Doctor Michael P. Johnson, Global Fund Attaché to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Geneva and Deputy Director, Fogarty. Dr. Johnson came to Fogarty from the Office of Global Health Affairs at HHS, where he was liaison to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). His responsibilities included policy, technical and budgetary aspects of HHS involvement in PEPFAR, which currently exceeds one billion dollars.
Prior to joining PEPFAR, Dr. Johnson was the Chief of Party for the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Caribbean Regional Office, co-located with the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre in Port of Spain, Trinidad. During his two-year assignment there, he played a leading role in the establishment of CDC Offices for PEPFAR in Haiti and Guyana, and established partnerships with a number of Caribbean regional organizations.
Dr. Johnson has worked on domestic HIV/AIDS as the Chief Medical Officer and the Director of the Division of Training and Technical Assistance for the Ryan White CARE Act in the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This work included oversight of the national AIDS Education and Training Centers, initiation of the first clinical quality improvement initiative in a national, publicly-funded clinical care program and the development of a variety of technical assistance interventions. He also provided agency representation and leadership in a White House initiative: the Congressional Black Caucus Initiative on AIDS.
As a faculty member in the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, his work was focused in Haiti as In-Country Director for studies on short-course tuberculosis treatment and chemoprophylaxis among HIV-infected persons. While at Johns Hopkins, he received a Fogarty training grant. He applied many aspects of his work in Haiti to domestic programs in the resource-limited, minority neighborhoods of Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Clark University (A.B. 1979), Tufts University School of Medicine (M.D. 1983) and Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (M.P.H. 1991). He is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.