Lisa Morrissey, MPH

Deputy Commissioner Morrissey


Deputy Commissioner Lisa Morrissey, MPH


Deputy Commissioner Morrissey has been a local health director since 2016, serving in various cities and districts, including Danbury, Bridgeport, and the Housatonic Valley Health District. She also serves as an adjunct professor in   public health at the University of Bridgeport and at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches public health practice, epidemiology, and program monitoring and evaluation, among other topics. 


Deputy Commissioner Morrissey received her master’s degree of public health in epidemiology and environmental health science from New York Medical College. She also received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Albertus Magnus College, and she has experience in population health, epidemiology, health equity, and strategic planning among other disciplines.  Deputy Commissioner Morrissey will oversee the Environmental Health and Drinking Water Branch, Local Health, Public Health Preparedness, and the Office of Health Equity.