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Jodi Sherman, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Medical Director of Sustainability, Center for Sustainable Healthcare; Director, Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health; Director of Sustainability, Anesthesiology; Affiliated Faculty, Climate Change and Health

Appointments

Biography

Jodi Sherman, MD, is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology of the Yale School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, and founding director of the Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability in the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health. Dr. Sherman also serves as the Medical Director of Sustainability for Yale-New Haven Health System. Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized researcher in the emerging field of sustainability in clinical care. Her research interest is in life cycle assessment (LCA) of environmental emissions, human health impacts, and economic impacts of drugs, devices, clinical care pathways, and health systems. Her work seeks to establish sustainability metrics, paired with health outcomes and costs, to help guide clinical decision-making, professional behaviors, and organizational management toward more ecologically sustainable practices to improve the quality, safety and value of clinical care and to protect public health. Dr. Sherman routinely collaborates with environmental engineers, epidemiologists, toxicologists, health economists, health administrators, health professionals, and sustainability professionals. Dr. Sherman is a member of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change and was contributing analyst for the UK National Health Service Net Zero Initiative, and serves on the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative for Decarbonization of the U.S. Health Sector.


Education & Training

  • Resident
    Stanford University (2009)
  • Fellow, T-32 Research
    University California, San Francisco (2006)
  • Intern
    Columbia University (2003)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2002)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Certificate of Outstanding Recognition for SustainabilityOffice of Sustainability2015
Environmental and public health impacts of anesthesia alternativesAnesthesia Patient Safety Foundation2015

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
American Society of AnesthesiologistsOccupational Health Committee2019 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsEquipment & Facilities2017 - Present
Yale-New Haven HospitalChair, Perioperative Sustainability Team2011 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsCo-Chair, Environmental Task Force (since 2016)2010 - Present

Departments & Organizations