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Dana Johnson, MD, PHD

Professor of Pediatrics, Divisions of Neonatology and Global Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Dr. Dana Johnson is a Professor of Pediatrics and member of the Divisions of Neonatology and Global Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he 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. Dr. Johnson 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 Boards of OneSky, SPOON, and Both Ends Believing. Dr. Johnson has two birth daughters, an adopted son from India, and three stepdaughters.

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