Nia Johnson

Nia Johnson

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G3, Political Analysis)

Nia Johnson received her BA from Oakwood University. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 2019. Nia is currently the Founder and CEO of the Mazingira Bioethics Group, LLC – a bioethics consulting company that focuses on clinical ethics mediation, minority health, and general bioethics. Previously, she ran and founded The Neighborhood Bioethicist - a bioethics blog geared towards millennials and Black Americans. She has completed internships in academic and community hospitals and has also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Law and Medicine from 2018 to 2019. She is also a member of the Emerson Collective’s Recover and Renew Cohort of Fellow, working on topics of equity, environmental racism, and Covid-19 recovery. Her research interests include causes of mistrust in medicine in the black diaspora, opinion research, and examining bioethics through the black gaze. During the summer of 2020 she worked on multiple projects regarding the impact of COVID-19 and policing on Black American communities. She is currently a research assistant for Robert Blendon and Ben Sommers.

 

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