8382
ksherr@uw.edu

Education

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

Contact

206-543-8382
ksherr@uw.edu

Harris Hydraulics Laboratory 317
Box 357965
Seattle, WA

Bio

Kenneth Sherr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, and Mozambique Program Director at Health Alliance International.

Dr. Sherr’s research focuses on developing and testing practical solutions to support data-driven decision making and service integration into the Primary Health Care framework to improve health system coverage and quality. Dr. Sherr developed the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach (SAIA), which packages systems engineering tools to support front-line health workers to iteratively improve prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services. Originally tested through a cluster randomized trial in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Mozambique, SAIA is currently being scaled-up for PMTCT services in Mozambique, and adapted to address other chronic care needs in low and middle-income countries (including mental health services, integrated HIV testing into family planning clinics, and pediatric HIV testing and linked treatment).

Dr. Sherr leads an implementation research project supported through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s African Health Initiative that assesses the effectiveness of an enhanced audit and feedback intervention on implementation of national guidelines to address the main causes of neonatal mortality in Mozambique, and builds implementation research capacity for public sector officials.

Dr. Sherr has led the development of implementation science training curricula at the University of Washington Department of Global Health, including the development of the world’s first PhD program in implementation science. Dr. Sherr received his PhD in Epidemiology and MPH in International Health/Health Services from the University of Washington, and a BA in Anthropology/Sociology from Kenyon College.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Implementing Implementation Research: Teaching Implementation Research to HIV Researchers.
(2021 Jun)
Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 18(3): 186-197
Schwartz SR, Smith JD, Hoffmann C, Hansoti B, Mishra S, Means AR, Go V, Sherr K, Nash D, Sullivan P, Baral S

Implementation and Scale-Up of Integrated Depression Care in South Africa: An Observational Implementation Research Protocol.
(2021 Sep 1)
Psychiatr Serv 72(9): 1065-1075
Petersen I, Kemp CG, Rao D, Wagenaar BH, Sherr K, Grant M, Bachmann M, Barnabas RV, Mntambo N, Gigaba S, Van Rensburg A, Luvuno Z, Amarreh I, Fairall L, Hongo NN, Bhana A

Correction to: The prevalence of hypertension and its distribution by sociodemographic factors in Central Mozambique: a cross sectional study.
(2020 Dec 28)
BMC Public Health 20(1): 1924
Matsuzaki M, Sherr K, Augusto O, Kawakatsu Y, Ásbjörnsdóttir K, Chale F, Covele A, Manaca N, Muanido A, Wagenaar BH, Mocumbi AO, Gimbel S, InCoMaS Study Team.

The prevalence of hypertension and its distribution by sociodemographic factors in Central Mozambique: a cross sectional study.
(2020 Dec 1)
BMC Public Health 20(1): 1843
Matsuzaki M, Sherr K, Augusto O, Kawakatsu Y, Ásbjörnsdóttir K, Chale F, Covele A, Manaca N, Muanido A, Wagenaar BH, Mocumbi AO, Gimbel S, InCoMaS Study Team.

Optimizing treatment cascades for mental healthcare in Mozambique: preliminary effectiveness of the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach for Mental Health (SAIA-MH).
(2021 Feb 16)
Health Policy Plan 35(10): 1354-1363
Fabian KE, Muanido A, Cumbe VFJ, Manaca N, Hicks L, Weiner BJ, Sherr K, Wagenaar BH

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