Another Historic First
Dr. Paula A. Johnson Inaugurated as 14th President of Wellesley College
On Friday, September 29, Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, was inaugurated as the 14th president and the first African-American president of Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Among those speaking at the inauguration ceremony were US Senator Elizabeth Warren; Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust; Smith College President Kathleen McCartney; and Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, senior scientist emerita and founding director at the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Go here to see the Wellesley College Inauguration page and photos.
Before coming to Wellesley, Johnson founded and served as the executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Johnson attended Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, and received her MD and MPH degrees from Harvard. She trained in internal and cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Paula A. Johnson is a member of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), and has chaired ABC scientific meetings, served as faculty for ABC educational programs and served on the CVD in Women committee. The ABC extends warmest congratulations to Dr. Johnson!