Therese Richmond Named to HHS Advisory Position

Therese Richmond Named to HHS Advisory Position

One of 13 Selected For Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

University of Pennsylvania Nursing School Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Therese Richmond has been appointed to the Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030.

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Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, is Associate Dean of Research & Innovation at Penn's Nursing School and an LDI Senior Fellow.

She is one of 13 "nationally recognized subject matter experts" named to the panel that will spend the next two years reviewing current scientific evidence and ultimately submitting recommendations for the HHS Healthy People 2030 program.

Nurse scientist
"I'm elated to have a nurse scientist on this committee," Richmond said. "And the committee membership is an impressive and diverse one. I hope to contribute a lot and learn a lot."

Every ten years, the Healthy People initiative establishes science-based objectives for improving population health during the next ten years. For example, the 2020 program that began in 2010 focused on thirteen areas including social determinants of health, dementia/Alzheimer's, sleep health, and genomics.

Injury science
Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN and the Nursing School's Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, is also a Professor of Nursing in Surgery at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, a Senior Fellow at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention, and a Core Director at Penn's Injury Science Center.

For the last 25 years at Penn, she has been extensively involved in research on the prevention of violence, particularly in vulnerable populations. Another avenue of her research has long focused on the intersection of physical and mental health after traumatic injury and its effect on recovery.