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The Health of The Community

POSTED: October 08, 2009, 1:12 pm

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Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP
is The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean (Interim), Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and Director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the New Jersey Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. A well-recognized spokesperson for the adolescent and adolescent issues, Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on adolescent physical and mental health, adolescent HIV, adolescent violence, adolescent sexuality and family strengthening.

Dr. Johnson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He Chairs the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood Borne Pathogens; the Newark Ryan White Planning Council; and the Board of Deacons at Union Baptist Church in Orange, N.J. He is a member of the Board of Law and Justice; the Committee on Improving Research Information and Data on Firearms of the National Academy of Sciences; and the Community Prevention Task Force of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A former President of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Johnson has previously been the Chair of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Council on Graduate Medical Education; the National Commission on Adolescent Sexuality; and the Board of Advocates for Youth. He has also served as a member of the National Council of the National Institute of Mental Health; the NIH AIDS Research Council; the Institute of Medicine Committee on Unintended Pregnancy.

Dr. Johnson yearly addresses many local, state, national and international audiences and frequently appears on television and radio. He has published widely, and manages an active schedule of teaching, conducting research and maintaining a clinical practice at the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Johnson is the author of The Race Trap, a Harper Collins Business Book which addresses the pitfalls commonly encountered in communications across the racial divide and Strength for Their Journey, a guide for parents of African-American teens, published by Doubleday.

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