Lisa Nicole Catanzaro

Lisa Nicole Catanzaro

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Adjunct Professor Lisa Catanzaro is a public health researcher with expertise in the planning of innovative initiatives supported with technology. Her focus is in the areas of health policy, prevention, and population health informatics, and her scholarship focuses on environmental, lifestyle, and psychosocial health determinants that influence the rising levels of non-communicable disease. In 2012, Lisa was the recipient of grant funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services for training under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, where she was able to evaluate various electronic health record systems implemented at Kaiser Permanente, the Department of Defense, the Veteran’s Administration, and Geisinger Health. She subsequently went on to work in Italy under the European Union 7th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020 — the largest EU Research and Innovation program to date promoting emerging technologies, the advancement of standards, governance, and information sharing.

Lisa received a master of public health degree from the University of San Francisco; a certificate in public health informatics from Johns Hopkins University; a master of architecture degree from the University of Florida, and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Tulane University. She works cross collaboratively building partnerships locally in the Bay Area and globally as a citizen of USA and Italy.


  • Health Systems Research and Transformation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program & Product Management

Research Areas

  • Prevention of Chronic Disease
  • Psychosocial, environmental, lifestyle health determinants
  • Public Health Informatics


  • University of San Francisco, MPH, 2014
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Certificate in Public Health Informatics, 2013
  • University of Florida, Masters of Architecture, 1997
  • Tulane University, BA in Psychology, 1993

Prior Experience

  • Health System Researcher & Project Manager, Center for Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing, San Rafael Hospital
  • Strategic Planner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Senior Medical Planner, HOK Architects

Awards & Distinctions

  • Workforce Training Program Awardee Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Funding from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2013
  • American Academy of Rome Guest Scholar, 2014
  • International Academy for Design and Health, Post Occupancy Evaluations, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Jurong Community Hospital & Specialists Outpatient Clinics
  • Kaiser Redwood City Replacement Hospital
  • Research Reports: Legal, Ethical framework, privacy and security principles, IT ethical guidelines, Witdom