Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Katherine Bissett, BSN, RN, is the nurse project manager of the BREATHE asthma program. With the belief that asthma is an important health equity issue, she spearheads national outreach and coalition building. In addition to promoting pediatric health equity, her professional interests lie in nutrition and wellness education, addressing mental health needs, and supporting parents as they work to instill healthy habits in their homes.
Bissett’s previous work as a school nurse at the Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore, was integral to the Rales Center’s mission to improve the health of—and thus the academic achievements and lifelong prospects for—children living in economically disadvantaged communities.
Bissett holds a degree in international relations and Spanish from the University of Richmond and previously worked for nonprofit organizations in Latin America providing pediatric surgical care, before returning to school for a BSN. She graduated magna cum laude from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2012.