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Anne Johnson

Anne M. Johnson, MD, FMedSci, FRCP, FFPH, FRCGP, is a professor of infectious disease epidemiology and head of the Division of Population Health at University College London (UCL). She is co-director of UCL's Institute for Global Health. She has worked in research in the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections and other infectious diseases for over 20 years. She co-directed the Medical Research Council, UK Centre for Co-ordinating Epidemiological Studies of HIV and AIDS from 1985 until 1999. In 1990, she was principal investigator on the first Wellcome Trust-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL 1990) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) NATSAL 2000. Her current research portfolio includes international HIV cohort studies, behavioral intervention studies, and a community study of the epidemiological and immunological determinants of seasonal influenza transmission (MRC Fluwatch). Dr. Johnson has advised a number of national and international bodies, including positions as the deputy chair of the MRC Infection and Immunity Board from 2004 to 2007; as a member of Department of Trade and Industry Expert Advisory Group, Foresight Detection and Identification of Infectious Diseases Project from 2004 to 2007; a member of the Department of Health Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance from 2001 to 2007; and a member of the Working Party on Public Health: Ethical Issues (Nuffield Council for Bioethics) in 2007. She sits on the board of the International Society of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR). Dr. Johnson is a non-executive director of the Whittington NHS Trust. She received her doctor of medicine from Cambridge and Newcastle, and specialized in epidemiology and public health.

Interview date

2010-01

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