- M.P.H., Maternal & Child Health, University of NC at Chapel Hill, 1984
- M.E., Education, State University of NY at Buffalo, 1978
- B.A., French/Education, Franklin College, 1975
Ms. Johnson is a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at DHMC and a Lecturer in Healthy Policy at the George Washington University. She was Senior Advisor to the CDC Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative; Director of Project Thrive; Senior Research Staff Scientist at GWU’s Center of Health Policy and Research; and national policy director of the March of Dimes. She was appointed to the Secretary’s Committee on Infant Mortality; was a federal appointee to the National Vaccine Advisory committee; chair of the MCH Section of the APHA; and served on boards of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies; Partnerships for Prevention; All Kids Count; and the National Perinatal Association. She consults to 40 states on health policy, Medicaid, EPSDT and a range of maternal and child health topics.