Senior Investigator Profile

TitleProfessor Dame
First NameAnne
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
DepartmentDepartment of Infection and Population Health
Telephone+44 (0)203-108-2087
InstitutionUniversity College London
NHS TrustCentral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldPublic Health - Epidemiology
Secondary Research FieldInfectious Diseases
BiographyAnne M. Johnson (MD FMedSci FRCP FFPH FRCGP) is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London. She is Chair of the UCL Population Health Domain and of the UCL Grand Challenge for Global Health. From 2002-2010 she was Head of the Department of Primary care and Population Sciences and then Director of the Division of Population Health. After training in medicine in Cambridge and Newcastle, she specialized in Epidemiology and Public Health. She has worked in research in the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections and other infectious diseases for over 20 years. She co-directed the Medical Research Council, UK Centre for Co-ordinating Epidemiological Studies of HIV and AIDS from 1985 until 1999. She was principal investigator on the 1990 first National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal 1990), Natsal 2000 and on MRC/Wellcome Trust funded Natsal 2010. Her current research portfolio includes international HIV cohort studies, behavioural intervention studies and a community study of the epidemiological and immunological determinants of seasonal influenza transmission (MRC Fluwatch). Her studies include collaborations with colleagues in Europe, Africa and China. She has advised a number of national and international bodies. This includes Deputy Chair of the MRC Infection and Immunity Board from 2004-2007, Member of Department of Trade and Industry Expert Advisory Group, Foresight Detection and Identification of Infectious Diseases Project from 2004-2007, Member of the DoH Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance from 2001-2007, Member Working Party on Public Health: Ethical Issues (Nuffield Council for Bioethics) in 2007. She was Chair of the MRC Population Health Sciences Group and member of the MRC Strategy Board 2008-2010. She is a member of the Adaptation Sub-committee of the Committee on Climate Change. In 2011 she was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust. She is a former non-Executive Director of the Whittington NHS Trust. She represents UCL on the Executive Committee of the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

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