A leading neuroscientist and drug and alcohol addiction specialist, Bankole Johnson is a respected global authority in both psychiatry, substance use, psychopharmacology, and neuroscience. His considerable education and expertise dates to the 1970s, when he received his first general studies diplomas. Bankole Johnson is a nationally recognized forensic expert for opiate addiction, alcohol addiction, medical malpractice, negligence, opiate addiction, capital cases, brain injury, psychopharmacology, and pain.
In subsequent years, he earned his Medicinae Baccalaureum et Chirurgiae Baccalaureum (an M.D. equivalent) from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Bankole Johnson also received his UK Board Certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, his Master of Science in Neuropsychiatry at the University of London, his Ph.D. in Biomedical Studies from Oxford University and the University of Glasgow, and his Doctor of Science degree, also from the University of Glasgow.
In addition to these qualifications, Bankole Johnson has also received United States certifications from both the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His resume includes postgraduate studies and training in a range of psychiatric specialties.
Bankole Johnson also served on the Governor's Emergency Task force to combat opiate addiction, and was pivotal in developing the clinical aspects to the emergency response, and the organization and planning of existing and new facilities.
Today, Bankole Johnson is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician throughout both Europe and the United States. He serves as a respected collegiate authority in his field at a leading university in the United States. Professor Johnson is the Chairman of Psychiatry in a leading university on the East Coast of the USA, where he also directs its collaborative brain sciences unit. At the same institution, he also is a professor of pharmacology, anatomy and neurobiology, and neurology. Johnson is a member of the Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.
Along the way, Bankole Johnson has also been the recipient of numerous high-profile awards in his fields and industries of specialty. In 2001, he received the Dan Anderson Research Award for his research contributions focused on “the scientific knowledge of addiction recovery.” He won the 2002 Distinguished Senior Scholar of Distinction Award from the National Medical Association and a 2006 Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American Psychiatric Association.
In 2009, the APA honored Bankole Johnson again, this time with the Solomon Center Fuller Award. The honor recognizes pioneering research that has benefited the quality of life for African-Americans. Also, in 2013, the U.S. National Institutes of Health honored Bankole Johnson with the Jack Mendelson Award, an award given annually to a researcher who has made substantial contributions to the understanding of alcohol addiction, treatment, recovery, and prevention. In 2019, he won the prestigious R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In addition to these honors, Bankole Johnson is an inductee into the Texas Hall of Fame and a fellow in many highly selective industry associations.
- Addiction Medicine
- Brain Injury
- Compulsive Gambling
- Health/Medical/Disability Insurance
- Medical Insurance
- Medical Malpractice
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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