Native of Kazakhstan and a citizen of the United States, Dr. Sharman has 30 years experience in the fields of biomedical science, clinical research, and healthcare management. As a researcher Dr. Sharman designed a methodology for integrated population-based HIV testing which was implemented in several developing countries and has become a standard methodology for the international demographic and health surveys. HIV testing data generated by using this methodology was recently used by UNAIDS to lower the estimate of the number of people afflicted by HIV in the world by 7 million cases. A multinational study of the anemia prevalence among women and children implemented under his leadership has led to successful anemia control and prevention and reproductive health programs in several countries. Dr. Sharman was involved in university teaching as Associate at the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. During the last several years, Dr. Sharman concentrated on healthcare management and academic medicine. He was founding CEO of the National Medical Holding (NMH), a pioneering project initiated in Kazakhstan’s capital city of Astana with six state-of-the-art hospitals. His initiatives to introduce international standards of quality care and advanced technologies at NMH have led to the Joint Commission accreditation and successful implantations of heart ventricular assistance device, heart transplantation and other innovative technologies. Since 2010, Dr. Sharman’s primary focus has been on establishments of Academic Healthcare System at Nazarbayev University with the goal of integration of patient care with biomedical research and education. In 2012 Dr. Sharman was elected President of Kazakhstan Academy of Preventive Medicine, a non-governmental organization serving as a platform for advocacy and collective action in addressing public health challenges and opportunities in Kazakhstan.
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