Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

President and CEO

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, focused on building a Culture of Health in America. A specialist in geriatrics, Lavizzo-Mourey came to the Foundation from the University of Pennsylvania, where she 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 worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force, served on the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics, and co-chaired the National Academy of Medicine study on racial and ethnic disparities on health care. Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The American Philosophical Society, and the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. She currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents and several other boards of directors. She and her husband, Robert Lavizzo-Mourey, PhD, have two adult children and two grandchildren.