Leah Johnson, PhD

Johnson, Leah 2018

Dr. Leah Johnson is currently a Senior Research Chemist in the Engineered Systems (ES) group at RTI International. She has 14 years of experience with advanced materials systems and leads various medical device and drug delivery programs, including subcutaneous drug delivery implants for infectious diseases, controlled-release dental materials, and polymeric implants for islet transplantation. Prior to RTI, she held research positions at Duke University, Pfizer, and Gilead Sciences, and served as a patent analyst at Lathrop & Gage Law Office. Dr. Johnson collaborates with various groups from private industry, academic institutions, and government agencies to develop and ultimately translate advanced material systems to early stage technical products.

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