Sherry Merkur

Biography

Sherry Merkur is a Research Fellow in Health Policy 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, EU regulation and law, quality of care and physician revalidation. She has undertaken project work for ministries of health, social security institutions, policy research networks and the European Commission.

Over the past couple of years, she has worked on projects with the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (on public health) and the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (on the Belgian health system). Recent European Commission-funded work includes the Prometheus project on health professional mobility in the European Union. 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 Business Management from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Her previous work experiences involved conducting medical research and working in the financial services industry.

Recent publications

  • 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
  • Belgium: health system review
    Gerkens, Sophie and Merkur, Sherry (2010) Belgium: health system review. Health Systems in Transition, 12 (5). pp. 1-266. ISSN 1817-6119
  • Antenatal care in Austria and selected countries
    Mossialos, Elias A., Merkur, Sherry and Ladurner, Joy (2010) Antenatal care in Austria and selected countries. Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Vienna, Austria.
  • Israel: health system review
    Merkur, Sherry (2009) Israel: health system review. Health Systems in Transition, 11 (2). ISSN 1817-6119
  • Life long learning and physician revalidation in Europe
    Mladovsky, Philipa, Merkur, Sherry, Mossialos, Elias and McKee, Martin (2009) Life long learning and physician revalidation in Europe. Euro Observer, 11 (2). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1020-7481
  • Cancer registration in Austria
    Mossialos, Elias A., Merkur, Sherry and Ladurner, Joy (2009) Cancer registration in Austria. Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Vienna, Austria.

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

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