The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Kimberly Johnson MD

Duke University Medical Center

Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Her research focuses on understanding and eliminating racial disparities in palliative and end-of-life care.  She has published widely and is nationally recognized for her work investigating how cultural beliefs and preferences and organizational practices and policies may influence the use of hospice care by older African Americans.  Dr. Johnson was a recipient of the National Palliative Care Research Center Career Development Award.