Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

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Jeane Ann Grisso, MD, MSc

School of Nursing and School of Medicine
Professor Emeritus of Public Health

Contact Information

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Room 418 Fagin Hall

418 Curie Blvd.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4217                                                                  

Phone: (215) 573-2184

Email: jgrisso@nursing.upenn.edu


Dr. Grisso recently retired from Penn as a Professor of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing where she also was a core faculty member in the MPH program. Dr. Grisso has served as principal investigator of many federally-funded investigations, including studies of injuries and violence.


Dr. Grisso returned to Penn after 7 years at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). AT RWJ, she was the Senior Program Officer for national human capital programs focusing on faculty development, including RWJF Clinical Scholars, the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, and the Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars, and the RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars. Dr. Grisso led the development of a major initiative on intimate partner violence, including a new national program to prevent dating violence, an expansion of the CDC’s DELTA program to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) through state and community domestic violence coalitions, and several projects related to addressing IPV in the workplace. 



Dr. Grisso’s research focuses on urban women’s health issues. She served as principal investigator of federally-funded investigations of reproductive health, menopause, aging, and IPV. Most recently she developed new research related to workplace interventions to address IPV, teen dating violence, and an intervention in primary health care with women experiencing IPV.


In addition, she and colleagues initiated an NIH-funded intervention program to improve the status of junior women faculty in academic medicine. She also worked with a multidisciplinary group to assess the impact of urban agriculture on low wealth communities.



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