Sherry Merkur


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

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