Risa Lavizzo-Mourey On Creating Transformative Change

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey On Creating Transformative Change

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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., was honored as an Ashoka ChangemakeHER, Changemakers's inaugural celebration of the world's most influentual and inspiring women. Find her fellow honorees' voices here.

Video blog featuring Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO


Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving health and health care for all Americans. She 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.  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 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and trained in geriatrics at Penn.