Sherry's areas of focus include the Master of Public Health program, the Center for Evidence-based Practice, and the Nursing Research Council. Sherry conducts course-integrated lectures for nursing students, and offers research related information consults to students, faculty, and staff. Before coming to Penn, Sherry directed a nursing, gerontology, and health care management library, and a gerontology resource center at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, serving hospital staff, as well as faculty and students of several allied health and nursing programs. Sherry is an RN, and has a BS in Nursing Education from Wilkes University, an MS in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, where she focused on gerontology information and interned at the National Cancer Institute, and earned a PhD in medical anthropology at Penn. Her dissertation title is Living for Two: Family Caregivers' Stories of Life with Adults Who Have Intellectual Disabilities. Sherry also has an interest in complementary and alternative therapies, and is a Reiki practitioner.