Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP

Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP
Senior Fellow

Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean for Research & Innovation; Professor of Nursing in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

Public Health Interests

Violence/Injury Prevention



Current Public-Health Related Activities

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.

Select Publications:

Flynn, K., Richmond, T. S., Branas, C. C., & Wiebe, D. J. (2017). Neighbourhood social trust and youth perceptions of safety during daily activities. Injury Prevention.

Smith, R. N., Seamon, M. J., Kumar, V., Robinson, A., Shults, J., Reilly, P. M., & Richmond, T. S. (2017). Lasting impression of violence: retained bullets and depressive symptoms. Injury.

Jacoby, S. F., Richmond, T. S., Holena, D. N., & Kaufman, E. J. (2017). A safe haven for the injured? Urban trauma care at the intersection of healthcare, law enforcement, and race. Social Science & Medicine.

Kaufman E.J., Richmond, T.S., Wiebe, D.J., Jacoby, S.F., & Holena, D.H.  (2017). Patients experiences of trauma resuscitation.  JAMA Surgery.

Kondo, M.C., South, E.C., Branas, C.C., Richmond, T.S., & Wiebe, D.J. (2017).  The association between urban tree cover and gun assault: A case-control and case-crossover study.  American Journal of Epidemiology.