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Michaela June Kerrissey, Ph.D.

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Michaela Kerrissey, PhD, MS, is an assistant professor of management on the faculty at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She analyzes how healthcare organizations innovate, improve, and integrate services, specifically how teams solve problems that cross organizational boundaries. Her research has been published in leading academic journals in both management and healthcare, such as Administrative Science Quarterly and Health Affairs. She has received Best Paper awards from the Academy of Management and the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research.

Dr. Kerrissey designed the Management Science for a New Era course at the School of Public Health. She also teaches in multiple executive programs at Harvard’s business and medical schools and received the Bok Center award for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Kerrissey holds a BA from Duke University, an MS from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and a PhD in Healthcare Management from Harvard University. She was awarded the Robertson Scholarship at Duke, a Hart Leaders Fellowship, and a Reynolds Fellowship at Harvard. Prior to her academic engagement, she was a consulting team leader at The Bridgespan Group, which was launched by Bain & Company.

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  1. Bhanja A, Hayirli T, Stark N, Hardy J, Peabody CR, Kerrissey M. Team and leadership factors and their relationship to burnout in emergency medicine during COVID-19: A 3-wave cross-sectional study. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2022 Aug; 3(4):e12761. PMID: 35782348; PMCID: PMC9245504.
  2. Kerrissey M. Commentary on "Integrating network theory into the study of integrated healthcare". Soc Sci Med. 2022 07; 305:115035. PMID: 35654681.
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  3. Kerrissey MJ, Hayirli TC, Bhanja A, Stark N, Hardy J, Peabody CR. How psychological safety and feeling heard relate to burnout and adaptation amid uncertainty. Health Care Manage Rev. 2022 Oct-Dec 01; 47(4):308-316. PMID: 35135989; PMCID: PMC9422764.
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  4. Stark N, Hayirli T, Bhanja A, Kerrissey M, Hardy J, Peabody CR. Unprecedented Training: Experience of Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 05; 79(5):488-494. PMID: 35277294; PMCID: PMC8784436.
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  5. Song N, Frean M, Covington CT, Tietschert M, Ling E, Bahadurzada H, Kerrissey M, Friedberg M, Singer SJ. Patients' Perceptions of Integrated Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries by Level of Need for Health Services. Med Care Res Rev. 2022 10; 79(5):640-649. PMID: 35012390.
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  6. Singer S, Kerrissey M. "Leading Health Care Teams Beyond Covid-19: Marking the Moment and Shifting From Recuperation to Regeneration". NEJM Catalyst. 2021. View Publication.
  7. Kerrissey, M., Traboulsi, AAR., Frean, M., Singer, SJ. "Associations between Patient Perceptions of Integrated Care and Healthcare Expenditures among Medicare Beneficiaries". Medical Care. 2021; 59(7):565-571. View Publication.
  8. Kerrissey, M., Tietschert, M., Novikov, Z., Bahadurzada, H., Sinaiko, A., Martin, V., Singer, S. "Social Features of Integration in Health Systems and their Relationship to Provider Experience, Care Quality and Clinical Integration". Medical Care Research and Review. 2021. View Publication.
  9. Hayirli, T., Bhanja, A., Stark, N., Peabody, T., Hardy, J., Kerrissey, M. "Masked and Distanced: A Qualitative Study of How Personal Protective Equipment and Distancing Affect Teamwork in Emergency Care". International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2021; 33(2). View Publication.
  10. Ahern, J., Singer, S., Bhanja, A., Barrow, J., Kerrissey, M. "Considering dentists within the healthcare team: A cross-sectional, multi-state analysis of primary care provider and staff perspectives". Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2021. View Publication.
  11. Singer, SJ., Sinaiko, AD., Tietschert, MV., Kerrissey, MJ., Phillips, RS., Martin, V., Joseph, GA., Bahadurzada, H., Agniel, D. "Care Integration Within and Outside Health System Boundaries". Health Services Research. 2020; 55(S3):1033-1048. View Publication.
  12. Satterstrom, P., Kerrissey, M., Dibenigno, J. "The Voice Cultivation Process: How Team Members Can Help Upward Voice Live on to Implementation". Administrative Science Quarterly. 2020; 66(2):380-425. View Publication.
  13. Stark, N., Kerrissey, M., Grade, M., Berrean, B., Peabody, C. "Streamlining Care in Crisis: Rapid Creation and Implementation of a Digital Support Tool for COVID-19". Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 21(5). View Publication.
  14. Kerrissey, M., Mayo, A., Edmondson, A. "Joint Problem-solving Orientation in Fluid Cross-boundary Teams". Academy of Management Discoveries. 2020. View Publication.
  15. DiBenigno, J., Kerrissey, M. "Mental Health Support for Frontline Caregivers during Covid-19: Lessons from Organizational Scholarship on the Benefits of Unit-aligned Support". BMJ Leader. 2020; 4(3):124-127. View Publication.
  16. Kerrissey, M., Singer, S. "Leading Frontline Covid-19 Teams: Research-informed Strategies". NEJM Catalyst. 2020. View Publication.
  17. Kerrissey, M., Edmondson, A. "What Good Leadership Looks Like During this Pandemic". Harvard Business Review. 2020. View Publication.
  18. Kerrissey, M., Satterstrom, P., Edmondson, AC. "Into the Fray: Adaptive Approaches to Studying Novel Teamwork Forms". Organizational Psychology Review. 2020; 10(2):62-86. View Publication.
  19. Friedberg, MW., Edelen, MO., Hirshman, S., Kerrissey, M., Basile, AK., Tietschert, MV., Elliot, MN., Singer, SJ. "Development and Psychometric Analysis of the Revised Patient Perceptions of Integrated Care Survey". Medical Care Research and Review. 2019; 78(1):68-76. View Publication.
  20. Singer, S., Kerrissey, M., Friedberg, M., Phillips, R. "A Comprehensive Theory of Integration". Medical Care Research and Review. 2018; 77(2):196-207. View Publication.
  21. Kerrissey, M., Satterstrom, P., Leydon, N., Schiff, G., Singer, S. "Integrating: A Managerial Practice that Enables Implementation in Fragmented Health Care Environments". Health Care Management Review. 2017; 42(3):213-225. View Publication.
  22. Kerrissey, M., Clark, J., Friedberg, M., Jiang, W., Fryer, A., Frean, M., Shortell, S., Ramsay, P., Casalino, L., Singer, S. "Medical Group Structural Integration May Not Ensure That Care Is Integrated, From the Patient’s Perspective". Health Affairs. 2017; 6(35):885-892. View Publication.
  23. Hussein, T., Kerrissey M. "Using National Networks to Tackle Chronic Disease". Stanford Social Innovation Review. 2012. View Publication.
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