Susan JohnsonMedical University of South Carolina

    Susan Johnson, Ph.D. is the Director of Health Promotion at the Medical University of
    South Carolina. She is also founder and CEO of Vimcity, LLC, a well-being consulting
    firm, S3LF, a community-based worksite well-being app, and co-founder and director of
    the South Carolina Healthy Business Challenge. Prior to joining MUSC, Dr. Johnson
    held faculty appointments at Duke University, Charleston Southern University and the
    Citadel. In her current position, she provides leadership of a comprehensive and
    collaborative approach to promoting health to students, employees, patients, and the
    external community and holds a faculty appointment in the College of Health
    Professions. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North
    Carolina, Charlotte, master’s degree from The Citadel and Ph.D. from the University of
    South Carolina.

    Dr. Johnson has a demonstrated ability to reach across sectors and population groups
    to facilitate coordinated actions among education, industry, and government. Among
    these efforts, her work to advance employee, student, patient, and community well-
    being has been impressive. Her legislative work at both the local and state level paved
    the way for state institutions to develop tobacco-free campuses, helped create a smoke-
    free medical district in Charleston, and guided businesses in South Carolina to create
    healthy workplaces. Through her work with MUSC and the South Carolina Healthy
    Business Challenge she continues to promote healthy environments in all sectors using
    resources that exist in each community.

    Dr. Johnson dedicates her time and talents to community organizations and projects
    related to well-being, sustainability, and conservation. She currently serves on the board
    of trustees for the Bee Cause, the MUSC Arboretum, Lowcountry Land Trust and the
    South Carolina National Heritage Corridor. She also serves as an appointed member of
    Trident Technical College Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts Advisory Board,
    Citadel School of Science and Mathematics Advisory Council, Lowcountry Land Trust
    Business Leadership Council, Carolinas Heat Health Coalition, Sustain SC Corporate
    Membership Network, City of Charleston Wellness Advisory Committee, Town of Mount
    Pleasant Green Commission and SC7 Expedition team.

    Dr. Johnson has conducted numerous presentations and speaking engagements at the
    local, state, and national level. Her work has been recognized through multiple
    prevention awards and publications, including Smoke Free Lowcountry Coalition’s
    Smoke Free Advocate of the Year, Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Influential
    Women in Business and Healthcare Heroes, Prevention Partners Agent of Change and
    the Joseph P. Riley Health & Wellness Award. She is a graduate of the MUSC
    Advanced Leadership Program and the Sustainability Leadership Program, serves on
    the alumni committee for both programs and is a current Sustainability Fellow through
    the Shi Institute at Furman University and Sustain SC.

    Dr. Johnson resides in Mount Pleasant and in her spare time she enjoys running, hiking,
    kayaking and travel, especially to Savannah and Nashville to visit her two daughters in