Professor of public health sciences Windsor Westbrook Sherrill may be younger than the rest of the Class of 1939, but as the 2012 recipient of the Class of 1939 Award for Excellence, she is now an honorary member of the class. The award is presented annually to one distinguished member of the faculty whose outstanding contributions for a five-year period have been judged by his or her peers to represent the highest achievement of service to the University, the student body and the larger community.
Sherrill has taught courses in health-care management, health-care systems, health-care finance, health-services research, honors and Creative Inquiry. Her research, which spans epidemiology, health services administration, health education and behavioral science, has brought in more than $1.5 million in grants and has been published in numerous refereed publications, five book chapters, professional reports and scholarly presentations.
Public health sciences professor Rachel Mayo described Sherrill as “a vital research partner of the University, unafraid to take risks, and a visionary.”
Sherrill recently was asked to lead the health-research collaborative between Clemson University and the Institute for the Advancement of Healthcare of the Greenville Hospital System.