Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a national leader in transforming America’s health systems so people live healthier lives and receive the health care they need. Under Lavizzo-Mourey’s leadership, the Foundation has restructured its strategic investments to target a set of high-impact priorities, such as improving the quality and safety of patient care; strengthening state and local public health systems; halting the rise in childhood obesity by 2015; and covering the uninsured. Lavizzo-Mourey joined RWJF in 2001 as senior vice president and director of the health care group. Previously, at the University of Pennsylvania, she was the Sylvan Eisman Professor of medicine and health care systems and director of Penn’s Institute on Aging. In Washington, D.C., she was deputy administrator of what is now the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston; and was trained in geriatrics at Penn.
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President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation