Kevin Johnson, MD

Kevin Johnson, MD

Kevin Johnson, MD, is a Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins University and his MS in Medical Informatics from Stanford University. Dr. Johnson is an internationally respected developer and evaluator of clinical information technology. His research interests have been related to developing and encouraging the adoption of clinical information systems to improve patient safety and compliance with practice guidelines; the uses of advanced computer technologies, including the World Wide Web, personal digital assistants, and pen-based computers in medicine; and the development of computer-based documentation systems for the point of care. He is the author of over 100 publications and books or book chapters, is Associate Editor for the preeminent journal in biomedical informatics (JAMIA), and has been an invited speaker at most major medical informatics and pediatrics conferences. His knowledge about electronic health records and patient safety has led to a recent appointment on two Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees focused on medication safety. He was elected to the IOM in 2010.  Dr. Johnson joins the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s as a Founder.