Sherry Pablo

Sherry Pablo (she/her/blind+) is a 2nd-year graduate student in the Master's in Public Health program in the department of Health Policy and Management and a research assistant to Director john a. powell.

She is a Kaiser Permanente Public Health Scholar and also serves as a Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Services (GRADS) ambassador, a peer-advising arm of the DREAM Office at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health to promote diversity within the student population and be a resource for prospective applicants. Prior to graduate school, Sherry managed and supported a team of AmeriCorps VISTAs in a statewide opioid safety program through the California Opioid Safety Network at the Public Health Institute in Oakland. She was also a health educator with La Clínica in the school-based health department at the REACH-Ashland youth center in San Leandro. Sherry is interested in healthcare administration, policy, and accessibility and is passionate about making healthcare equitable for people with disabilities.
photo of Sherry Pablo


Nothing about us without us: Community-building and bridging within and with the disabled community
The passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 ensured disabled people equal opportunity under the law, but, as disability advocates Judith Heumann and John Wodatch have written, “[L]aws can only do so much.” Indeed, although disabled people make up 20 percent of the US population—constituting the largest minority group in the country—they remain severely underrepresented in spaces of power and influence. In spite of increasing public awareness around disability issues, disabled people continue to remain largely locked outside our halls of power, with real...