Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health and health care. A physician specializing in geriatrics, Dr. 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. 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 the Task Force on Aging Research, the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics and the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.
Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and serves on the Smithsonian Board of Regents.