CDR Anthony L. Johnson, PhD
CDR Anthony L. Johnson, PhD is a senior officer with the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS). Dr. Johnson has over 25 years of career experience within healthcare administration, policy and governance, behavioral science, budget, contract and financial management, international auditing, organizational leadership, and staff development. Additionally, in the behavioral health field his experience expands as a clinician, researcher, community advocate, published author, and professor.
Dr. Johnson served diligently on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers – Arizona Chapter from 2015 – 2016. He was awarded the Arizona State University Center for Allied Behavioral Health Policy 2016 National Cultural Heritage Excellence Award. Within the USPHS, he has served on several deployment missions including the Great Plains Native American Mission, the Hurricanes Irma and Maria Response to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and numerous Department of Homeland Security mission critical patient care deployments. Dr. Johnson is deeply committed to the Commissioned Corps and serves as a Training Advisor and Lead Faculty for the Commissioned Officer Training Academy (COTA) on Cultural Awareness and as a Senior Policy Advisor of the Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee. He frequently presents at forums and in community and academic institutions in program areas including ethics, patient advocacy, crisis response, clinical methodology, integrated care, trauma-informed intervention, cultural awareness and community development. He is a trailblazer in culturally oriented program development, education, crisis response and integrated care centered to address disparities and to enhance life and livelihood for diverse and under-represented communities.