Sherry Merkur

Biography

Sherry Merkur is a Research Fellow and Health Policy Analyst at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. She is also co-Editor of Eurohealth|. Sherry's research focuses on comparative health policy, pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement, and EU regulation and law. She has undertaken project work for ministries of health, social security institutions, policy research networks and the European Commission.

Sherry’s recent work with the OECD and the WHO Regional Office for Europe aims to present the economic case for public health action, particularly promoting health and preventing chronic non-communicable diseases. Recent European Commission-funded work on the Prometheus project looks at health professional mobility in the European Union. Sherry’s previous research and project leadership has covered a range of important health policy areas including: health systems, quality of care, and physician revalidation. Sherry is also a dedicated author and editor of HiT: Health system reviews| for countries in the WHO European Region.

Sherry obtained an MSc with distinction in Health, Population, and Society from the LSE with a dissertation investigating the European Over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical market. Prior to this, she earned a BSc in Physiology and Management from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Her previous work experiences involved conducting medical research and working in the financial services industry.

Recent publications

  • Supporting effective and efficient policies: the role of economic analysis
    McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry (2015) Supporting effective and efficient policies: the role of economic analysis. In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: The Economic Case. UK higher education humanities & social sciences health & social welfare. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 19-32. ISBN 9780335262267
  • The economics of health promotion and disease prevention: the way forward
    Merkur, Sherry, McDaid, David and Sassi, Franco (2015) The economics of health promotion and disease prevention: the way forward. In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: The Economic Case. UK higher education humanities & social sciences health & social welfare. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 313-324. ISBN 9780335262267
  • Introduction to the economics of health promotion and disease prevention
    Sassi, Franco, McDaid, David and Merkur, Sherry (2015) Introduction to the economics of health promotion and disease prevention. In: McDaid, David, Sassi, Franco and Merkur, Sherry, (eds.) Promoting Health, Preventing Disease: The Economic Case. UK higher education humanities & social sciences health & social welfare. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK, pp. 3-18. ISBN 9780335262267
  • To nudge, or not to nudge, that is the question
    McDaid, David and Merkur, Sherry (2014) To nudge, or not to nudge, that is the question. Eurohealth, 20 (2). pp. 3-5. ISSN 1356-1030
  • What do we know about the strengths and weakness of different policy mechanisms to influence health behaviour in the population?
    McDaid, David, Oliver, Adam and Merkur, Sherry (2014) What do we know about the strengths and weakness of different policy mechanisms to influence health behaviour in the population? Policy summary, 15. WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Policy responses facilitating mobility or mitigating its negative effects: national, EU and international instruments
    Merkur, Sherry (2014) Policy responses facilitating mobility or mitigating its negative effects: national, EU and international instruments. In: Buchanan, James, Wismar, Matthias, Glinos, Irene A. and Bremner, Jeni, (eds.) Health professional mobility in a changing Europe: new dynamics, mobile individuals and diverse responses (volume 2). Observatory Studies Series(32). World Health Organisation, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 301-324. ISBN 9789289050258
  • Promoting health, preventing disease: is there an economic case?
    Merkur, Sherry, Sassi, Franco and McDaid, David (2013) Promoting health, preventing disease: is there an economic case? Policy summary, 6. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Sweden: health system review
    Anell, Anders, Glenngard, Anna H. and Merkur, Sherry M. (2012) Sweden: health system review. Health Systems in Transition, 14 (5). pp. 1-159. ISSN 1817-6119
  • United Kingdom (Northern Ireland): health system review
    O'Neill, Ciaran, McGregor, Pat and Merkur, Sherry (2012) United Kingdom (Northern Ireland): health system review. Health Systems in Transition, 14 (10). pp. 1-115. ISSN 1817-6119
  • EU law and health professionals
    Peeters, Miek, McKee, Martin and Merkur, Sherry (2010) EU law and health professionals. In: Baeten, R., Mossialos, Elias and Hervey, T., (eds.) Health Systems Governance in Europe: the Role of Eu Law and Policy. Health economics, policy and management. Cambridge University press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521761383

For a full list of Sherry's publications, please see her LSE Research Online| page

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