Senior Specialist

Sheryl Mathis PortraitSheryl Mathis is a Senior Specialist in women, children, and adolescent health. She has more than 17 years of experience providing technical assistance to support public health programs and service systems development, implementation, and evaluation.

Ms. Mathis has facilitated expert panels, action planning, and strategic planning work sessions with federal and state officials, technical experts, and local providers for numerous projects, including the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)-funded Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training and Research Workgroups; the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation-funded Building the Evidence for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Public Health Strategies study; the Delaware Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care study; the Summit for a National Action Plan on Bone Health, presented by the National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases; the Pacific Diabetes Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Interior; and several policy academies aimed at supporting collaborative efforts to address mental health issues sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Ms. Mathis is currently leading an evaluation of collaborative engagement and best practices implementation for the HRSA-funded Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health: Expanding Access to Care for the Maternal and Child Health Population program. For the MCH Training and Research Resource Center, which she also currently directs, she supports implementation of strategic program objectives, analysis of performance measures and facilitates grantee workgroups to support interprofessional collaboration and program improvement.

She co-directed the HRSA-sponsored national evaluation of the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems initiative and has provided technical assistance to state health and human services departments in support of cross-agency collaboration and service systems development for Title V, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, and children and special health care needs programs.

Ms. Mathis is a seasoned facilitator and technical advisor with experience implementing multiple qualitative studies, needs assessments, and program assessments related to state and federal maternal and child health services and systems. She earned a BS from the University of Delaware in psychology, with a minor in community and family services, and an MSW in program administration and an MPH in MCH from Columbia University.