Dr. Allan Johnson is Associate Dean of the Division of Allied Health Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University, and a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. He holds a B.Sc. degree (First Class Honors) in Chemistry from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in International Nutrition from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He has received competitive research grants from the Howard University Research and Development Program, the Howard University Faculty Research Support Program, the Howard University Faculty Research Program in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include factors related to ethnic/racial disparities in overweight/obesity and cardiovascular diseases.