Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH
Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH is President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians. Since 2004 he has been Director of public health for the Orange County Health Department (OCHD), which serves 1.13 million people and 50 million annual tourists in Orlando. OCHD works to assure access, monitor and eliminate health disparities, promote and protect health and prepare the community for disaster response. Sherin has helped lead efforts in Orange County to improve HIV, infectious diseases prevention, and elimination of birth outcome disparities.
Sherin serves as President of the FL Association of County Health Officers (FACHO) and as President-elect of the Orange County Medical Society. He serves on NACCHO’s program planning committee, Global Climate Change and Health workgroup and participates with the NACCHO Informatics work group. He has teaching appointments as an Associate Clinical Professor at FSU College of Medicine, UCF College of Medicine, and UCF’s College of Health and Public Affairs. He currently serves as Florida Public Health Institute, Vice President of the Board, and chairs the local National Children’s Study Scientific Advisory Committee for Orange County.
He graduated with honors from Notre Dame, Loyola Medical School, the University of Illinois College of Public Health, and completed a Family Medicine residency at UIC-affiliated MacNeal Hospital where he served as chief resident. He is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health and in Family Medicine. In Illinois, he served on the State Board of Health, the tobacco subcommittee, and Illinois Department of Public Health Preventive Services Block Grant Advisory Committee. He served on numerous State and Federal panels in public health and family medicine, including co-chairing a CSAT TIPS task force for drug courts and alternative case processing, served on ACPM’s clinical Preventive Services Task Force, and the AMA physician Consortium on Performance Improvement. Sherin was a Founding Scholar of the CDC’S Public Health Leadership Institute 1991-1992. He is the author of the “HITS tool” used for Intimate Partner Violence Screening.
From 1994-2004 he directed the University of Illinois Family Medicine Residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Between 1988-1994 he served as health Officer and Director of local health departments in Polk County Florida and DuPage County Illinois. He has lectured on numerous medical topics including Hepatitis Prevention in Family Medicine, Immunizations, and H1N1 Novel Influenza and pandemic response. Sherin has authored textbook chapters and numerous scientific articles including immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases, infant mortality data analysis, EPI outbreaks, substance abuse, intimate partner violence, Prostate Cancer screening and Osteoporosis screening. He has been named to Top Family Doctor Lists in Chicago and Central FL. He volunteers with Shepherd’s Hope Clinic, The American Heart Association of Metro Orlando, Rotary Club of Orlando, the Victims Service Center of Orange County, and Harbour House.