Jodi Sherman, MD
Jodi Sherman, MD, is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology of the Yale School of Medicine, Associate
Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, and faculty in the Yale Center for Climate
Change and Health, in the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Sherman is the founding director of the Yale
Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability and the Medical Director of Sustainability for Yale-
New Haven Health.
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 Carbon plan for on developing long-term strategies
and implementation plans for health care supply chain decarbonization.