Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows. Harvard Catalyst Profiles
Last Name

profileVanessa Kerry, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Bulfinch 148
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
vCardDownload vCard (login for email)
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentGlobal Health and Social Medicine

TitleTeaching Associate in Social Medicine
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentGlobal Health and Social Medicine

Collapse Biography 
Collapse awards and honors
2010Allan Moore Memorial Award for Community Service
2012WEST Societal Impact and Leadership Award
2015Cordes Fellowship
2015Doctor in Public Service (Honorary)
2015100 Women Leaders in Global Health

Collapse Mentoring 
Collapse completed student projects
Health and Human Security: Foreign Military Engagement in the Civilian Health Sector during State Stability and Reconstruction Initiatives
International, 06/13/11 - 08/08/11

Collapse Featured Content 
Collapse Websites
Collapse Twitter

Collapse Bibliographic 
Collapse selected publications
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
List All   |   Timeline
  1. Gupta V, Kerry VB. Globally inclusive investments in health: benefits at home and abroad. BMJ. 2017 Feb 28; 356:j1004. PMID: 28246085.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Gupta V, Mason-Sharma A, Caty SN, Kerry V. Adapting global health aid in the face of climate change. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Feb; 5(2):e133-e134. PMID: 28104175.
    View in: PubMed
  3. Ttendo SS, Was A, Preston MA, Munyarugero E, Kerry VB, Firth PG. Retrospective Descriptive Study of an Intensive Care Unit at a Ugandan Regional Referral Hospital. World J Surg. 2016 Dec; 40(12):2847-2856. PMID: 27506722.
    View in: PubMed
  4. Wertheim BM, Aguirre AJ, Bhattacharyya RP, Chorba J, Jadhav AP, Kerry VB, Macklin EA, Motyckova G, Raju S, Lewandrowski K, Hunt DP, Wright DE. An Educational and Administrative Intervention to Promote Rational Laboratory Test Ordering on an Academic General Medicine Service. Am J Med. 2017 Jan; 130(1):47-53. PMID: 27619354.
    View in: PubMed
  5. Gupta V, Kerry VB, Goosby E, Yates R. Politics and Universal Health Coverage--The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda. N Engl J Med. 2015 Sep 24; 373(13):1189-92. PMID: 26376044.
    View in: PubMed
  6. Cancedda C, Farmer PE, Kerry V, Nuthulaganti T, Scott KW, Goosby E, Binagwaho A. Maximizing the Impact of Training Initiatives for Health Professionals in Low-Income Countries: Frameworks, Challenges, and Best Practices. PLoS Med. 2015 Jun; 12(6):e1001840. PMID: 26079377; PMCID: PMC4469419.
  7. Bourdeaux M, Kerry V, Haggenmiller C, Nickel K. A cross-case comparative analysis of international security forces' impacts on health systems in conflict-affected and fragile states. Confl Health. 2015; 9:14. PMID: 25878724; PMCID: PMC4397730.
  8. Tsai AC, Kerry VB. In reply to "a call for better methodology for global mental health educational program reviews". Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Jun; 39(3):347. PMID: 25794447; PMCID: PMC4425570.
  9. Kerrry V. Cunningham L, Daoust P, Sayeed S. . Addressing Medical and Nursing Clinical Education Gaps in East Africa: The First Year Experience of the Global Health Service Partnership. World Population and Health. 2015; 1(16):24-35.
  10. Chillo P, Humphrey SH, Meda J, Kerry VB. Cardiac critical care in resource-limited environments: lessons from Tanzania. Glob Heart. 2014 Sep; 9(3):311-8. PMID: 25667182.
    View in: PubMed
  11. Kerry VB, Sayeed S. Leveraging opportunities for critical care in resource-limited settings. Glob Heart. 2014 Sep; 9(3):275-9. PMID: 25667178.
    View in: PubMed
  12. Kerry VB, Narula J. Critical care in resource-limited settings. Glob Heart. 2014 Sep; 9(3):271-2. PMID: 25667176.
    View in: PubMed
  13. Mullan F, Kerry VB. The global health service partnership: teaching for the world. Acad Med. 2014 Aug; 89(8):1146-8. PMID: 24826860.
    View in: PubMed
  14. Binagwaho A, Farmer PE, Nsanzimana S, Karema C, Gasana M, de Dieu Ngirabega J, Ngabo F, Wagner CM, Nutt CT, Nyatanyi T, Gatera M, Kayiteshonga Y, Mugeni C, Mugwaneza P, Shema J, Uwaliraye P, Gaju E, Muhimpundu MA, Dushime T, Senyana F, Mazarati JB, Gaju CM, Tuyisenge L, Mutabazi V, Kyamanywa P, Rusanganwa V, Nyemazi JP, Umutoni A, Kankindi I, Ntizimira C, Ruton H, Mugume N, Nkunda D, Ndenga E, Mubiligi JM, Kakoma JB, Karita E, Sekabaraga C, Rusingiza E, Rich ML, Mukherjee JS, Rhatigan J, Cancedda C, Bertrand-Farmer D, Bukhman G, Stulac SN, Tapela NM, van der Hoof Holstein C, Shulman LN, Habinshuti A, Bonds MH, Wilkes MS, Lu C, Smith-Fawzi MC, Swain JD, Murphy MP, Ricks A, Kerry VB, Bush BP, Siegler RW, Stern CS, Sliney A, Nuthulaganti T, Karangwa I, Pegurri E, Dahl O, Drobac PC. Rwanda 20 years on: investing in life. Lancet. 2014 Jul 26; 384(9940):371-5. PMID: 24703831; PMCID: PMC4151975.
  15. Tsai AC, Fricchione GL, Walensky RP, Ng C, Bangsberg DR, Kerry VB. Global health training in US graduate psychiatric education. Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Aug; 38(4):426-32. PMID: 24664609; PMCID: PMC4111765.
  16. Hung KJ, Tsai AC, Johnson TR, Walensky RP, Bangsberg DR, Kerry VB. In reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Mar; 123(3):666-7. PMID: 24553159; PMCID: PMC4111559.
  17. Kerry VB, Mullan F. Global Health Service Partnership: building health professional leadership. Lancet. 2014 May 10; 383(9929):1688-91. PMID: 24360618.
    View in: PubMed
  18. Kerry VB, Walensky RP, Tsai AC, Bergmark RW, Bergmark BA, Rouse C, Bangsberg DR. US medical specialty global health training and the global burden of disease. J Glob Health. 2013 Dec; 3(2):020406. PMID: 24363924; PMCID: PMC3868823.
  19. Hung KJ, Tsai AC, Johnson TR, Walensky RP, Bangsberg DR, Kerry VB. Scope of global health training in U.S. obstetrics and gynecology residency programs. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Nov; 122(5):1101-9. PMID: 24104785; PMCID: PMC3856319.
  20. Bajunirwe F, Twesigye L, Zhang M, Kerry VB, Bangsberg DR. Influence of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPfAR) on career choices and emigration of health-profession graduates from a Ugandan medical school: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2013 May 31; 3(5). PMID: 23793660; PMCID: PMC4400697.
  21. Binagwaho A, Fuller A, Kerry V, Dougherty S, Agbonyitor M, Wagner C, Nzayizera R, Farmer P. Adolescents and the right to health: eliminating age-related barriers to HIV/AIDS services in Rwanda. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(7):936-42. PMID: 22292484.
    View in: PubMed
  22. Kerry VB, Ndung'u T, Walensky RP, Lee PT, Kayanja VF, Bangsberg DR. Managing the demand for global health education. PLoS Med. 2011 Nov; 8(11):e1001118. PMID: 22087076; PMCID: PMC3210750.
  23. Farmer P, Almazor CP, Bahnsen ET, Barry D, Bazile J, Bloom BR, Bose N, Brewer T, Calderwood SB, Clemens JD, Cravioto A, Eustache E, Jérôme G, Gupta N, Harris JB, Hiatt HH, Holstein C, Hotez PJ, Ivers LC, Kerry VB, Koenig SP, Larocque RC, Léandre F, Lambert W, Lyon E, Mekalanos JJ, Mukherjee JS, Oswald C, Pape JW, Gretchko Prosper A, Rabinovich R, Raymonville M, Réjouit JR, Ronan LJ, Rosenberg ML, Ryan ET, Sachs JD, Sack DA, Surena C, Suri AA, Ternier R, Waldor MK, Walton D, Weigel JL. Meeting cholera's challenge to Haiti and the world: a joint statement on cholera prevention and care. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011; 5(5):e1145. PMID: 21655350; PMCID: PMC3104956.
  24. Lee PT, Kerry VB, Stone VE, Freedberg KA, Bangsberg DR. Transforming health professionals' education. Lancet. 2011 Apr 09; 377(9773):1235; author reply 1238-9. PMID: 21481695.
    View in: PubMed
  25. Kerry VB, Auld S, Farmer P. An international service corps for health--an unconventional prescription for diplomacy. N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 23; 363(13):1199-201. PMID: 20860500.
    View in: PubMed
  26. Kerry VB, Lee K. TRIPS, the Doha declaration and paragraph 6 decision: what are the remaining steps for protecting access to medicines? Global Health. 2007 May 24; 3:3. PMID: 17524147; PMCID: PMC1892549.
Local representatives can answer questions about the Profiles website or help with editing a profile or issues with profile data. For assistance with this profile: HMS/HSDM faculty should contact For faculty or fellow appointment updates and changes, please ask your appointing department to contact HMS. For fellow personal and demographic information, contact HMS Human Resources at For faculty personal and demographic information, contact HMS Office for Faculty Affairs at
Kerry's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations!
Concepts Expand Description
Co-Authors Expand Description
Similar People Expand Description
Same Department Expand Description
Physical Neighbors Expand Description