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Paula A. Johnson, M.D., MPH

Paula A. Johnson, M.D., MPH

President, Wellesley College

Age 59
Director since 2005

Dr. Johnson has been President of Wellesley College since July 2016. Before joining Wellesley, Dr. Johnson founded and served, beginning in 2002, 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. Dr. Johnson is the recipient of many awards recognizing her contributions to women’s and minority health and is featured as a national leader in medicine by the National Library of Medicine and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.