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Kevin B. Johnson, M.D., M.S., is the David L. Cohen Professor of Pediatrics, Informatics, Engineering and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Johnson holds joint appointments in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Department of Computer and Information Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, with secondary appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Bioengineering. He also serves as Vice President for Applied Informatics in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. 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, and the development of computer-based documentation systems for the point of care. Dr. Johnson is the author of over 150 publications and books or book chapters. Nationally, he is a member of the Council of Councils for the NIH, leads the American Board of Pediatrics Informatics Advisory Committee, and chairs the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. Among his many honors, he was elected into the American College of Medical Informatics in 2004, the Academic Pediatric Society in 2010, and the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine) in 2010. As a communicator of science to lay audiences, he has produced two documentaries and hosts an active podcast reaching an international audience.

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