From the Provost
We all know that if you don’t have good health, not much else matters. That’s why health research is a passion for many of Clemson’s faculty. Indeed, health-related work is widespread — representing nearly every discipline across our campus from bioengineering and public health sciences to architecture and even business. Clemson FORWARD, Clemson University’s strategic plan, sets a new bar for research and scholarly work, with emphasis on six innovation clusters, which includes health innovation.
There are hundreds of examples of health-related work going on at Clemson. You can read about a few more within this website and in the CUSHR faculty profiles. We are very proud of our stellar Clemson faculty who are engaged in health research. You can also learn about Clemson University School of Health Research’s (CUSHR) efforts to engage faculty and students across disciplines in applied health research. We are especially proud of the professional learning and immersion experiences that the school has created, including our successful Embedded Scholars and Faculty Fellows programs, which bring Clemson faculty and health system partners together for highly-focused research collaborations.
Together with our strategic health system partners, we are advancing health care and building a healthier community in South Carolina. Investments and success stories are on the rise. Our best days are ahead.
All the best,
Robert H. Jones, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
About our Leadership
Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Ph.D.
Dr. Windsor Westbrook Sherrill serves as associate vice president for health research at Clemson and chief science officer at Prisma Health–Upstate. She is a Provost Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson and an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. As the founding director of the Clemson University School of Health Research, she works with University leadership to build the health research agenda and partnerships for Clemson. She received her PhD in health policy from Brandeis University, graduate degrees in health administration and business administration from University of Alabama at Birmingham and an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. She is an award-winning teacher and former health care administrator whose research spans health care finance and administration, medical education, and health disparities. Dr. Sherrill's research has been funded by NIH, AHRQ, HRSA and numerous state and national foundations.
Thomas Britt, Ph.D.
Dr. Thomas Britt is a Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. He is also the Clemson University Research Director with the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health and in his role, will work to generate increased collaboration in health research between Clemson faculty from all 7 colleges and Prisma Health clinical faculty. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida in 1994 before entering active duty as a research psychologist in the U.S. Army. He came to Clemson University in 2000, where he was promoted to Full Professor in 2007. His prior research on organizational stress and resilience has been funded by the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and NASA. In January of 2019, Dr. Britt began his position as a CUSHR Faculty Fellow in the Emergency Medicine Department at Prisma Health-Upstate. In this role he is a leader of multiple research projects on meaningful work and other determinants of physician and provider burnout and resilience, as well as multiple research projects in support of the Enhancing the Practice of Medicine Initiative at Prisma Health Upstate.