Jennifer Lynn Sherr, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes: Diabetes Program

Faculty Research

Yale Medicine

Biography

Jennifer Sherr MD, PhD’s passion for the care of those with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is quite personal, as she was diagnosed in 1987. From the time of her diagnosis, she was determined to become a pediatric endocrinologist. She completed her undergraduate and medical school training through an accelerated Joint BA/MD program at Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She then completed both her pediatric residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Yale. While she always wanted to care for those with T1D, her eyes were open to the meaningful impact that clinical research has. She thus embarked on further training through the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Investigative Medicine Program, a PhD program designed to develop the next generation of physician scientists. Dr. Sherr has been devoted to clinical research over the past 9 years time. Her thesis examined the mechanisms responsible for the loss of the glucagon response to hypoglycemia and its relationship to residual beta-cell function. She is also an active, and integral member of the artificial pancreas team at Yale. Dr. Sherr has since focused her career on clinical strategies to improve closed loop insulin delivery, for which she has a JDRF Early Career Patient Oriented Diabetes Research Award. Through this award she is exploring the application of adjunctive therapies in conjunction with closed loop insulin delivery to assess if they can mitigate post-prandial hyperglycemia. She has also worked on projects with the type 1 diabetes exchange (T1DX) and recently has been selected as the Junior Pediatric Faculty Member to the T1DX Steering Committee. As an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics, her goal in both the clinical and research realm is to reduce the burden of living with type 1 diabetes, for both her patients and herself.

Education & Training

PhD Yale Graduae School of Arts & Sciences, Investigative Medicine (2011)
MD UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (2003)
BA Rutgers College, Biology (2000)
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Residency Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology (2011, recertified: 2017)

Honors & Recognition

  • Young Physician Scientist AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation (2016)

  • American Diabetes Association Young Investigator Travel Grant AwardAmerican Diabetes Associaiton (2012)

  • Translational Science Meeting/Scholar Abstract AwardTranslational Science (2012)

  • Inducted into Arnold P. Gold Humanism SocietyArnold P. Gold Humanism Society (2003)

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni AwardRobert Wood Johsnon Medical School (2003)

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Community Service AwardUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2003)

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Excellence in Pediatrics AwardUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2003)

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Richard Harvey and Pamela Champe Award in BiochemistryUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2003)

  • UNICO National Benjamin Cottone ScholarshipUNICO (2000)

  • Van der Pol Merit ScholarshipRutgers University (2000)

  • Rutgers College Class of 1924 Merit ScholarshipRutgers University (1999)

  • Eli Lily for Learning Diabetes ScholarshipEli Lily (1997)

Professional Service

  • American Diabetes Association (2008 - Present) Professional Member

  • The Endocrine Society (2007 - Present) Professional Member

  • Pediatric Endocrine Society (2006 - Present) Professional Member

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2003 - Present) Profession Member

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Jennifer Lynn Sherr, MD, PhD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste Suite 3
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Pediatric Specialty CenterPark Avenue Medical Center
5520 Park Avenue, Ste 102

Trumbull, CT 06611
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Mailing Address
One Long Wharf Drive Suite 503
New Haven, CT 06520

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