Kerry Sease

Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of Community Health

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Kerry Sease joined Furman as the Executive Director for the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health in November 2023. As a primary care physician with a 20+ year career in academic medicine, Kerry brings a unique awareness to community health needs and solutions. Kerry has held multiple roles in the healthcare setting, including co-establishing the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy, leading the Pediatrics Residency Program, developing clinical programs to address gaps in care and leading the Pediatric Community Health Needs Assessment for Prisma Health.

For her work in the community health space, Sease has been recognized as a Leonard P. Rome Visiting Professor from the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as served as expert faculty for the National School Based Health Alliance and the Academic Pediatric Association Health Policy Scholars Program.

Kerry brings extensive experience in partnership and collaboration building enabling community, academic and healthcare partners to achieve collective goals in working upstream to address the social drivers of health.

Honors and Awards

  • USC School of Medicine Humanitarian Alumni Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Liberty Fellow Class of 2015


  • MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia
  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
  • BS, Microbiology Clemson University