Deputy Mission Area Executive, Johns Hopkins APL

Sheri Lewis

Sheri Lewis is a global disease surveillance expert and the Deputy Mission Area Executive for National Health at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). Ms. Lewis leads efforts to develop novel capabilities that can rapidly detect and respond to changes in health status to better predict and prevent illness, injury and disease.

Notably, Ms. Lewis led the team responsible for the data pipeline behind the nationally-acclaimed JHU Coronavirus Resource Center COVID-19 dashboard, which was recognized with Fast Company’s 2021 Innovative Team of the Year. She was also integral to the development of the nationally and internationally recognized disease surveillance systems ESSENCE and SAGES.

A renowned expert in disease prediction and response, Ms. Lewis has been an invited reviewer for several journals, served as an editor and contributor to numerous textbooks, and co-edited a disease surveillance textbook focused on the role of technology in global health security. Additionally, she spoke at the 2019 South by Southwest Festival on using big data for earlier disease detection.

Ms. Lewis is a member of the JHU inHealth Strategic Committee and the Board of Trustees for Howard County General Hospital.

She earned her B.S. in biology from Loyola University Maryland and Master of Public Health from George Washington University.