The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Krista Harrison PhD

University of California San Francisco
Krista Harrison, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Her research focuses on improving systems of care for home-dwelling older adults with dementia and other serious illnesses. Dr. Harrison completed her PhD in Health Policy and Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, postdoctoral fellowships in aging research, implementation science, and brain health at UCSF, and was Director of Research at a large nonprofit hospice. She is a 2017 AAHPM Research Scholar and a 2018 NPCRC Junior Faculty Career Development grantee.