Maryjoan D. Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Ladden is a Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her work there focuses on building a diverse and well trained leadership to build a Culture of Health in America and cultivating global ideas to address U.S. health issues. She leads the Foundation’s efforts in primary care and interprofessional collaboration.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Interim Chief Program Officer of the American Nurses Association (ANA), providing strategic direction, integration, and coordination for all of ANA’s programs. Dr. Ladden spent over 20 years in Boston as a nurse practitioner, case manager, researcher, and Director of Continuing Professional Education at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her work there focused on improving health care quality, safety, and health professional collaboration. She is an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program (2004 to 2007).


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