Caroline Johnson, MD

Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Division of Disease Control/ Immunization Program
500 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
USA 19146

Biographical Sketch:
Caroline C. Johnson, MD serves as Director of the Division of Disease Control, Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Her office oversees surveillance, epidemiology, prevention, and control for communicable diseases of public health importance, including STDs, vaccine preventable diseases, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. In addition, her Division directs public health preparedness activities for the Health Department. Dr. Johnson serves as a liaison to key city, state, and federal agencies, for joint planning and response to public health issues. Dr. Johnson is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the School of Public Health at Drexel University. Dr. Johnson has authored over one hundred research articles, book chapters, and abstracts pertaining to various topics in Infectious Diseases. Her areas of special interest are STDs, public health emergency preparedness, surveillance, and health risk communication.