Kelly Johnson, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address513 Parnassus Avenue, MSB, #380
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Eastern Virginia Medical School MD, MPH2015
    University of California San FranciscoInternship - Internal Medicine2016
    University of California San FranciscoResidency - Internal Medicine2018
    University of California San Francisco Fellowship - Infectious Diseases 2021
    University of California San Francisco & California Department of Public HealthFellowship - Sexually Transmitted Infections2021
    University of California, San Francisco2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Eastern Virginia Medical School2014Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Eastern Virginia Medical Society2014Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Eastern Virginia Medical School2012Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
    University of Virginia 2007Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

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    I am the Medical Director of the California STI/HIV Prevention Training Center at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the UCSF Division of Infectious Diseases, and a Public Health Medical Officer in the STD Control Branch at the California Department of Public Health. I am board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and attend on the inpatient Infectious Diseases consult service at UCSF. My research and public health interests include HIV/STI prevention and control, and real-world implementation of HIV PrEP.

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    1. Sexual Exposures Associated With Mpox Infection: California, November 2022 to June 2023. J Infect Dis. 2024 Mar 26; 229(Supplement_2):S188-S196. Snyder RE, Saadeh K, Tang EC, Johnson KA, Holland SN, Quint J, Burghardt NO, Chai SJ, Fernando R, Barrera KG, Hernandez C, McManus K, Lorenz K, Maycott J, McGinley J, Lewnard JA. PMID: 37820738; PMCID: PMC10965208.
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    2. Understanding the Impact of Mpox on Sexual Health Clinical Services: A National Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Survey-United States, 2022. Sex Transm Dis. 2024 01 01; 51(1):38-46. Schubert SL, Miele K, Quilter LAS, Agnew-Brune C, Coor A, Kachur R, Lewis F, Ard KL, Wendel K, Anderson T, Nagendra G, Tromble E, National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers. PMID: 37889929.
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    3. Treatment of Mpox with Suspected Tecovirimat Resistance in Immunocompromised Patient, United States, 2022. Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 Dec; 29(12):2520-2523. Contag CA, Mische L, Fong I, Karan A, Vaidya A, McCormick DW, Bower W, Hacker JK, Johnson K, SanJuan P, Crebbin L, Temmins C, Sahni H, Bogler Y, Cooper JD, Narasimhan S. PMID: 37856215; PMCID: PMC10683816.
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    4. Reduced Odds of Mpox-Associated Hospitalization Among Persons Who Received JYNNEOS Vaccine - California, May 2022-May 2023. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2023 09 08; 72(36):992-996. Schildhauer S, Saadeh K, Vance J, Quint J, Salih T, Lo T, Keinde A, Chojolan E, Gotlieb E, Ramos M, Chapman E, Peters P, Watson J, Johnson KA, Tang EC, Jacobson K, Snyder RE. PMID: 37676838; PMCID: PMC10495183.
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    5. Comparing 7-Day Versus 6-8-Day Penicillin Treatment Intervals Among Pregnant People With Syphilis of Late or Unknown Duration: No Difference Found in Incidence of Congenital Syphilis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Jun; 10(6):ofad300. Johnson KA, Burghardt NO, Snyder RE, Plotzker RE, Imp BM, Murphy R, Jacobson K, Tang EC. PMID: 37389226; PMCID: PMC10300633.
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    6. Testing for Mycoplasma genitalium and Using Doxycycline as First-Line Therapy at Initial Presentations for Non-Gonococcal Urethritis (NGU) Correlate With Reductions in Persistent NGU. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 05 03; 76(9):1674-1677. Johnson KA, Sankaran M, Kohn RP, Bacon O, Cohen SE. PMID: 36575605.
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    7. Urine Tenofovir Levels Strongly Correlate With Virologic Suppression in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus on Tenofovir Alafenamide-Based Antiretroviral Therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 03 04; 76(5):930-933. Johnson KA, Okochi H, Arreguin M, Watabe J, Glidden DV, Chattopadhyay A, Imbert E, Hickey MD, Gandhi M, Spinelli M. PMID: 36253952; PMCID: PMC10226738.
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    8. Disseminated Gonococcal Infections-Lessons Learned From an Ongoing California Public Health Investigation. Sex Transm Dis. 2023 06 01; 50(6):359-362. Johnson KA, Tang EC, Alvarado L, Hernandez CL, Fernando R, Burghardt NO, Snyder RE, Salas KL, Franco R, Marston M, Martinez A, Jacobson K. PMID: 36735912.
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    9. Characterizing the Rise of Disseminated Gonococcal Infections in California, July 2020-July 2021. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 01 13; 76(2):194-200. Tang EC, Johnson KA, Alvarado L, Burghardt NO, Hernandez C, Lopez E, Jenkins-Barnes T, Hughes B, Salas KL, Jacobson KR. PMID: 36189949.
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    10. Texting Lost-to-follow-up PrEP Patients from a San Francisco Sexual Health Clinic. Prev Sci. 2022 11; 23(8):1448-1456. Johnson KA, Levy M, Brosnan H, Kohn RP, Cohen SE. PMID: 35841493; PMCID: PMC9287824.
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    11. Geospatial Social Determinants of Health Correlate with Disparities in Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis Cases in California. Pathogens. 2022 May 06; 11(5). Johnson KA, Snyder RE, Tang EC, de Guzman NS, Plotzker RE, Murphy R, Jacobson K. PMID: 35631068; PMCID: PMC9146036.
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    12. Concurrent COVID-19 and Acute HIV: A Case Report and Diagnostic Review. Case Rep Med. 2021; 2021:2653678. Johnson KA, Graglia S, Lynch ED, De Mesa J, Antunez E, Torres S, Coffey S, Cohen SE. PMID: 34824585; PMCID: PMC8610722.
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    13. Brief Report: No Difference in Urine Tenofovir Levels in Patients Living With HIV on Unboosted Versus Dose-Adjusted Boosted Tenofovir Alafenamide. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 09 01; 88(1):57-60. Johnson KA, Okochi H, Glidden DV, Gandhi M, Spinelli M. PMID: 33990489; PMCID: PMC8373700.
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    14. Measuring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexually Transmitted Diseases Public Health Surveillance and Program Operations in the State of California. Sex Transm Dis. 2021 08 01; 48(8):606-613. Johnson KA, Burghardt NO, Tang EC, Long P, Plotzker R, Gilson D, Murphy R, Jacobson K. PMID: 33859146.
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    15. Acute HIV at the Time of Initiation of Pre-exposure or Post-exposure Prophylaxis: Impact on Drug Resistance and Clinical Outcomes. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 06 01; 87(2):818-825. Johnson KA, Chen MJ, Kohn R, Sachdev D, Bacon O, Lee S, Cohen SE. PMID: 33512849.
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    16. Lower Urine Tenofovir Concentrations Among Individuals Taking Tenofovir Alafenamide Versus Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate: Implications for Point-of-Care Testing. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jul; 8(7):ofab200. Johnson KA, Niu X, Glidden DV, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Yager J, MaWhinney S, Morrow M, Okochi H, Cressey TR, Drain PK, Gandhi M, Anderson PL, Spinelli MA. PMID: 34285929; PMCID: PMC8286091.
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    17. HIV Seroconversion in the Era of Pharmacologic Prevention: A Case-Control Study at a San Francisco STD Clinic. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 10 01; 82(2):159-165. Johnson KA, Hessol NA, Kohn R, Nguyen TQ, Mara ES, Hsu L, Scheer S, Cohen SE. PMID: 31192823.
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    18. Clinical Features of Neutrophilic Dermatosis Variants Resembling Necrotizing Fasciitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 01 01; 155(1):79-84. Sanchez IM, Lowenstein S, Johnson KA, Babik J, Haag C, Keller JJ, Ortega-Loayza AG, Cohen J, McCalmont TH, Demer AM, Mansh MD, Hylwa SA, Liu J, Shinkai K. PMID: 30383110; PMCID: PMC6439570.
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    19. The Importance of Independent Evaluation. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 09 01; 177(9):1343. Johnson KA, Ross JS. PMID: 28759680.
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    20. Pediatric resident perceptions of public health education: learner-based insights into curriculum design and implementation. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6):558-63. Johnson KA, Ferguson KP, Sriraman NK, Mukherjee P, Gowen CW. PMID: 23877035.
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    21. Aligning federal efforts in emergency care: surveying the existing landscape. Georgetown Public Policy Review. 2010; 1(15):317-320. Johnson KA, Handrigan MT, Roszak A.
    22. Toward radiological preparedness. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Jun; 3(2):71. Johnson KA, Coleman N. PMID: 19491598.
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    23. Annals of Emergency Medicine. Accountability, transparency, and interoperability: developing a database of federal efforts in emergency medical care. 2009; 3(54):S63-4. Johnson KA, Handrigan MT.
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