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Biography: Melissa Harvey, R.N., MSPH

Director of the Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

​Melissa Harvey, R.N., MSPH is the Director of the Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she is responsible for developing and advancing the implementation of policies and capabilities that aim to improve the nation’s overall healthcare preparedness, including the Hospital Preparedness Program Cooperative Agreement. Recently, Melissa led ASPR’s domestic healthcare system response to Ebola, including the development of a new regional and tiered strategy for the nation’s healthcare facilities. She previously served as the Special Assistant to the ASPR, advising and supporting the Assistant Secretary on policy development, program implementation, and disaster response operations to ensure that the Office met its public health emergency preparedness and response mission. Melissa has also served as a Global Health Analyst, preparing assessments of foreign governments’ capabilities to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases, terrorism, and natural disasters. Prior to her work in the United States Government, Melissa was the 
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Program Manager of Emergency Management for the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York, where she was responsible for all-hazards planning and response operations for the nation’s second largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system. She was also an EMT for the Health System’s New York City 911 and inter-facility EMS divisions. Melissa attended Boston College, George Mason University, and Harvard University. She is a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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  • This page last reviewed: March 23, 2016