Jennifer Sherr

Jennifer Sherr

MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Contact Information

Jennifer Sherr, MD, PhD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

    One Long Wharf Drive Suite 503

    New Haven, CT, 06520

    United States

Jennifer Sherr

Appointments

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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Young Physician Scientist AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation2016
American Diabetes Association Young Investigator Travel Grant AwardAmerican Diabetes Associaiton2012
Translational Science Meeting/Scholar Abstract AwardTranslational Science2012
Inducted into Arnold P. Gold Humanism SocietyArnold P. Gold Humanism Society2003
University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni AwardRobert Wood Johsnon Medical School2003
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 School2003
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 School2003
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 School2003
UNICO National Benjamin Cottone ScholarshipUNICO2000
Van der Pol Merit ScholarshipRutgers University2000
Rutgers College Class of 1924 Merit ScholarshipRutgers University1999
Eli Lily for Learning Diabetes ScholarshipEli Lily1997

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
American Diabetes AssociationMember2008 - Present
The Endocrine SocietyMember2007 - Present
Pediatric Endocrine SocietyMember2006 - Present
American Academy of PediatricsMember2003 - Present

Departments & Organizations