Library Director; Course Director/Professor, Research Curriculum-Evidence Based Medicine; Professor, Research Literature Review and Analysis; Professor, Foundation of Clinical Medicine
Prior to earning a B.A. in Journalism/Afro-American Studies at Howard University 1978, and a Master’s in Library Science at the University of Maryland in 1984, Mr. Johnson’s history of librarianship began as a part-time Library Assistant at the U.S. Department of State from 1973-1978. In the summer of 1978 he began working as a Library Assistant at the John Vinton Dahlgren Memorial Library at Georgetown University Medical Center, and later that year, as a Library Technician at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC. Ten years thereafter, Mr. Johnson created and established the National Academy of Sciences’ first health policy library for the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where he served as Director of Library Services. His distinguished career has also included, Chief Librarian for the U.S. DHHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) where he also established the agency’s first library; Reference Librarian/National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health where he worked on the initial PubMed Development Team; and Librarian Manager for the National Resource Center on AD/HD, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/ Center for Disease Control (CDC) funded program of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).
Mr. Johnson is a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL).