Jean Ann Grisso, MD, MSc, FACP

Jeane Ann Grisso, MD, MSc is a Professor Emeritus in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Grisso has served as principal investigator of many federally-funded investigations which address public health issues related to women, including studies of intimate partner violence, reproductive health, menopause, and aging. From 2001 through 2008, Dr. Grisso worked at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) where she led many of the Foundation fellowship programs, including the RWJF Clinical Scholars, the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program and the RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars. Dr. Grisso also led the development of a multi-pronged initiative on intimate partner violence at RWJF. Dr. Grisso returned to Penn in 2008 as a professor of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing. At Penn, Dr. Grisso has a key leadership role in the Center for Public Health Initiatives and in the MPH program, serving as a course director and a leader in curriculum development. In the School of Nursing, she worked to develop Healthy Women, Healthy Cities , an initiative focusing on the global impact of urban life on women. Dr. Grisso also worked on research related to intimate partner violence and the experiences of women released from urban jails. Dr. Grisso was Joint Principal Investigator with Dr. Stephanie Abbuhl of the NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) trial, one of 14 grants funded through a NIH RFA on causes and interventions to support the careers of women in science. Working with the leaders of the 14 research teams funded under the RFA, Dr. Grisso founded the Research Partnership on Women in Science, a national initiative to support expansion of research on women’s leadership in biomedical science. In 2014 Dr. Grisso became the President of the Board of the Edna J. Kynett Foundation, a regional foundation focusing on cardiovascular health in underserved communities.

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