San Francisco, CA / @sherryboschert /

Work History

2015-present: Independent scholar, author, freelance journalist, and blogger, at work on a new book on the history of Title IX, tentatively titled Uppity Women.

1991-2014: San Francisco Bureau Chief, Frontline Medical News (formerly known as International Medical News Group). And blogged at: Evidence-based Apps.

Prior to 1991: Freelance reporter for The New York Times and editor for Times Beacon Record Newspapers, Stony Brook, N.Y. Reporter, The Staten Island Advance daily newspaper, Staten Island, N.Y. Editor, reporter, or copy editor at various newspapers and magazines.


B.A. in English and Anthropology, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass, where I was in the first wave of women to coeducate the college.


Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America (New Society Publishers, 2006).  Copies sold: >10,500 in two printings. Praise for Plug-in Hybrids: “This is an important book. As a historian I was intrigued by the history; as a reader I was charmed by the writing; as a citizen I was outraged by the auto industry’s duplicity…”  Historian Martin J. Sherwin, co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Vintage Books 2006)


After 43 years of Title IX, women find their voice,” op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, online Nov. 17, 2015 and in print Nov. 19, 2015, page A12

I’ve published more than 2,000 previous articles. Search online for “Sherry Boschert medical news” for a sampling of my medical news reporting. For non-medical articles and media appearances, see the Media & Speaking page of this website.

Awards and Honors

2011 Plug In America Certificate of Recognition

2005 Special Recognition, Women’s Caucus, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

2005 Special Recognition, Northern California Chapter, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

2003 American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Award for news reporting

2001 Society of Professional Journalists Award for Distinguished Service

2001 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Distinguished Service Award

1997 Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Media Visibility Award

1995 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Profiles in Progress Award

1988 New York Press Association First Place Award for General Excellence, Division 3


“Directory of News Media Companies with Domestic Partner Benefits” (National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, three editions). I directed a successful 10-year campaign to win domestic partner benefits in the news industry.


Co-authored the libretto for Red Bennett’s opera ‘What They Seem.”


American Historical Association

National Coalition of Independent Scholars

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Plug In America

Volunteer Activities

2016-present: Co-coordinator, Inner Sunset/Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)

2015-present: Cofounder, Neighborhood Emergency Support Team (NEST)

2011-2013: Coordinating committee member, Hidden Garden Steps project

2005-2011: Cofounder and board member, Plug In America

2008-present: Member, Sierra Club CNRCC Climate and Energy Committee

2004-2008: Cofounder and president, Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association

2005 and 2006: Organizer, San Francisco Solar Homes and Electric Vehicles Tour for the Northern California Solar Energy Association and the San Francisco Department of the Environment

1992-2002: Coordinator of domestic partner benefits campaign for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

1996-2000: Board member, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

1992-1996: Cofounder and president, Northern California chapter, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

For Fun

Ukulele player. Bike rider. Gardener. NERT.