Jacqueline Sherris.

Jacqueline Sherris is our vice president of Public Health Impact. Photo: PATH/Patrick McKern.

Vice President, Public Health Impact

Jacqueline Sherris, PhD, is the vice president of Public Health Impact at PATH. In this role, she oversees a portfolio that includes reproductive health, maternal and child health and nutrition, and HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. She also oversees PATH’s Impact Initiatives, which seek to maximize the impact of our work across the value chain in critical health areas, including maternal and neonatal health, diarrheal disease, and malaria. Dr. Sherris fosters program collaboration and synergy; models management and performance leadership; and ensures effective program planning, evaluation, and impact assessment across the organization. She also serves on PATH’s executive team.

Prior to her current position, Dr. Sherris served as PATH’s vice president of Global Programs from 2007 to 2012, and before that led our Reproductive Health program. In this role, she provided overall strategic leadership on reproductive health activities and oversaw 40 staff members working on a range of reproductive health projects worldwide. She led PATH's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine project and Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP) activities.

Prior to joining PATH, Dr. Sherris coordinated the University of Washington's Academic Programs for Teachers, a program aimed at upgrading the content-level expertise of secondary school teachers. Before that, she worked for the Population Information Program at The Johns Hopkins University, where she researched and wrote a number of issues of Population Reports, including issues on the impact of family planning programs worldwide and reviewing the status of worldwide immunization of children. For the past decade, she has served as an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health and teaches a yearly global health project management class.

Dr. Sherris holds a PhD in science education and a MS in biology from Purdue University and received her BS in zoology from the University of Washington.