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Robert L. Johnson, F.A.A.P., M.D.

Clinical Office

Doctor's Office Center (DOC)
90 Bergen Street Room 4300
Newark, NJ 07101
Email: Admin Pamela Daniels
Hours: Friday 11am -5 pm Saturday 8am-12 noon
Phone: (973) 972-2100

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Clinical Info

Medical Expertise

Adolescent and Young Adult physical and mental health, Sexuality and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Violence, Delinquency, Substance Abuse


Hospital Affiliation

University Hospital, Newark


Insurance Participation

Insurance Participation: with Provider Number ( where applicable ) The information below is subject to change and should not be relied upon until after it is verified with the insurance company. In addition, psychiatric providers should be contacted directly for information on their participation with managed care and insurance companies.

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Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP is The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean, Professor
of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the
New Jersey Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His
clinical expertise and research focuses on adolescent physical and mental health,
adolescent HIV, adolescent violence, adolescent sexuality and family strengthening. He
Chairs the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood Borne
Pathogens, the Newark Ryan White Planning Council, and the Board of Deacons at Union
Baptist Church in Orange, N.J. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a
member of the Board of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the
National Academies of Science. He has previously been the President of the New Jersey
Board of Medical Examiners, the Chair of the US Department of Health and Human Services’
Council on Graduate Medical Education, a member of the National Council of the National
Institute of Mental Health, member of the NIH AIDS Research Council and Member, Institute
of Medicine, Health Care Services Board.
Dr. Johnson received his BA from Alfred University in 1968 and his MD from New Jersey
Medical School in 1972.



M.D., 1972, CMDNJ New Jersey Medical School


Licensure & Certification

Medical Licensure
New Jersey


Curriculum Vitae

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Relevant Publications:

Chin, H., Sipe, T., Beeker, C., Elder, R., Mercer, S., Wethington, H., Kirby, D., Elliston, D., Griffith, M., Chuke, S., Matthew, A., Briss, S., Ericksen, I., Galbraith, J., Herbst, Johnson, R., J., Kraft, J., Noar, S., Romero, L., Ruedt, D., Santelli, J., The Task Force on Community Preventive Services The Effectiveness of Comprehensive Risk Reduction and Abstinence Education Interventions to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Adolescent Pregnancy, HIV and STIs: Two Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (In Press 2010)
Barri Burrus, PhD; Kimberly D. Leeks, PhD ; MPH, Theresa Ann Sipe, PhD; MPH; Suzanne Dolina, MPH; Robin Soler, PhD; Randy Elder, PhD; Robert Johnson, MD, FAAP, Task Force on Community Preventive Services, Lisa Barrios, DrPH, Arlene Greenspan, DrPH, Dan Fishbein, MD, Peter Briss, MD, MPH, Mary Lou Lindegren, MD, Angeli Achrekar, MPH, and Patricia Dittus, PhD Effectiveness of Person-to-Person Interventions Targeted to Parents and Other Caregivers Improve Adolescent Health (In Press 2010)
Wethington HR, Hahn RA, Fuqua-Whitley DS, Sipe TA, Crosby AE, Johnson RL, Liberman AM, Moscicki E, Price LN, Tuma FK, Kalra G, Chattopadhyay SK; Task Force on Community Preventive Services The effectiveness of interventions to reduce psychological harm from traumatic events among children and adolescents: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Sep;35(3):287-313. Review.
Hahn R, McGowan, A, Liberman A, Crosby A, Fullilove M, Johnson RL, Moscicki E, Price L, Snyder S, Tuma F, Lowy J, Briss P, Cory S, Stone G, Effects on Violence of Laws and Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Youth from the Juvenile to the Adult Justice System A Report on Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. MMWR August 2007;56
McGowan A, Hahn R, Liberman A, Crosby A, Fullilove M, Johnson RL, Moscicki E, Price L, Snyder S, Tuma F, Lowy J, Briss P, Cory S, Stone G (Task Force on Community Preventive Services)Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Programs to Prevent Violent and Aggressive Behavior: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2007;33(2S)
. McGowan A, Hahn R, Liberman A, Crosby A, Fullilove M, Johnson RL, Moscicki E, Price L, Snyder S, Tuma F, Lowy J, Briss P, Cory S, Stone G (Task Force on Community Preventive Services). Effects of Violence of Laws and Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Juveniles from the Juvenile Justice System to the Adult Justice System: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2007 April; Volume 32, Issue 4S: 7-28.
Herbst JH, Beeker C, Mathew A, McNally T, Passin WF, Kay LS, Crepaz N, Lyles CM, Briss P, Chattopadhyay S, Johnson RL, Task Force on Community Preventive Services. The Effectiveness of Industrial-, Group-, and Community-level HIV Behavioral Risk-Reduction Interventions for Adult Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2007 Apr; 32(4 Suppl): S38 – 67.
Johnson RL, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) State-of-the-Science Conference on Prevention Violence and Related Health-Risking Social Behaviors in Adolescents – a commentary. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 2006 Aug; 34(4): 471-4.
Hillary B, Reisine S, Johnson RL. Role of African-American Fathers in Child-Rearing and Oral Health Practices in an Inner City Environment – A Brief Communication. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2006; 66(2): 138 - 143.
Evans DL, Charney DS, Lewis L, Golden RN, Gorman JM, Krishan KR, Nemeroff CB, Bremner JD, Carney RM, Coyne JC, Delong MR, Frasure-Smith N, Glassman AH, Gold PW, Grant I, Gwyther L, Ironson G, Johnson RL, Kanner AM, Katon WJ, Kaufman PG, Keefe FJ, Ketter T, Laughren TP, Leserman J, Lyketsos CG, McDonald WM, McEwen BS, Miller AH, Musselman D, O’Connor C, Petitto JM, Pollock BG, Robinson RG, Roose SP, Rowland J, Sheline Y, Sheps DS, Simon G, Spiegel D, Stunkard A, Sunderland T, Tibbits P Jr, Valvo WJ. Mood disorders in the medically ill: scientific review and recommendations. Biological Psychiatry 2005 Aug 1; 58(3): 175-89.




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