Michael Lawrence Barnett
Assistant Professor

Michael Lawrence Barnett

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

Health Policy and Management


Other Positions

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Brigham and Women's Hospital



Low wages, high risk strain nursing homes’ workforce

Long-term care facilities have struggled with staff shortages for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the burden and risks of such shortages, according to news reports. A July 6, 2021, CNN article examined the factors behind staff shortages,…

Philanthropic Impact: Meeting the moment

Unrestricted gifts help the School’s researchers weather the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health became a local, national, and international hub for evidence-based information about the pandemic, all while facing constant challenges…

A crisis on top of a crisis: COVID-19 and the opioid epidemic

February 16, 2021 - For people struggling with opioid use disorder, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges at every turn. Michael Barnett, assistant professor of health policy and management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discussed…