Therese Richmond, PhD, FAAN

Executive Committee

Therese Richmond, PhD, FAAN is the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and a Professor of Nursing in Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine. She is passionate about using nursing science to prevent injury and violence and improve outcomes, particularly in patients from vulnerable urban populations worldwide – those who live on the margins of society, have limited resources, or live in pervasively violent communities. An early clinical position in a Washington, DC, trauma ICU and resuscitation unit sparked Dr. Richmond’s interest in preventing injuries, and her curiosity about survivors’ quality of life. This experience led to specialization in nursing care for victims of injury and violence, including co-founding the Firearm & Injury Center at Penn two decades ago and which now is a vibrant interdisciplinary research center:  the Penn Injury Science Center.