Harris Search Associates Recruits Dr. Mark S. Johnson MD. MPH as Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Howard University College of Medicine

DUBLIN, OH, November 25, 2016 — Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Mark S. Johnson MD. MPH as the next Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM). Prior to his current position, he served previously as Dean at Howard, and previously as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UMD-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). He has served as the President of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine and he was a member of the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the NJ Task Force for the Prevention of Obesity. He has been a reviewer for NIH, HRSA, and AHRQ, and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. His research interests include obesity, health disparities, and family violence. He is a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he earned a degree in Black Literature. He went to medical school at NJMS and completed his residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Reporting to the new Dean Dr. Hugh Mighty, Dr. Johnson will provide oversight of the educational programs and shape the vision for department innovation in curriculum and training.   As the next Chair, Dr. Johnson will ensure the continuation of a strong working partnership with Howard University Hospital and work to develop additional partnerships for medical training.  In addition, he/she will build enduring relationships with critical external community partners and local, regional, and national government leaders.

Established in 1867, chartered and incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university located in Washington, D.C.  Founded as a University for the education of youth in the liberal arts and sciences, Howard is Carnegie classified as a high research activity.  The University consists of 13 schools and colleges: Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, Business, Communications, Education, Law, Divinity, Social Work, Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Within these divisions, students choose from 58 degree programs and 181 majors.

About Harris Search Associates

Harris Search Associates – an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 52 offices in 34 countries worldwide. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

Jeffrey Harris
Managing Partner

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