Dr. Amber Johnson

United States

Research Award2022 Escalator Awards

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Amber E. Johnson, MD, MS, MBA, FACC is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a Staff Cardiologist at the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Health System and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Race and Social Problems, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.

She completed her undergraduate degree with honors at the University of Pittsburgh. She then completed her medical degree and masters of business administration at Jefferson Medical College/Widener University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to a year of patient safety and quality improvement training at the Armstrong Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital, she was an internal medicine resident at Johns Hopkins, Bayview in Baltimore, Maryland. She then returned to Pittsburgh for general cardiology fellowship, a research fellowship, and a masters degree in clinical research from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Johnson’s research at the interface of health equity, social determinants of health, and mobile health technology has resulted in numerous publications and federal grant funding. She is the recipient of local and national clinical and research awards and was recently named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health. Dr. Johnson serves on the Black Equity Coalition-Health Equity Working Group and has been committed to addressing racial inequity in cardiovascular care. She enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with family. She is the mother of two daughters, Leilani and Nia.