Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Program Specialist

Mr. Johnson joined the ODP in 2016 and is responsible for advancing a variety of administrative initiatives, providing support for program activities, and developing new ODP administrative policies. He also serves as the primary liaison to the NIH Office of Administrative Management and Communications regarding a number of high-level administrative issues.

Mr. Johnson began his career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010 as an Emerging Leader Fellow, working in the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry within the National Center for Environmental Health, Office of the Director as a Management and Program Analyst. After six months, Mr. Johnson worked directly for the Capacity Building Branch (CBB) Chief as part of a detail to the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention to create and present an assessment of eight organizations serving African American gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), focusing on capacity around organizational development, policy, grant writing, staffing, and funding. Shortly after his detail, he was afforded the opportunity to stay with CBB, and has been a member of both the Partnerships and Science Application Teams. Mr. Johnson worked in CBB’s Office of the Chief and was the primary point of contact for CBB’s intramural budget, extramural programs database, travel budget, and other operational systems. He also served as Vice President for Professional Development of the Young Professionals Network.

Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College and a Master of Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University. He spends his leisure time reading, watching national news, enjoying outdoor activities, and traveling.