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Laura Lee Johnson, Ph.D.

Laura Lee Johnson, Ph.D.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Suite 401, MSC 5475
Bethesda, MD 20892-5475 (For FedEx, etc., use 20817)



Dr. Laura Lee Johnson joined NCCAM as a statistician in 2004.  She assists in the oversight of NCCAM’s clinical studies portfolio by providing guidance on design, implementation, and analysis of research studies.  Her statistical research interests include analysis techniques for longitudinal quality of life data in end-of-life patient populations, study designs and analysis methods for dosing studies, and studies with multiple interventions and outcomes.

Dr. Johnson is co-director of the NIH Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course and an NIH coordinator for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Research Design committee.  She serves on the NIH-FDA Interagency Clinical Outcome Assessments Working Group and is a science officer for two NIH Common Fund programs: PROMIS, the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System; and the Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory.

Dr. Johnson received her B.A. in mathematics from the University of Virginia and earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Washington.  She completed a traineeship in Health Services Research and Development at the Department of Veterans Affairs and was a research fellow at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute.