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Raymond Johnson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Director ID/Rheum Research Conference, Internal Medicine

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Raymond Johnson, MD, PhD

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I received my M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). My Ph.D. was from the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology on the pathogenesis of Herpes simplex virus; followed by medical residency and Infectious Diseases training was at Washington University in St. Louis where I was a Howard Hughes Research Fellow. I joined the Indiana University faculty in 2001 to work on Chlamydia pathogenesis, which remains my research focus to the present day.

Education & Training

  • Internal Medicine residency
    Washington University (2015)
  • Infectious Diseases fellowship
    Washington University (2000)
  • MD
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1992)
  • PhD
    University of Chicago (1989)
  • BA
    Lawrence University, Chemistry Interdisciplinary (1984)


  • Research
    New Haven, CT, United States 2015
    Chlamydia pathogenesis

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Howard Hughes FellowshipHoward Hughes1997
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society1992
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1984

Professional Service

NIH/NIAID: Infectious Dieases and Microbiology Fellowship Review PanelAd-hoc reviewer2021
NIH/NIAID/IHDFeb & June & October2019 - Present
NIH/NIAID: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Fellowship Review PanelAd-hoc reviewer2017 - 2018
Chlamydia Basic Research Society: Scientific Program Committee for the 8th biennial meetingCreated the scientific program for the meeting; speakers etc2017
Yale University School of Medicine MD PhD Faculty CommitteeMember2016 - 2021
Plos Neglected Tropical DiseasesReviewer2016 - 2017
Pathogens and DiseaseReviewer2015 - 2019
NIH/NIAID: Ehrlichia P01Ad-hoc reviewer2015 - 2017
NIH/NIAID: Innate/Adaptive Immunology and Vaccine DevelopmentAd-hoc reviewer2015
NIH: Transformative Research AwardAd-hoc reviewer2014
HIV Clinical TrialsReviewer2014
Chlamydia Basic Research SocietySession co-chair: Innate Immunity session of the 6th Biennial Meeting2013
Plos PathogensReviewer2013
Plos OneReviewer2012 - 2013
The Journal of ImmunologyReviewer2012
Journal of Infectious DiseasesReviewer2012
Chlamydia Basic Research SocietySession Co-chair: Innate Immunity session of the 5th Biennial Meeting2011
FEMS Immunology and Medical MicrobiologyReviewer2011
Journal of Medical MicrobiologyReviewer2010 - 2012
Commissioner of Youth Baseball LeagueDirector2010 - 2011
Clinical Infectious DiseasesReviewer2009 - 2012
Infection and ImmunityReviewer2007 - 2017
American Liver Foundation- Indiana Chapter, American Liver FoundationBoard Member2007 - 2008
American Journal of the Medical SciencesReviewer2007
Microbes and InfectionReviewer2007
Journal of InfectionReviewer2007
American Heart AssociationMember2005 - 2006
Youth Baseball CoachVolunteer2004 - 2011
Chlamydia Basic Research SocietySession Co-chair: Immunopathogenesis II session of the 4th Biennial Meeting2004
Current MicrobiologyReviewer2004
College mentors for KidsBoard Member2003 - 2005
Community Action Board- HIV advocacy boardBoard Member2001 - 2005

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