Mark S. Johnson, MD MPH is a Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine and the former Dean of the College of Medicine at Howard University.
He has dedicated his career to building opportunities for underrepresented students to enter health related professions and expanding research options for primary care and health disparities.
Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Clinical Specialist in Hypertension from the American Society of Hypertension. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. He was named to Top Blacks in Healthcare by BlackDoctor.org and 15 Top African American Medical Educators by Black Health Magazine in 2014. He received the National Medical Association Presidential Citation Award in 2013. He has been listed in America’s Top Family Doctors and Top Doctors in America.
Dr. Johnson has been the President of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine. He was a member of the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the NJ Task Force for the Prevention of Obesity. Dr. Johnson has been the director of four pipeline programs, three of which were funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has been a reviewer for NIH, HRSA, PCORI and AHRQ. His research interests include obesity, health disparities, and family violence.
He is a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he earned an interdisciplinary degree in Black Literature. He went to medical school at Rutgers (UMDNJ)-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). He did his residency training at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to his current position, he was the Founding Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at NJMS.