Catherine Harrison, RN, MPH

Public Health Clinical Response Planner

Catherine HarrisonCatherine Harrison is a Public Health Clinical Response planner with the Health Emergency Response Office. In this role, she develops plans and clinical protocols to respond to health emergencies; supports MRC training, development, and deployments; and serves as team lead for HERO efforts on development and implementation of COVID 19 vaccination plans, in partnership with Boynton Health Services. She served in a similar role as Mass Immunization Coordinator at Boynton during the H1N1 Flu Pandemic.

Catherine holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley. Her previous public health experience includes everything from occupational health education with undocumented day laborers, to community based participatory research on toxic stress, to capacity building and advocacy for climate change and health equity. She has worked in academic, community-based and non-profit settings, including as co-founder and Executive Director of Rural Health Care Initiative, a maternal-child health organization in Sierra Leone. Her main areas of interest and expertise are program design and management, organizational development, and community-based organizing for health justice. 

Email: osbo0082@umn.edu