Jonathan E. Sherin
M.D.| Ph.D.|EHN Trust
Dr Sherin is currently consulting as subject matter expert for Vets Advocacy, Inc., the non-profit formed as a condition of the Valenti v Secretary Bob McDonald settlement
Dr. Sherin is a psychiatrist and neurobiologist by trade with a wide range of professional experience. Prior to the Valenti v Secretary Bob McDonald settlement and his current assignment, Dr. Sherin served as executive vice president for military communities and chief medical officer for Volunteers of America, Incorporated (VOA). In these roles, he oversaw the expansion and innovation of services delivered to members of the military community (active duty, reserve, guard, veterans, families) across VOA’s vast national network and brought key medical and scientific expertise to the entire organization.
Dr. Sherin is a leading authority on the care of veterans struggling with reintegration challenges. He has testified in Congress on veteran homelessness and suicide. Prior to joining VOA, he had a distinguished career in the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) where he held clinical, teaching, research and administrative leadership positions. In his last post, he served as chief of mental health for the Miami VA Healthcare System. He has also held various academic appointments, most recently as professor and vice chairman for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Miami.
Dr. Sherin is an accomplished neurobiology researcher with notable scientific achievements including his work identifying a core sleep circuit in mammals that garnered national and international recognition. In addition, he was a recipient of the prestigious Kempf Award from the American Psychiatric Association for his conceptual model of the psychotic process. Recently, his efforts have focused on developing human service systems that dismantle the myriad access barriers facing vulnerable populations and targeting/studying multidimensional wellbeing as a desired outcome.
Dr. Sherin completed his undergraduate studies in neuroscience at Brown University, his graduate work at the University of
Chicago and Harvard Medical School, and his postgraduate training at UCLA. He remains on faculty as a volunteer clinical professor at the University of Miami where he is also an active member of the Center on Aging. He continues to teach and volunteer at the Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center near his home in Topanga, CA.