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Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Health Research at Clemson University & Chief Science Officer at Greenville Hospital System (GHS)

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Dept of Public Health Sciences
Edwards 521
Tel. (864) 656-0263

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Windsor Westbrook Sherrill joined the Clemson faculty in 1999, bringing a decade of experience in health care management, training in health care operations, program evaluation and medical education, and a passion for health services teaching and research.  Dr. Sherrill’s research spans diverse disciplines, including medical and health management education, health finance and policy, and the evaluation of health services and health education programs for underserved groups.  She has led or collaborated on research initiatives garnering more than $2.5 million in external funding and resulting in numerous refereed publications, book chapters, professional reports, and scholarly presentations.  Her work has been published in journals such as Academic Medicine, Medical Education, the Journal of Health Administration Education, Hispanic Healthcare International, the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the Journal of Cancer Education and the Journal of Allied Health. 

During her tenure at Brandeis University, Dr. Sherrill was a researcher with the Health Policy Institute through a fellowship from the Pew Foundation for Health Related Studies and carried out program evaluation and survey research on health service initiatives.   At Clemson University, she has expanded her research to include evaluation of health screening, services and health education programs.  Related projects include the HRSA funded program “Accessible and Culturally Competent Hispanic Health Care”, a three year project providing primary care services and promotora (Lay Health Advisor) training to the medically underserved, and serving as program evaluator for a major Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation initiative providing development and evaluation of a Lay Health Advisor program to reduce obesity and health risk in South Carolina.   Dr. Sherrill has most recently worked on funded research projects with the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation and a NIH / NCI initiative collaborating with seven medical and nursing schools, “Student Provider Perceptions of Latino Patients in Cancer Care Settings”.  

Dr. Sherrill has demonstrated a dedication to teaching throughout her career at Clemson, providing instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in courses in health care management, health care systems, health care finance, and health services research.  She has taught for the Calhoun Honors College as well as Clemson’s graduate programs in business administration, nursing administration, health architecture and health administration.  Dr. Sherrill has helped lead the development of health-related educational programs at Clemson, including an undergraduate concentration in health care management and the Clemson’s joint MHA program with MUSC. She has been a leader in the Creative Inquiry Initiative and has been recognized for her scholarship on pedagogical innovation in health services by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Dr. Sherrill serves as Clemson’s Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Healthcare and is a South Carolina Liberty Fellow.

Ph.D. - Health Policy – Brandeis University, Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare (2000)
M.H.A. - University of Alabama at Birmingham (1989)MBA  - University of Alabama at Birmingham (1989)
B.S. - Biology - Wake Forest University (1987)


  • C. Dye and W. Sherrill, ‘Developing Wellness Through Focused Health Coaching”, Veterans Affairs, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, 2011-2012, ($121,974).
  • W. Sherrill and R. Mayo (Co-PIs), V. Parker, S. Griffin “Student Provider Perceptions of Latino Patients in Cancer Care Settings”, NIH/ NCI, 2009-2012, ($219,563).
  • L. Crew, R. Mayo, W. Sherrill, V Parker, W. Mayo, P Watt, “Accessible and Culturally. Competent Hispanic Health Care”, HRSA, Department of Health Research Services Administration, 2002-2007, ($717,000).
  • L. Crew, P. Watt, D. Haynes, R. Mayo, W. Sherrill, “ A Community Intervention to Reduce Obesity and Related Illnesses for Low-Income Rural Populations; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina”, 2006-2008, ($199,895).
  • R Mayo, W Sherrill, V Parker. The South Carolina Study of Cancer Survivors, American Cancer Society through SC DHEC, 2002-2003, ($118,403).


  • Mayo, R., Sherrill, W., Griffin, S., & Parker, V.  (2012, August). Content, Placement, and Acquisition of Cancer Education for Latino Patient Care: A Qualitative Study of Medical and Nursing Students. Journal of Cancer Education. 
  • Sherrill, W., Westerman, J., Howell, R.E., Saul, T., & Lowe, J. (2012, January-March). Mentoring and Fellowships in Health Services Administration: Reflections on an Evolving Training Ground. Journal of Healthcare Management, 31 (1), 44-51. 
  • Sherrill, W., & Truong, K. (2010, Fall). Traditional Teaching vs. Hybrid Instruction: Course Evaluation and Student Performance in Health Services Management Education. Journal of Health Administration Education, 27 (4), 253-268. 
  • Sherrill, W., Spitler, H., & Havice, W. (2009). Moving Beyond the Traditional Case Study in Health Services Administration Education: Creating a Distributed Learning Environment Model. Journal of Health Administration Education, 25 (3). 
  • Fortson, J., Howe, L., Harmon, C., & Sherrill, W. (2008). Targeting Cardiovascular Risk: Early Identification of Insulin Resistance. Journal of Amer Acad. of Nurse Practitioners,20 319-325. 
  • Mayo, R., Sherrill, W., Sundareswaren, P., & Crew, L. (2007). Attitudes and Perceptions of Hispanic Patients and Health Care Providers in the Treatment of Hispanic Patients: A Review of the Literature. Hispanic Healthcare International, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2007, 64-72. 
  • Sherrill, W.W., Crew, L, Mayo, R.M., Mayo, W.F., Rogers, B.L., & Haynes, D.F. (2005). Educational and health services innovation to improve care for rural Hispanic communities in the US. Journal of Remote and Rural Health (special joint issue with Education for Health), 18(3):356-67. 
  • Sherrill, W. W. (2005, January-February). The Traitor Complex: MD/MBA Students Struggle with the Medicine vs. Management Dilemma. Physician Executive, Vol. 31 (1), 48-49. 
  • Sherrill, W. & Keels Williams, F. (2005, Winter). Mapping Competencies for the Multiskilled Healthcare Professional: An Allied Health Curriculum Reform Project. Journal of Allied Health, Vol. 34:4. 
  • Mayo, R., Sherrill, W., Crew, L., Watt, P. & Mayo, W. (2004, Summer). Connecting Rural African American and Hispanic Women to Cancer Education and Screening: The Avon Health Connector Project. Journal of Cancer Education,Vol 19 (2), p. 123-126. 
  • Kemper, K., Rainey Dye, C., Sherrill, W. & Mayo, R. (2004, April). Guidelines for Public Health Practitioners Serving as Preceptors. Health Promotion Practice, Vol. 5 (2), 160-173. 
  • Sherrill, Windsor Westbrook. (2001, Spring). Tolerance of Ambiguity among MD/MBA Students: Implications for Management Potential. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Volume 2: 117-122. 
  • Sherrill, Windsor Westbrook. (2000, October). Dual Degree MD/MBA Students: A Look at the Future of Medical Leadership. Academic Medicine, Vol. 75 (10), S37-S39.


  • HLTH 440/HLTH 440H - Managing Health Services Organizations 
  • HLTH 361/CRD 361/APEC 361 - Introduction to Health Economics 
  • HLTH 475 - Principles of Healthcare Operations Management and Research 
  • HLTH 479/HLTH 479H - Finance and Budgeting for Healthcare Organizations 
  • HLTH 499 - Special Topics in Public Health 
  • HLTH 490/HLTH 490H - Research and Evaluation Strategies for Public Health 
  • HLTH 400/600 - Selected Topics in Health 
  • HLTH 420 - Health Internship for Health Sciences 
  • HLTH 620 - Health Internship for Health Architecture 
  • MHA 853 - Seminar in Healthcare Administration and Leadership 
  • MHA 752 - Health Administration Field Project MHA 717 - Topics in Health Administration 
  • HLTH 600 - Collaborative Management in Health Care, Collaborative Learning Project 
  • MHA 802/MBA 802 - Health Economics 
  • MHA 717/MBA 717 - Introduction to Public and Private Health Care Systems


  • Class of 39 Award, Clemson University, 2013
  • SC Liberty Fellowship, Aspen Global Leadership Network, Class of 2013
  • National Scholars Program Award of Distinction, Clemson University 2012
  • University Studies Abroad Consortium, Visiting Professor, Summer 2011, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Ramon, Costa Rica
  • Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, Clemson University, 2009-2012
  • Frank G. Burtner Award for Student Advising, Clemson University, 2008
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Health, Education and Human Development, 2008
  • Senior Faculty Fellow, Dixon Fellowship Program, Calhoun Honors College, 2002-present
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