Therese Richmond

Senior Fellow

Therese Richmond, PhD, RN

  • Andrea B. Laporte Professor, Nursing, Penn Nursing

Therese Richmond, PhD, RN is the Andrea B. Laporte Professor at Penn Nursing. She has an extensive program of research aimed at improving recovery from serious injury by addressing the interaction between physical injury and its psychological repercussions. Her research includes a focus on prevention of violence and firearm violence, which is grounded in a commitment to social justice. The National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Nursing Research, Centers for Disease Control, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health have supported her research. She is a member of an interdisciplinary team selected as a Catalyst Awardee for the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge to examine a nursing-driven intervention to prevent falls in older adults using remote sensing and artificial intelligence. Dr. Richmond sits on the Executive Committee of the CDC-funded Penn Injury Science Center, where she directs the Research Core. She serves on the inaugural Board of Directors for the Research Society for the Prevention of Firearm-related Harms. She served on the Federal Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services for the National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Richmond is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, where she serves on the Board of Population Health & Public Health Practice.

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