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Caroline Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)



Caroline H. Johnson, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. She graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. Since then she has held postdoctoral and staff appointments at the National Cancer Institute and The Scripps Research Institute.

Dr. Johnson's research uses mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to understand the role of metabolites in human health. Her primary research interest is to investigate the relationship between genetic and environmental influences (diet, hormones and microbiome) in colon cancer. She is also examining exposures during pregnancy.

Education & Training

  • Staff Scientist
    The Scripps Research Institute (2016)
  • Research Fellow
    National Cancer Institute, NIH (2012)
  • PhD
    Imperial College London (2009)
  • MSc
    University College London (2003)
  • BSc (Hon)
    Keele University (2000)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2023 Women in Science (Womix) mentorship award Metabolomics Association of North America2023
K12 Calabresi Immuno-Onocology Training Program AwardNCI/Yale Cancer Center2021
Career Enhancement Program AwardNCI/Yale Spore in Skin Cancer2020
American Cancer Society Research Scholar GrantAmerican Cancer Society2020
Young Investigator AwardMetabolomics Association of North America2019
Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer AwardWomen's Health Research at Yale2017

Professional Service

Metabolomics Society16th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society Meeting2020
Metabolomics SocietyMember of International Organizing Committee for Annual Conferences2020 - 2021
American Society for Mass SpectrometryAmerican Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual Conference2019
MetabolomicsEditorial Advisory Board2019 - Present
Metabolomics SocietyMember of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Membership Committee, Member of the Conference Committee2018 - Present
“Frontiers in Metabolomics”, Telluride Science Research CenterCo-Organizer2018
Toxicological SciencesEditorial Board2018 - Present
Graduate School Executive CommitteeCommittee Member2016 - 2021

Departments & Organizations