Dr Therese Richmond | CureTalks
Dr Richmond is Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation and Professor of Nursing in Surgery at Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Richmond 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. Dr. Richmond’s research examines the disparate impact of injury, violence and recovery on vulnerable populations. She works effectively across interdisciplinary teams. She works closely with colleagues funded by the US Department of Justice to study youth and school violence in Philadelphia. She works globally to study trauma recovery with colleagues from Australia and the United Kingdom and to train injury and violence scientists in Guatemala.
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