Dana Johnson, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Divisions of Neonatology and Global Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Pediatrics and member of the Divisions of Neonatology and Global Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where Dr. Johnson co-founded the International Adoption Program in 1986. His research interests include the effects of early institutionalization on growth and development and the outcomes of internationally adopted children. He has authored numerous scholarly works including co-editing Adoption Medicine published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has received the Distinguished Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Joint Council for International Children’s Services, the Friend of Children Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children and the Harry Holt Award from Holt International. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of National Council for Adoption, he serves on the Board of Directors of Half The Sky Foundation and SPOON Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the Both Ends Burning Campaign. Dr. Johnson has two birth daughters and an adopted son from India, two birth daughters and three stepdaughters.