OECD Forum on Gender Equality


Jerry Sheehan


Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate


Jerry Sheehan is Director of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Directorate. He joined the OECD in 2023 with 30 years of experience in developing and implementing policies for innovation, scientific data, and information technology in the United States. He was previously Deputy Director for Policy and External Affairs at the National Library of Medicine, one of the 27 components of the National Institutes of Health. He led efforts across both institutions and the US Federal government to advance open science and enhance public access to the results of government-funded research, including scholarly publications, preprints, research data, and clinical trial results. Jerry twice served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, leading efforts on open science, scientific integrity, scientific collections, and medical imaging. He served as Co-Chair of the US National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Open Science, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy, and US delegate to the G7 Open Science Working Group.