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Dr. Johnson's research portfolio reflects her commitment to improving the quality of care for underserved children and reducing racial/ethnic inequities. Her current interdisciplinary research program is focused on inequities in the care and outcomes of children in the emergency department.
Dr. Johnson's research portfolio reflects her commitment to improving the quality of care for underserved children and reducing racial/ethnic inequities. Her current interdisciplinary research program is focused on inequities in the care and outcomes of children in the emergency department and is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.
She is currently exploring root causes of inequities, including research on bias and discrimination and its impact on the health and well-being of children. She is also partnering with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) to investigate disparities within the multisite PECARN Registry, and serves as a disparities consultant to the Pediatric Research in Injuries and Medical Emergencies Research Node.
In addition to her research, Dr. Johnson is also involved in supporting the recruitment, retention, and professional development of minority trainees and faculty as faculty advisor for the University of Pennsylvania Health System-Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Alliance for Minority Physicians. She has developed an Advanced Skills in Health Equity program at CHOP, providing pediatric residents a mentored research and training experience to enhance knowledge of health equity issues and develop research and clinical skills to promote equity. She is also a member of the CHOP Bias and Disparities Curriculum Committee. Dr. Johnson serves as an advisory committee member for the Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Addressing Bias and Discrimination. She is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research and chair of the Race in Medicine Special Interest Group of the Academic Pediatric Association.
Education and Training
BS, Xavier University of Louisiana (Biology), 2002
MD, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2006
Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pediatric Emergency Medicine), 2013
MSc, University of Pittsburgh (Health Services Research), 2014
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, 2012-
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016-
Society for Pediatric Research, 2017-