Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson

Center Director

Sara Johnson, PhD, MPH is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a child health researcher who investigates ways to reduce socioeconomic disparities in health. Her work has focused on the influence of poverty and stress on children’s brain development, behavior, learning, and self-regulation. She also studies family-based strategies to promote health and academic achievement. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCLA, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Following her doctoral degree, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University¬¨‚Ćof California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley. At Johns Hopkins,in addition to her research and teaching, she Directs the General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship program, which trains the next generation of physicians and scientists to understand and address health disparities.