Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, FAAP, FAMIA, FACMI



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Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, FAAP, FAMIA, FACMI

David L. Cohen University Professor

Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS is the David L. Cohen University Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Computer and Information Science, Pediatrics, and Science Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Vice President of Applied Informatics for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Director of the Artificial Intelligence for Ambulatory Care (AI4AI) Lab. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and his MS in Medical Informatics from Stanford University.

Dr. Johnson is an internationally respected developer and evaluator of clinical information technology. His research focuses on developing and encouraging the adoption of clinical information systems to improve patient safety and compliance with practice guidelines. He is widely known for his work with e-prescribing and computer-based documentation. Recent research is focusing on AI-enabled screening, patient-clinician interaction, and symptom quantification in a project called REDUCE (Re-imagining Encounter Documentation Using Computation and Engineering).

He is the author of over 200 publications and has won dozens of awards over his career. Notably, he was elected to the American College of Medical Informatics in 2004, The Academic Pediatric Society in 2010, the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine) in 2010, the International Association of Health Science Informatics in 2021, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2022. 

Dr. Johnson is passionate about educating lay audiences about science. He has produced documentaries related to health information technology. His podcast, “Informatics in the Round,” features experts discussing informatics topics. He also co-published “Who, Me?” a book series featuring scientists from marginalized groups.

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