Michaela June Kerrissey
Primary Faculty

Michaela June Kerrissey

Assistant Professor of Management

Health Policy and Management


Michaela Kerrissey, PhD, MS, is an assistant professor of management on the faculty at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She identifies 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 and was listed in 2023 on Thinkers50 Radar, a global ranking of top management thinkers.

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 School of Public Health, and a PhD 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.

BA, 05/2005
Duke University, North Carolina

MS, 05/2010
Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts

PhD, 05/2018
Harvard Business School, Massachusetts

Thinkers50 Radar2023

40 Under 40 Boston Congress of Public Health2022
Boston Congress of Public Health

Best Paper Proceedings Academy of Management2021
Academy of Management

Research to Practice Award Runner Up American Public Health Association2019

Hackman Award Finalist INGRoup2019

Best Paper Academy of Management2019

Most Outstanding Dissertation EFMG2018

Best Conference Paper INGRoup2017

Derek Book Award for Excellence in Teaching2016

Best Paper Proceedings Academy of Management2016

Best of Conference Award International Integrated Care Conference2016

Vogelheim Hansen Fellowship2015

Harvard Business School Doctoral Fellowship2013-2018

Case Fellowship2009

Reynolds Foundation Fellowship2008-2010

Hart Leadership Fellowship2005-2006

Robertson Scholarship2001-2005