Kimberly S. Johnson: Creating Communities to Address Health Disparities

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REACH Equity Director Kimberly Johnson, MD (at center) with her team. (January 2020)
Kimberly Johnson
Kimberly Johnson, MD

Community has always been central in the life of Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, associate professor of medicine (Geriatrics) and director of the Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity—also known as the REACH Equity Center.

Johnson grew up in tiny Winstonville, Mississippi, just outside Mound Bayou, a town founded by former slaves in 1887. She was aware that barriers to her success existed in the larger world, yet inside her all-black community, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, the sky was the limit.

Magnify logo“Probably more than anything else, I’m a product of my community,” she says. CONTINUE READING IN MAGNIFY