Krista Harrison, PhD

Published on December 20, 2018

Krista Harrison, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics within the UCSF School of Medicine. She completed a BA in Biology and English from Williams College (2004), a PhD in Bioethics, Health Policy & Management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2013) and postdoctoral training from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) including an aging research fellowship and a certificate in implementation science (2016). Before joining faculty at UCSF, Dr. Harrison evaluated national policies and programs at Mathematica Policy Research and led the research and education programs at Capital Caring, a large nonprofit hospice. Dr. Harrison’s mixed-method research aims to improve the quality of life of older adults with dementia and other serious illnesses who live in home- and community-based settings by transforming clinical practice, health systems, and policy. Dr. Harrison’s work is supported by the UCSF Pepper Center, UCSF KL2 Program, UCSF Hellman Fellows Program, National Palliative Care Research Center Junior Faculty Career Development Program, and Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute.