Dr. Kevin Johnson, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Pediatrics, and Chief Academic Office of the Vanderbilt Informatics Center, is the author of over 100 papers and abstracts relating to the use of health information technology to improve health care, especially in children. He has participated in numerous Study Sections, and has served on a NIH Advisory Council. His knowledge about health information technology and patient safety has led to a recent election into the Institute of Medicine. He has held numerous leadership positions within AMIA (biomedical informatics professional society) and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has mentored over 50 learners, in addition to teaching in pediatrics as a ward attending, clinic preceptor and educator. Dr. Johnson was elected into Vanderbilt’s Academy for Excellence in Teaching.