Jennifer Johnson earned her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Queen’s University and then went on to obtain her medical degree from McMaster University. Her postgraduate studies in Family Medicine were completed at the University of Calgary where she obtained her Certification in Family Practice (CCFP).
In addition to caring for her family practice, Jennifer has assisted in the operating room (when on call) and treated inpatients at the Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) in Midland for the past 27 years. She also worked regular ER shifts at GBGH up until 2018. Jennifer’s interest in primary care clinical research led her to enroll in the Master of Clinical Science program in family medicine as a part time student at Western University in 2015. She completed this Master’s degree in 2020. Her ongoing research is inspired not only by the challenges patients face in obtaining healthcare, but also by the challenges healthcare providers face in delivering it. She is interested in all health care systems including hospitals and motivated to help understand, support and improve these important services.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys kayaking, cycling, skiing and time with her husband, three children, and two dogs.