Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc, is the CEO of Seed Global Health, a non-profit that partners with the Peace Corps to build a capacity of health systems in resource-limited countries, by deploying health professionals as educators. Dr. Kerry is also a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and helps lead educational activities at MGH’s Center for Global Health. She spearheads the program in Global Public Policy and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kerry’s work has included the grassroots effort which led to Seed Global Health, as well as looking at novel ways for U.S. foreign assistance to fund health efforts, which improve efficiency of aid delivery, develop capacity, and enhance national sovereignty.
She graduated from Yale University summa cum laude and Harvard Medical School cum laude, completing her Internal Medicine residency and Critical Care fellowship at MGH. She earned her Master’s in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing from the London Schools of Economics and of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.