Micah Johnson, HMS

Micah Johnson, HMS

Micah Johnson is a fourth-year MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School. He grew up in Ohio and graduated from Yale University, where he majored in biochemistry and neuroscience. He then spent two years at the University of Oxford, where he studied philosophy, politics, and economics on a Rhodes Scholarship. He is passionate about using health policy, medicine, and ethics to create a more just society. He worked on economic policy in the Obama White House, mental health policy in Ghana, and helped found a grassroots campaign of medical students to advocate against repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Most recently he worked with a gubernatorial campaign to design a single-payer healthcare plan for the state of Michigan. He is also a writer, with a focus on sharing stories and ideas to move us toward universal healthcare in America. He likes to brew coffee, read novels, run outside, talk philosophy, listen to folk music, and travel with friends.