Ms Sherry Merkur

Ms Sherry Merkur

Research Fellow in Health Policy, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

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Key Expertise
Comparative Health Systems and Policies

About me

Sherry Merkur is a Research Fellow and Health Policy Analyst at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. She is also Editor of Eurohealth the quarterly journal that provides a forum for researchers, policy-makers and experts to express their views on health policy issues and contribute to a constructive debate on health policy in Europe.

Sherry's current research focuses on comparative health systems and policies, the changing role of hospitals, and patient-centred care. Sherry’s previous research and project leadership has covered a range of important health policy areas including: quality of care, physician revalidation, 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 is also a dedicated author and editor of HiT: Health system reviews and the Health Systems and Policy Monitor (HSPM) for countries in the European Region.

She has reported on health systems in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Israel, Malta, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Sherry worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe to present the economic case for promoting health and preventing chronic non-communicable diseases. European Commission-funded work on the Prometheus project looked at health professional mobility in the European Union

Sherry obtained an MSc (with distinction) in Health, Population and Society from the London School of Economics and Political Science 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 (Canada). Her previous work experiences involved conducting medical research and working in the financial services industry.


Sherry was the technical lead of the Observatory Venice Summer School on Re-thinking pharmaceutical policy-Optimising decisions in an era of uncertainty (2014). She has co-organised and taught the MSc course on Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy.


For a complete list of Sherry's publications, see LSE Research Online.

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