W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson, MFA, DLS
W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson is Interim Executive Director at Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining PSR in August 2014, he served as Director of Administration for the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as chief administrative officer for the then only museum-based doctoral program in the western hemisphere.
Dr. Johnson received his Doctor of Liberal Studies degree from Georgetown University and is recognized by the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs as the world’s first recipient of a doctoral degree in Liberal Studies. His doctoral dissertation, entitled Shaping Better Physicians?: The Role of the Visual Arts in Medical Education, explores the uncommon juxtaposition of medical science and the visual arts, asserting the value and importance of humanism in medical practice through the integration of visual arts and visual literacy training in medical education to improve physical diagnostic skills. Dr. Johnson received his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Studio Art from The Catholic University of America and is the author of several entries in the New Catholic Encyclopedia supplement on art, music, and literature. Dr. Johnson holds professional certificates in Leadership from Georgetown University and The Catholic University of America. He also holds a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, and a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Building a Diverse Workforce, both from Cornell University.
A native of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, Dr. Johnson and his husband have made their home in Bethesda, Maryland since 1990, where they enjoy regular hikes on the Capital Crescent Trail and along the C&O Canal. A strong advocate for living sustainably, he has not owned a car since 1990, and supports local sustainable farmers. Dr. Johnson is a strong advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice initiatives.