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Paula A. Johnson, M.D., MPH

Paula A. Johnson, M.D., MPH

President, Wellesley College

Age 58
Director since 2005

Dr. Johnson has been President of Wellesley College since July 2016. Before joining Wellesley, Dr. Johnson founded and served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, as well as Chief of the Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A cardiologist, Dr. Johnson was the Grace A. Young Family Professor of Medicine in the Field of Women’s Health—an endowed professorship named in honor of her mother—at Harvard Medical School. She was also Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.