Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Michaela Kerrissey, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Kerrissey’s research explores how healthcare organizations innovate, improve, and integrate services. In particular, her work has examined the factors that enable care integration, teamwork, quality improvement, and organizational learning. She has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Healthcare Management from Emerald/EFMG, Best Conference Paper from the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, and Best Paper Proceedings from the Academy of Management. Her research has been published in leading journals such as Health Affairs, Medical Care Research and Review, and the Health Care Management Review.
Kerrissey has taught at both Harvard College and the Harvard Chan School. Her courses include Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Care, Negotiation, and Research in Global Health and Health Policy. She received the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates in 2016.
Kerrissey received a BA from Duke University, a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a PhD in Health Policy Management from Harvard University. Her experience also includes positions as Consulting Team Leader at The Bridgespan Group and as Program Design Specialist at Reach Out Mbuya HIV/AIDS Initiative/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Uganda. She is a member of the Academy of Management.