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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education



Mark S. Johnson

Professor and Chair
Department of Community and Family Medicine
Howard University

is Professor and Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University. He has previously been the Dean of the College of Medicine at Howard University. Prior to moving to Washington DC, he was Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at NJMS. 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. He has been a reviewer for NIH, HRSA, PCORI and AHRQ. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. His research interests include obesity, health disparities, and family violence. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he earned a B.A. in Black Literature. He went to medical school at UMD (now Rutgers)-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) where he earned an M.D. and completed his residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center.

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