Dr Sherrie Kelly is an infectious disease modeller specialising in applied health economics. She has over 15 years of experience working with countries across all income levels and global regions, as well as with a wide range of national and international organisations.
Dr Kelly has a background in epidemiology and global health with focus on HIV, TB, and maternal-child health. Dr Kelly leads the Burnet Institute’s Optima group on HIV, TB, and malaria modeling applications and research, as well as facilitates Optima training workshops and country missions.
Prior to joining the Optima team, Dr Kelly worked with UNAIDS and the Public Health Agency of Canada, having experience in infectious disease emergency response and basic laboratory research.
- HIV Modelling Consortium – Participant, 2016
- International AIDS Society - Member
- Research Associate, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 2015 to present
- Epidemiologist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada 2011–2014
- Epidemiologist, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Section, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 2011 and 2013
- Epidemiological Data Analyst, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland (remote part-time contractor 2009-2012), 2007–2012
- Data Analyst, Manitoba Public Health, Tuberculosis Control Program, Winnipeg, Canada, 2006–2007
- Project Administrator, National Food Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005–2006
- Bioinformatician, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada, 2002–2005
- Research Assistant/Student, University of Toronto (2002), University of Manitoba (1996–2001)
- PhD, Infectious Disease Modelling, Monash University, Australia, 2014–2017
- MSc, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, 1999–2001
- BSc, Genetics Honours, 1st Class, University of Manitoba, 1994–1998
- Sexual Health Society of Victoria (SHSOV) Educational Support Grant ($1,000) - 2016
- Monash Graduate International Postgraduate Research Scholarship ($26,288/year, 3 years) - 2016–17
- University International Postgraduate Award, UNSW Australia ($25,392/year, 3 years) - 2014–16
- SARS Outbreak Special Team Excellence Award, National Microbiology Laboratory, PHAC - 2003
- Manitoba Health Research Council Studentship ($17,900/year, 2 years) - 1998–01
- Phyllis J McAlpine Graduate Fellowship, University of Manitoba ($500) - 2000–01
- Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Poster Competition Award for Excellence ($200) - 2000
- Alumni Association Travel Award, University of Manitoba ($500) - 2000
- Biochemistry and Medical Genetics Travel Award, University of Manitoba ($500) - 2000
- First Class Honours Award for Bachelor of Science Genetics Degree, University of Manitoba - 1998
- Bachelor of Science Dean’s Honours List, University of Manitoba - 1997–98
- "Optima attempts to objectively and pragmatically assist countries meet their targets most efficiently and effectively".
Wilson DP, Gorgens M, Wilson DJ; Optima HIV study team (including: Robyn M Stuart, Cliff C Kerr, Jolene Skordis, Olivia Keiser, Sherrie Kelly, Rowan Martin-Hughes, Janka Petravic, Richard Gray and Nejma Cheikh)
J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Oct; 21(10):e25190
- How should HIV resources be allocated? Lessons learnt from applying Optima HIV in 23 countries.
Stuart RM, Grobicki L, Haghparast-Bidgoli H, Panovska-Griffiths J, Skordis J, Keiser O, Estill J, Baranczuk Z, Kelly SL, Reporter I, Kedziora DJ, Shattock AJ, Petravic J, Hussain SA, Grantham KL, Gray RT, Yap XF, Martin-Hughes R, Benedikt CJ, Fraser-Hurt N, Masaki E, Wilson DJ, Gorgens M, Mziray E, Cheikh N, Shubber Z, Kerr CC, Wilson DP
J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Apr; 21(4):e25097
- Achieving 90-90-90 HIV targets will not be enough to achieve the HIV incidence reduction target in Australia.
Scott N, Stoové M, Kelly SL, Wilson DP, Hellard ME
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar; 66(7):1019-1023
- The global Optima HIV allocative efficiency model: targeting resources in efforts to end AIDS.
Kelly SL, Martin-Hughes R, Stuart RM, Yap XF, Kedziora DJ, Grantham KL, Hussain SA, Reporter I, Shattock AJ, Grobicki L, Haghparast-Bidgoli H, Skordis-Worrall J, Baranczuk Z, Keiser O, Estill J, Petravic J, Gray RT, Benedikt CJ, Fraser N, Gorgens M, Wilson D, Kerr CC, Wilson DP
Lancet HIV. 2018 Mar; 5(4):e190-e198
- A tale of two countries: progress towards UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets in Botswana and Australia.
Marukutira T, Stoové M, Lockman S, Mills LA, Gaolathe T, Lebelonyane R, Jarvis JN, Kelly SL, Wilson DP, Luchters S, Crowe SM, Hellard M
J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Mar; 21(3):e25090
- Getting it right when budgets are tight: Using optimal expansion pathways to prioritize responses to concentrated and mixed HIV epidemics.
Stuart RM, Kerr CC, Haghparast-Bidgoli H, Estill J, Grobicki L, Baranczuk Z, Prieto L, Montañez V, Reporter I, Gray RT, Skordis-Worrall J, Keiser O, Cheikh N, Boonto K, Osornprasop S, Lavadenz F, Benedikt CJ, Martin-Hughes R, Hussain SA, Kelly SL, Kedziora DJ, Wilson DP
PLoS One. 2017 Oct; 12(10):e0185077
- Kazakhstan can achieve ambitious HIV targets despite expected donor withdrawal by combining improved ART procurement mechanisms with allocative and implementation efficiencies.
Shattock AJ, Benedikt C, Bokazhanova A, Đurić P, Petrenko I, Ganina L, Kelly SL, Stuart RM, Kerr CC, Vinichenko T, Zhang S, Hamelmann C, Manova M, Masaki E, Wilson DP, Gray RT
PLoS One. 2017 Feb; 12(2):e0169530
- GBD 2015 and HIV estimates from the Optima model.
Kelly SL, Wilson DP
Lancet HIV. 2016 Dec; 3(12):e558
- Optimizing HIV/AIDS resources in Armenia: increasing ART investment and examining HIV programmes for seasonal migrant labourers.
Kelly SL, Shattock AJ, Kerr CC, Stuart RM, Papoyan A, Grigoryan T, Hovhannisyan R, Grigoryan S, Benedikt C, Wilson DP
J Int AIDS Soc. 2016 Jun; 19(1):20772
- Examining caesarean section rates in Canada using the Robson classification system.
Sherrie Kelly, Ann Sprague, Deshayne B Fell, Phil Murphy, Nancy Aelicks, Yanfang Guo, John Fahey, Leeanne Lauzon, Heather Scott, Lily Lee, Brooke Kinniburgh, Monica Prince, Mark Walker
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Mar; 35(3):206-214
- Measuring quality in maternal-newborn care: developing a clinical dashboard.
Ann E Sprague, Sandra I Dunn, Deshayne B Fell, Joann Harrold, Mark C Walker, Sherrie Kelly, Graeme N Smith
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Jan; 35(1):29-38
- HNF-1alpha G319S, a transactivation-deficient mutant, is associated with altered dynamics of diabetes onset in an Oji-Cree community.
Barbara L Triggs-Raine, Robert D Kirkpatrick, Sherrie L Kelly, Lisa D Norquay, Peter A Cattini, Kazuya Yamagata, Anthony J G Hanley, Bernard Zinman, Stewart B Harris, P Hugh Barrett, Robert A Hegele
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Apr; 99(7):4614-4619