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No. 5: Robert Johnson

Education Power 50

Johnson is The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle endowed dean, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also the interim dean of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University.

Johnson’s clinical expertise and research focuses on adolescent physical and mental health, adolescent HIV, adolescent violence, adolescent sexuality, health equity and family strengthening. He chairs the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, 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, Vice Chair of the Community Prevention Task Force of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a former member of the board of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academies of Science. Johnson has published widely, and he conducts an active schedule of teaching, research and clinical practice at NJMS.

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