Maria LoGrippo, PhD, RN is a nurse leader, educator, and researcher with a commitment to promoting pathways and building capacity for nursing education. In 2014, Dr. LoGrippo was recognized as a Breakthrough Nurse Leader (1 of 10 in the U.S.). As a nurse expert on academic progression, she joined the Center to Campaign Nursing in America and was designated as a Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health (COACH).
At Penn, Dr. LoGrippo leads the development of innovative curricular initiatives aimed at embedding population health, behavioral health, and nursing leadership. In 2020, she was one of 15 distinguished nurse educators inducted into the prestigious National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. Her scholarly contributions in nursing education, leadership, and population health are aimed at growing the knowledge and evidence for how nurses are leading the community in improving health and health equity. Dr. LoGrippo is also working to implement best practices for competency-based education and practice standards to prepare the next generation of nurses and nurse leaders at Penn and beyond.
Dr. LoGrippo is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar, and she earned her PhD in Nursing focusing on perceptions of trust and stress among English-speaking and Spanish-speaking pregnant women receiving care from certified nurse midwives. Completing a post doctorate at Rutgers University, she led a grant funded project for advancing efforts for seamless progression to the BSN.