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Policy and Global Affairs Division
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Jerry Sheehan

Jerry Sheehan is Assistant Director for Policy Development at the National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health. In this role, he advises NLM and NIH officials on a range of policy issues related to scientific, technical and medical information and biomedical informatics. He has been actively engaged in development and implementation of NIH policies to enhance public access to clinical trials information and the results of NIH-funded research. He also serves as staff director for the trans-NIH Biomedical Informatics Coordinating Committee. Mr. Sheehan came to NLM from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where he served as Principal Administrator/Senior Economist in the Science and Technology Policy Division.  There, he managed a broad portfolio of work on international innovation and technology policy, intellectual property rights, and business R&D and was responsible for preparation of three editions of the flagship publication, OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook.  Previously, Mr. Sheehan served as a Senior Program Officer with the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council where he directed several influential studies on information technology and the Internet, including: For the Record: Protecting Electronic Health Information, which served as a blueprint for the development of the privacy and security regulations; and Networking Health: Prescriptions for the Internet, which had an impact on HHS activities related to development of a nationwide health information network.  Mr. Sheehan previously served as an analyst in the Industry, Technology and Employment Program of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He holds BS (Electrical Engineering) and MS (Technology and Policy) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.