Doryn Davis Chervin is a vice president and senior scientist in EDC’s Health and Human Development Division, helping to lead business development initiatives to strengthen and expand EDC’s health portfolio. She also serves as executive secretary of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Chervin’s public health experience, which spans three decades, has focused on eliminating health disparities, addressing social determinants of health, and supporting adolescent and school health programs.
From 1987 to 1996, Chervin worked on health promotion and education efforts at EDC. Following that, she was a vice president at ICF International (formerly Macro International), where she oversaw programs in public health research and evaluation practice. Recently, Chervin served as executive vice president for SciMetrika, LLC, primarily overseeing the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division. She has directed more than 180 state and national program evaluations, policy assessments and evaluations, training projects, and research studies, and has worked with a variety of federal and national organizations, state departments of health and education, community coalitions, and foundations.
Chervin received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston, and a doctorate in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.