Lavizzo-Mourey, Risa J., M.D. (9/25/1934- )

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  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Occupation: Physician, foundation executive
  • Committees: Governance and Nominating, Strategic Planning and Programs
  • Biography: Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (1934- ), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health and health care. With more than thirty years of personal experience as a medical practitioner, policy-maker, professor, and nonprofit executive, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey combines the scientific and ethical values she learned as a doctor with an enduring conviction that meaningful philanthropy must achieve lasting social change. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey previously served as the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems at the University of Pennsylvania. She also directed Penn's Institute on Aging and was Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine.
  • At the Federal level, she served as Deputy Administrator of what is now the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force; she also has served on numerous Federal advisory committees. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.


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