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Caroline Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)



Caroline H. Johnson, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. She graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. Since then she has held postdoctoral and staff appointments at the National Cancer Institute and The Scripps Research Institute.

Dr. Johnson's research uses mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to understand the role of metabolites in human health. Her primary research interest is to investigate the relationship between genetic and environmental influences (diet, hormones and microbiome) in colon cancer. She is also examining exposures during pregnancy.

Education & Training

  • Staff Scientist
    The Scripps Research Institute (2016)
  • Research Fellow
    National Cancer Institute, NIH (2012)
  • PhD
    Imperial College London (2009)
  • MSc
    University College London (2003)
  • BSc (Hon)
    Keele University (2000)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
American Cancer Society Research Scholar GrantAmerican Cancer Society2020
Young Investigator AwardMANA - Metabolomics Association of North America2019
Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer AwardWomen's Health Research at Yale2017

Professional Service

Metabolomics SocietyI am a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Membership Committee, and member of the Conference Committee2018 - Present

Departments & Organizations