Risa Lavizzo-Mourey MD is the 2010 recipient of the Invisible Disabilities Association Healthcare Honors Award. Dr Lavizzo-Mourey was chosen based upon her desire and passion to provide leadership in healthcare awareness and improvement as well as healthy living for all Americans while serving as the President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr 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 in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; and was trained in geriatrics at Penn. Dr Lavizzo-Mourey 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. In Washington, D.C., she was deputy administrator of what is now the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.