• Professor, Global Health
  • Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
  • Adjunct Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Comite para Saude de Mocambique (CSM)

Health Sciences Building F-151 (office)
Box 357965
Box 354809
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

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Kenneth Sherr is a Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Dr. Sherr’s research focuses on developing and testing implementation strategies to support data-driven decision making and service integration into the Primary Health Care framework as a means of increasing the coverage and quality of evidence-based interventions. 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 PhD program in implementation science in 2012, and directs the Implementation Science Core of the NIH-supported UW/FH Center for AIDS Research. 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.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • BA (Kenyon College)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Child Mortality
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Planning
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Immunizations
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Intervention Design and Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Operations Research
  • Political Economy of Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Systems Analysis and Improvement Approaches; Implementation Science;Primary Health Care; Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs


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, Ásbjörnsdóttir K, Crocker J, Coutinho MJ, Cuembelo F, Tavede E, Manaca N, Ronen K, Murgorgo F, Barnabas R, John-Stewart G, Holte S, Weiner B, Pfeiffer J, Gimbel S. Scaling-up the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Mozambique (SAIA-SCALE): a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial. Implementation Science. 2019 Apr 27;14(1).

SHERR K, Gimbel S, Rustagi A, Nduati R, Cuembelo F, Farquhar C, Wasserheit J, Gloyd S. Systems analysis and improvement to optimize pMTCT (SAIA): A cluster randomized trial. Implementation Science. 2014;9:55.

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, 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.