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Public Biography
Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI, FAIMBE is the David L. Cohen University Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Computer and Information Science, Pediatrics, and Science Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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. He is widely known for his work with e-prescribing and computer-based documentation, as well as his recent creative endeavors to communicate science to lay audiences, including a feature length documentary about health information exchange.

He is the author of over 150 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 in 2010, the International Association of Health Science Informatics in 2021, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2022.

Historic ACMI Biography

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Dr. Johnson is one of the most outstanding pediatricianñinformaticians in the United States. He is one of a rare group of individuals who are excellent clinicians, excellent informaticians, and excellent teachers. After completing a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, he obtained a master's degree in medical information sciences at Stanford and then returned as Pediatrics Chief Resident at Hopkins. He subsequently joined the faculty in pediatrics there and became influential both locally and nationally for his informatics work. He was then recruited to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2002, where he is now associate professor and Vice-Chair of Biomedical Informatics and associate professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Johnson's research contributions have been in several areas. He has advanced uses of speech recognition technology through his collaborative work on QMED, a system for continuous speech recognition in history taking. More recently, he has become an expert on personal digital assistants (PDAs) and their use in clinical settings, building systems for use by housestaff and other physicians while also consulting to industry in the area. He has also advanced our understanding of critical pathways for streamlining workflow and improving decision making, creating CLICTATE, a structured reporting tool for guideline-based care. Equally important have been Dr. Johnson's ability to maintain and promote a positive attitude for team members in high-pressured clinical implementations of informatics systems and his remarkable leadership, teaching, and mentoring skills. As assistant editor of JAMIA, he recruited and directs the Student Editorial Board for the journal. His avocation has included the use of his remarkable singing voice in a near-professional choral group, and you can always count on Kevin to have the newest electronic gadget strapped to his belt. Dr. Johnson's scholarship, intellect, enthusiasm, creativity, and energy have all contributed to his effectiveness and to the respect of his colleagues as they welcome him to the College.


Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA)

FAMIA stands for “Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association” and it recognizes the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice – be that in a clinical setting, a public or population health capacity, or as a clinical researcher.

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The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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