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Jodi Sherman, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Director of Sustainability, Anesthesiology; Affiliated Faculty, Climate Change and Health



Jodi Sherman is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health where she also serves as the founding director of the Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability of the Yale Center for Climate Change and Health. She also serves as the Medical Director of Sustainability for Yale New Haven Health. Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized researcher in the emerging field of sustainability in healthcare. 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 public policy toward more ecologically sustainable practices to improve the quality, safety and value of clinical care. Dr. Sherman routinely collaborates with environmental engineers, epidemiologists, toxicologists, health economists, health administrators, health professionals, and sustainability professionals.

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

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