Kristina D. Sheridan

Department Head/Researcher
The MITRE Corporation
Ms. Sheridan is an experienced long-term caregiver and patient advocate and has worked 25 years in systems engineering. She is the principal investigator for the MITRE research project, Empowering Patients and Providers to Partner for Best Care, researching how information technology solutions can empower patients to collect and track active patient-generated data, effectively manage their conditions between appointments and fully partner with their care teams. Ms. Sheridan combines her experience as a caregiver of chronic pediatric patients and a systems engineer to help the healthcare and health IT communities understand the complexities of managing chronic illness and to develop and provide tools that will ease the day-to-day burden of managing care. Ms. Sheridan advocates for the development of tools and processes that allow the patient’s story and data to be captured and used to develop treatment plans that best meet the needs and goals of the patient. She is an experienced speaker and has advocated for solutions to empower patients and caregivers in over twenty-five national healthcare forums. Ms. Sheridan is the Department Head for the Enterprise Transition Planning and Execution department at MITRE and has been a trusted advisor to senior government officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). She also spent 18 years working in the satellite industry and received her MS in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University, UK.