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DBHi Welcomes Penn’s Kevin Johnson to Faculty

Published on February 24, 2022 in Announcements · Last updated 1 year 11 months ago


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We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kevin Johnson to the faculty of the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Dr. Johnson is well known for his pioneering work in clinical informatics in the areas of patient safety and compliance. In work that bridges biomedical informatics, bioengineering, and computer science, he has championed the development and implementation of clinical information systems and artificial intelligence to drive medical research.

Dr. Johnson holds joint appointments in Penn’s Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics (DBEI) and Department of Computer and Information Science of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication. He also serves as Vice President for Applied Informatics in the University of Pennsylvania Health System and as a Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Johnson served as the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he had taught since 2002.

He is widely published with more than 150 publications and has held leadership positions in American Medical Informatics Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other distinguished organizations and societies.

We are looking forward to collaborating with Dr. Johnson.