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Michaela June Kerrissey, Ph.D.

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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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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 has received several teaching awards, including the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates in 2016.

Dr. Kerrissey received a B.A. from Duke University, a Masters 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Kerrissey, M., Mayo, A., Edmondson, A. "Joint Problem-solving Orientation in Fluid Cross-boundary Teams". Academy of Management Discoveries. 2020. View Publication.
  10. 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.
  11. Kerrissey, M., Singer, S. "Leading Frontline Covid-19 Teams: Research-informed Strategies". NEJM Catalyst. 2020. View Publication.
  12. Kerrissey, M., Edmondson, A. "What Good Leadership Looks Like During this Pandemic". Harvard Business Review. 2020. View Publication.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Hussein, T., Kerrissey M. "Using National Networks to Tackle Chronic Disease". Stanford Social Innovation Review. 2012. View Publication.
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