Michelle Larkin

Chair Emeritus

Michelle A. Larkin, Vice President, directs all program and administrative activities of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program portfolios. Previously, she directed the foundation’s public health team to improve federal, state, and local public health systems; build the evidence for effective public health practice and policy; and advocate for the use of law and policy to improve health by co-leading the foundation’s efforts to build the public health law field. Before joining the foundation, Ms. Larkin worked as an oncology nurse at the University of Maryland Medical System. She worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health as a Presidential Management Fellow, and as a legislative fellow for the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. Upon completion of her fellowship, she served as a health policy analyst at the Office on Smoking and Health, CDC, in Washington, DC. Ms. Larkin received a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, a master’s degree in nursing/health policy from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania.