Fred Johnson, MBA

fred johnson bio
Vice Chief, Clinical Services

Fred Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University serves as Vice Chief of Division of Community Health. Prior to joining Duke in 2003, he had three successful careers; Community organizer trained in the Saul Alinsky neighborhood model; Regional Economic Development - an innovative asset base industrial development model; and aging services in Wake County NC.  He can walk into any bank in America and see on the wall, his first national issue campaign with NPA (National People’s Action): Banks are required by federal statute to post its CRA plan in each bank lobby.  His exposure to Men’s and Woman’s tailored fashion industry is a result of his statewide organizing campaign in 1984 and 85 to require all Massachusetts companies with 100 or more employees to give “Advance notice of a plant closing”. That campaign launched Governor Dukakis’s innovative industrial development plan and run for the Presidency.  Currently, his primary interest returns him to my roots in organizing and asset base economic development designing and implementing backbone enterprise to serve socially vulnerable communities. This work compliments Division of Community Health’s emphasis on Place, Equity, Resilience and Democracy.