Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held since 2003. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health and healthcare. With more than 30 years of personal experience as a medical practitioner, policy-maker, professor and nonprofit executive, Lavizzo-Mourey has built on the foundation’s 40-year history of addressing key public health issues.
A specialist in geriatrics, Lavizzo-Mourey came to the foundation from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as the Sylvan Eisman professor of medicine and healthcare systems. A graduate of the University of Washington and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She also holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the Institute of Medicine; the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; and several boards of directors.