Dr. Johnson graduated from Brown University (AB, Biology), the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University (MD), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Masters of Public Health, Epidemiology). He completed internal medicine residency training and geriatric fellowship training at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at the Cecil G. Sheps Center, Chapel Hill, NC, under a National Service Research Award.
Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine, Nursing, and Epidemiology, the Paul W. Seavey Chair in Medicine, and Associate Professor in Urology. He directs the Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, and the Emory Center for Health in Aging. Dr. Johnson also serves as the Program Director of the HRSA funded Georgia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement PRogram, Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center, and as an Investigator for the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatrics Rehabilitation, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Johnson receives federal funding to study bladder function problems in older adults. He has continuously seen patients as part of his academic appointment. He provides consultative continence care at the Atlanta VA and is a supporting physician for the nurse-practitioner led Integrated Memory Care Clinic. The overarching goal of Dr. Johnson’s clinical, research, and academic endeavors is to help enable older adults to age safely and successfully in their homes and communities. Providing safe and effective clinical care for older individuals while protecting them against unintentional harm is central to his goal.
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