Brian R Johnson

Director Health System Business Development at The Joint Commission

Brian R Johnson, Ph.D. has a diverse work experience spanning various roles and industries. Starting in 2002, they worked as a Scientific Program Specialist at the National Cancer Institute, managing financial reporting and facilitating site visit reviews. In 2005, they joined Cardinal Health as a Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Business Development Manager, where they created a profitability model and led a team to exceed sales goals. From 2007 to 2016, Brian owned and operated Medical Specialists Pharmacy, leading marketing strategies and community engagement initiatives. Since 2016, they have been with the Joint Commission, first as an Associate Director of Hospital Business Development and currently as the Director of Health System Business Development. In these roles, Brian has led cross-functional teams, consulted on integrated care programs, and managed a team to drive growth and deliver a portfolio of solutions. Brian R has consistently achieved sales goals and received recognition for implementing process improvements. Overall, Brian's experience demonstrates their expertise in business development, leadership, and healthcare.

Brian R Johnson, Ph.D. earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biochemistry & Genetic Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Brian R also holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemistry & Biology from Central State University. In addition to their academic achievements, Brian has obtained several certifications, including Advancing DEI in The Joint Commission from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, a Certificate of Completion for Instructor - First Aid/CPR/AED - Adult, Ped & Infant from the American Red Cross, a Change Agent certification from the Joint Commission, a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification from the Joint Commission, and Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences from LinkedIn.


Previous companies

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  • Director Health System Business Development

    April, 2017 - present

  • Associate Director Hospital Business Development

    March, 2016

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