Lane P. Johnson, MD, MPH

Professor, Family and Community Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Professor, Public Health

Dr. Lane P. Johnson is director of the MD-MPH Dual-Degree Program and a mentor in the medical student Societies Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. He is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine with a joint appointment in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He is board-certified in family medicine. He is clinically active in family medicine at Banner – University Medical Center South. Areas of special interest and research include public health, clinical prevention, medical education, rural health and alternative therapies. His practice has included the use of herbal treatments and acupuncture. He authored a book about herbs for clinicians in 2001, Pocket Guide to Herbal Remedies, and received a Health Education Multi-Media Yearly (HEMMY) award in 2005 for his work with herbs used by Hispanic women with diabetes. After a year at the Campus Health Center at the University of Michigan, he returned to southern Arizona, where for six years he was medical director (and for a while the only physician) for United Community Health Center, a consortium of clinics in rural Southern Arizona. He was a physician and medical director at Broadway Family Health Center, then a UA Family Medicine Clinic.

Research Interests: 

Clinical leadership/clinical quality/administration Health disparities Medical student/resident education Public health/public policy

  • MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1983
Honors and Awards
  • Faculty Service Award, Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) Program, 2006
  • Health Education (“HEMMY”) Award, Arizona Public Health Association, 2005
  • Convocation Speaker, UA College of Medicine, 2005
  • White Coat Ceremony Keynote Speaker, UA College of Medicine, 1999
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences, Family Medicine
  • Campus Health Center, University of Michigan
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine