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Paula Johnson


Dr. Paula A. Johnson is a cardiologist, the Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and Chief of the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. At Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Johnson has built the leading program in women's health in the United States. Dr. Johnson is a clinical epidemiologist and is recognized as an international expert in the area of defining and understanding the quality of cardiology care for women and minorities. She founded the Center for Cardiovascular Disease in Women at Brigham and Women's Hospital that is dedicated to developing new sex- and gender-specific strategies for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of coronary heart disease in women. Dr. Johnson is the recipient of many awards recognizing her contributions in women's and minority health and is featured as a national leader in medicine by the National Library of Medicine. The Mayor of the City of Boston appointed Dr. Johnson as a Commissioner and Chair of the Board of the Boston Public Health Commission in 2007.