Tisamarie Sherry, M.D., Ph.D. is a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ASPE conducts policy research, coordinates policy across HHS, and advises the Secretary of HHS on policy development. Dr. Sherry leads ASPE’s Office of Behavioral Health, Disability and Aging Policy. Her previous experience includes working as a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, and as a primary care physician. Dr. Sherry is a health economist and general internist whose research has investigated health care delivery, financing, and policy strategies to improve the health and economic status of adults with chronic medical conditions – in particular, mental illness, substance use disorders and other disabilities.

Dr. Sherry previously served as a fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global AIDS Program, and has also served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Identifying Disabling Medical Conditions Likely to Improve with Treatment. She received her A.B. in molecular biology and public policy from Princeton University, her M.D. and Ph.D. in health policy (concentrating in economics) from Harvard University, and completed residency training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.