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Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP (Vice Chair)

Appointed to the CPSTF: 2003

Robert JohnsonRobert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP is The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the New Jersey Medical School of the Rutgers University. His clinical expertise and research focuses on adolescent physical and mental health, adolescent HIV, adolescent violence, adolescent sexuality and family strengthening. 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 Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Board of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academies of Science. He has previously been the President of the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, the Chair of the US Department of Health and Human Services' Council on Graduate Medical Education, a member of the National Council of the National Institute of Mental Health, member of the NIH AIDS Research Council and Member, Institute of Medicine, Health Care Services Board.

Dr. Johnson received his MD from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ in 1972.

Service on International/National research, practice or policy boards or committees

  • 2000 – 2004 National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Committee on Improving Research Information and Data on Firearms
  • 2001 – 2004 Chair, NIH Preventing Violence and Related Health-Risking Social Behaviors in Adolescents State-of-the-Science Conference
  • 2002 – 2004 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine Committee on Institutional and Policy-Level Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the U.S. Health Care Workforce
  • 2010- Present National Academy of Science, National Research Council Chair Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform

Service on recent Community Guide reviews

  • Abstinence Education
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Jurisdictional Transfer