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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey to Become President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently named Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, to be the successor to its outgoing president and chief executive officer, Steven A. Schroeder, MD. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey, a geriatrics specialist who has served as a senior vice president and director of the Health Care Group at RWJF since 2001, will replace Dr. Schroeder when he retires in December. Robert E. Campbell, chair of the RWJF board of trustees, made the announcement after a meeting of the trustees on July 25.

Before coming to RWJF, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey was with the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the director of the Institute on Aging, chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems, and associate chief of staff for geriatrics and extended care for the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. Before her appointments at Penn, she was the deputy administrator of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, which is now known as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and situated within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While in government service, she was a member of the White House Health Care Policy team, including the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform, where she co-chaired the Working Group on Quality of Care and was a consultant to the White House on health policy issues.

Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences and has served on numerous federal advisory committees, including the Task Force on Aging Research, the Office of Technology Assessment Panel on Preventive Services for Medicare Beneficiaries, the IOM's Panel on Disease and Disability Prevention among Older Adults, and the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics, where she chaired …

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