Upstate Professor Named an Academy Fellow of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Paul Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of clinical laboratory sciences in the College of Health Professions at Upstate Medical University, has been named an Academy Fellow of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). It is the academy’s highest honor.

Johnson is a resident of Fayetteville.

The AACC is an international scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Individuals selected as fellows must be doctoral-level clinical scientists, show consistent publication of their work in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at clinical laboratory science meetings and development of curricula for clinical science-related disciplines.

Johnson joined the Upstate faculty in 2012, where his primary research focus has been on diagnostic utility of concussion injury biomarkers in human subjects with a goal of improving early diagnosis. Other primary research interest includes applied statistics in laboratory medicine with focus on human biological variation of clinical test results.

He has presented his findings at numerous clinical science conferences and his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Clinical Chemistry and PLoS One.

Johnson developed an online training module for clinical biochemists for which he was honored with co-authors on a featured cover story in the December 2018 issue of Clinical Chemistry journal.

He has served as peer-reviewer for several leading journals in laboratory medicine, including Clinical Chemistry, ASCP Lab Medicine, and Clinica Chimica Acta.

Johnson is board-certified as a medical laboratory director by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC).

He earned his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville and an MBA from the University of Illinois.

Photo: Paul Johnson, Ph.D. Behind him is the cover story of the December 2018 issue of Clinical Chemistry that featured his work on the development of an online training model for clinical biochemists.