Michaela Kerrissey is pursuing a PhD in Health Policy with a focus on Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. Her research interests include care integration, teamwork and collaboration across boundaries. She has served as a teaching fellow for organizational behavior in healthcare, negotiation, social entrepreneurship and a research seminar.
Michaela holds a Master of Science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she received the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship. She also graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English, where she received a Robertson Scholarship. Prior to the PhD program, Michaela was a consulting team leader at the Bridgespan Group, for which she managed engagements with a variety of philanthropists, foundations, research groups, and direct service nonprofits, with a focus on public health. Before joining the Bridgespan Group, Michaela worked internationally on health program and service delivery design and implementation as well as research and evaluation.