Dr. Johnson serves as the senior epidemiologist for Northwest Permanente Medicine. He has worked as an epidemiologist for more than 30 years, originally at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of his research and consulting have described patients’ prognosis in the usual care setting and the prediction of clinical events. Dr. Johnson chairs the Northwest Permanente Prediction Modeling Governance Committee, which determines which models are put into clinical practice at KPNW.
Over the past twenty years, Dr. Johnson’s research and consulting have been sponsored by these organizations: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Amgen, Novartis, Sanofi, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Johnson has lectured extensively at the University of Washington and Oregon Health Science University.