Kerry Grace Morrissey

Vice President


Kerry Grace Morrissey is a Vice President for Public Health. She has over 30 years of experience involved in federal agency, health care system and community health program research and development for domestic and international programs. Morrissey leads a portfolio of research and evaluation studies of disease prevention, epidemiology, and health promotion for HRSA, CDC, and NCI, and directs a team of maternal and child health experts addressing health inequities. She sponsors several of Westat’s strategic planning efforts to develop and grow this work and ensure the best and most effective research solutions across the agencies she serves.

Morrissey is an expert in conducting multisite clinic- and community-based epidemiologic research and health program evaluation related to infectious and chronic disease. These projects frequently study women and disadvantaged and rural populations. She directs studies employing a range of observational and experimental designs and applies mixed-methods and innovative data collection techniques, including biological sampling, personal wearable device data, electronic health records (EHRs), geospatial data, and administrative databases to advance data science techniques and the impact of analyses. She is seasoned in the communication of results to ensure the greatest value and dissemination of research outcomes.


  • MPH, Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA (cum laude), Sociology/Anthropology (Spanish minor), Denison University


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