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Clarion Johnson


Clarion E Johnson, ‘76 M.D., Council Vice-Chair retired from ExxonMobil as its Global Medical Director. He is presently Co-Chair of the Public Private Partnership at the National Academy of Sciences. He serves as Vice Chair on this Council and is a member of the Yale Healthcare Conference Advisory Board.

He sits on the Boards of the Milbank Memorial Fund, the de Beaumont Foundation, Bon Secours Mercy Hospital System, Arch Diocese of New York’s Care health system and Friends of the National Library of Medicine. In January of 2020 he was honored with a lifetime appointment as a National Associate of the National Research Council.

Clarion is past chair of The Joint Commission’s International and Research Boards, The Virginia Health Care Foundation and City Lights School. He was a HHS secretary appointee to the NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) Advisory Board and the Virginia Governor’s Task Force on Health Reform and co-chair, Insurance Reform. He served as advisor and lecturer in the Harvard Medical School’s Department of continuing education “Global Clinic Course” 2005-2008. In 2013 he received the Presidents Award from the Oil and International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) and Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) for contributions to health and in 2012 he was the recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Award for Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social responsibility. In 2011 he received a medal from the French Army’s Institute De Recherche Biomedical for “Project Tetrapole” a public partnership in malaria research. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and a member of its Board of Trustees, and the Yale School of Medicine. While on active duty in the U.S. Army, he also trained as a microwave researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Occupational Medicine.