About Julie A Johnson
Julie Johnson is a dean emeritus at the University of Florida. She recently completed a term as Dean of the UF College of Pharmacy, having served in that role from 2013 to 2022. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the Ohio State University and her Pharm.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacology/ pharmacokinetics at Ohio State.
Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics and implementation of precision medicine approaches into clinical practice. She is an internationally recognized leader in clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenomics and genomic medicine, with over 330 peer reviewed original publications and over $50M in research funding as principal investigator. In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 she was named a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher, indicating she was in the top 1% most highly cited scientists globally in the discipline in previous decade (pharmacology and toxicology 2015-2017 and across disciplines in 2018).
Under her leadership as dean, the UF College of Pharmacy implemented a new Pharm.D. curriculum, its faculty grew by 90%, the U.S. News & World Report ranking rose from #14 to #5, research funding grew 3.8-fold and research funding rankings rose from the high teens to #3, and it had the highest percentage of under-represented minority students among professional degree programs at UF and the top 40 colleges of pharmacy, with the percentage or URM Pharm.D. students doubling in her time as dean.
Dr. Johnson has had numerous service roles, including with the NIH, FDA, CDC, American Heart Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT), for which she served as President in 2016-17. She is currently serving as President-Elect of the Pharmacogenomics Global Research Network, and President of the Academy for Science, Engineering and Medicine – Florida (ASEM-FL). Dr. Johnson has received numerous awards and honors. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and has been the recipient of the Leon I Goldberg Young Investigator Award, Rawls Palmer Progress in Medicine Award and Mentoring Award from the ASCPT, Volwiler Research Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) (2007), the Therapeutic Frontiers Award, and Paul Parker Medal from ACCP, the ACCP-Pharmacology Distinguished Scientist Award, the Luminary Award from the Precision Medicine World Conference, among others. She has also received teaching awards from both the University of Tennessee and the University of Florida.