Therese Richmond

Senior Fellow

Therese Richmond, PhD, RN

  • Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Professor, Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Penn Nursing
  • Associate Dean, Research & Innovation, Penn Nursing
  • Professor, Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

Therese S. Richmond, PhD, RN is the Andrea B. Laporte Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing and serves as its Associate Dean for Research & Innovation. She is also a Professor of Nursing in Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Richmond 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 science also focuses on prevention of violence and firearm violence. The National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health have supported her research. She is currently Site PI for an NIMHD study examining trauma as a portal to chronic pain. Dr. Richmond is part of an interdisciplinary team selected as Catalyst Awardee for the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge. Dr. Richmond serves on the Executive Committee of the CDC-funded Penn Injury Science Center, where she directs the Research Core. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Richmond 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. Dr. Richmond was appointed to the Board of Population Health for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in 2021.

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