Courtney M. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. 2015-2017

Immediate Past National President
Student National Medical Association
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Courtney M. Johnson is an M.D./Ph.D. candidate at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She graduated magna cum laude from Tougaloo College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. While at Tougaloo, she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship and named a Jackson Heart Study Scholar. She recently defended her doctoral dissertation on the topic of Integrin Crosstalk Regulation of Human Neutrophils to fungal Beta-glucan in the Pathobiology graduate program of Brown University under the mentorship of Dr. Jonathan Reichner in the Surgical Research Department of Rhode Island Hospital. Having completed her Ph.D., she will return to medical school in the spring to complete her clinical training. During her graduate studies, she was named a 2013 UNCF/MERCK Graduate Science Research Fellow and received the Graduate Dissertation Fellowship Award. She also has been awarded the 2013 National Medical Association Council on the Concerns of Women Physicians Student Award given in honor of a female student physician excelling in research and advocacy. She serves on numerous boards and committees including the Cobb/ NMA Health Institute Board of Directors, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Student National Medical Association Board of Directors as the Immediate Past National President. As an aspiring tumor immunologist, she plans to serve her community as a physician researcher.



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