Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation University Professor of Health Policy and Health Equity at the University of Pennsylvania. She is President Emerita and Former CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she held for nearly 15 years. During her tenure at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she spearheaded health initiatives such as creating healthier, more equitable communities; strengthening the integration of health systems and services; and ensuring every child in the United States has the opportunity to grow up at a healthy weight. This work culminated in the Foundation’s vision of building a Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. A specialist in geriatrics, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey was the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems, Director of the Institute on Aging, and Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. Previously, she worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force and served on numerous federal advisory committees. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and a former member the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. She currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents and several other boards.