Tiffani Johnson MD, MSc

Faculty Scholar

Tiffani Johnson is a faculty scholar at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a former assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at CHOP.

Dr. Johnson is an expert in pediatric emergency care and ethnic health care disparities and helped to build the foundation of PolicyLab’s Health Equity Portfolio. Her research, focused on investigating disparities in the emergency department and pre-hospital settings, reflects her commitment to improving the quality of care for underserved children. In her capacity as a faculty scholar, Dr. Johnson is working on a research project with Dr. Marsha Gerdes related to implicit bias training for early childhood educators. 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.  

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, D.C. 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.