Krista Harrison, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Krista Harrison
Education and Training

Oxford University, Oxford, UK 2002 Biology, English

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, BA - 2004 Biology, English

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, AHRQ NRSA - 2010 Health Services Research

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath, Baltimore, PhD - 2013 Bioethics, Health Policy & Management

University of California, San Francisco, Certificate - 2016 Implementation Science

University of California, San Francisco, T32 Fellowship - 2017 Aging Research

Global Brain Health Institute, UCSF, San Francisco, Atlantic Fellow - 2019 Equity in Brain Health

University of California, San Francisco 05/2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Training

Awards and Honors

UCSF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) Research Scholar, University of California San Francisco, 2017-2019

Hellman Fellows Program, University of California San Francisco, 2018-2020

NPCRC Junior Faculty Career Development Award, National Palliative Care Research Center, 2018-2020

Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders, Alzheimer's Association/Global Brain Health Institute, 2018-2020

CTSI KL2 Career Development Award, University of California San Francisco, 2018-2021

2019 UCSF MSTAR Research Mentor Award, UCSF Medical Students Training in Aging Research (MSTAR), 2019

NIA Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), National Institute on Aging, 2019-2024

GeriPal Mentor of the Year, UCSF Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellowship, 2021
Krista Harrison, PhD, is a health policy, ethics, and health services researcher focused on improving systems of care for older adults with dementia and other serious illnesses who live in home- and community-based settings by transforming clinical practice, health systems, and health policy. Her expertise includes qualitative and quantitative research methods, health policy ethics, implementation science, and the translation of research to policy.

Dr. Harrison is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) within the UCSF Department of Medicine; she is also an Atlantic Senior Fellow for Equity and Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute. She is serves as IHPS Associate Director of Training, Program Director of the AHRQ T32 Health Policy Fellowship, Co-Director of the Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center Vulnerable Aging Research Core, Associate Director of the NIA T32 Aging Research Program, and Geriatrics Division Wellness Officer.

Dr. Harrison completed a PhD in Bioethics, Health Policy & Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, postdoctoral training in aging research, implementation science, and brain health at UCSF; and bachelors at Williams College. Dr. Harrison previously contributed to national program evaluations at Mathematica Policy Research and served as Director of Research and Education at a large community-based non-profit hospice and palliative care provider.