Tiffani Johnson MD, MSc

Faculty Member

Tiffani Johnson is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at CHOP and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of CHOP’s Center for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Disparities Research.

Dr. Johnson is an expert in pediatric emergency care and ethnic healthcare disparities. Her research portfolio reflects her commitment to improving the quality of care for underserved children. She has investigated disparities in the emergency department and pre-hospital setting, and is studying provider subconscious racial bias. Dr. Johnson’s long-term research goal is to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric emergency care through sequential phases of research that involve identifying and exploring the root causes of disparities, and developing and implementing interventions to reduce disparities. Her current interdisciplinary research program is focused on disparities in the care and outcomes of injured children and is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. In addition to her research, Dr. Johnson is also involved in supporting the recruitment, retention, and professional development of minority faculty and staff as Faculty Advisor for the Penn-CHOP Alliance for Minority Physicians.

Dr. Johnson earned her medical degree from Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her Pediatric Residency in 2009 in the Community Health Track at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Upon completion of residency, she spent one year working as a fellow for the Emergency Medical Services for Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Johnson completed her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2013. During this time, she was also a scholar in the Research and Development-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute’s (RUPHI) T32 research training program, and earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Research with a specialization in Health Services Research. The RUPHI program is a unique two-year post-doctoral fellowship opportunity open to individuals seeking to pursue careers in health services research and/or health policy. The Program is sponsored by the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI), supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and housed jointly within the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Health Care and RAND Health in Pittsburgh.