Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

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"Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held since 2003...At the federal level, Lavizzo-Mourey 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, co-chairing the working group on Quality of Care. She also has served on numerous federal advisory committees, including 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. Additionally, she co-chaired a congressionally requested Institute of Medicine study on racial and ethnic disparities in health care....Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and several boards of directors. She is the author of several books and dozens of articles. She is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates and other awards, including commendations for her work from the Harvard School of Public Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American College of Physicians, the National Library of Medicine, the American Medical Women’s Association, the National Medical Association and the University of Pennsylvania."[1]


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  1. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, organizational web page, accessed May 22, 2014.
  2. GE Board, organizational web page, accessed May 15, 2020.