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Rhonda Moore Johnson is the medical director of Health Equity & Quality Services at Highmark Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh. Johnson leads Highmark’s efforts to reduce racial and ethnic health care disparities among Highmark members through clinical interventions and improvements in health literacy and health-plan cultural competency.


Johnson has worked in the managed care industry for over 14 years, prior to which she practiced pediatrics and adolescent medicine in a variety of public and private settings.

Johnson currently serves on the National Advisory Group to the National Conference Series on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations, the National Advisory Group to the Center for Health Care Strategies and the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality program.

She is certified in Health Care Quality Management by the American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. In addition, Johnson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Institute for Healthcare Quality.

She previously served as a senior medical consultant for two national quality improvement initiatives by the Center for Health Care Strategies, including Improving Health Care Quality for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations (2006) and Improving Managed Care for Children with Special Needs (2004).

Johnson earned her A.B. degree from Harvard University, her M.P.H. from Ohio State University and her M.D. at the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine.

She was named one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence in September 2008.

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