Dr. James A. Johnson is a medical social scientist and Professor of health administration and international health at the Dow College of Health Professions, Central Michigan University and Adjunct Professor of health policy at Auburn University. He was previously Chairman of the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Johnson teaches courses in health organization development, international health, systems thinking, and community health. His publications include over 100 journal articles and 13 books on a wide range of health care and organizational issues. His latest book, Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives looks at 18 countries in every region of the world. Additionally, he has served as editor of the Journal of Healthcare Management published by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); editor of the Journal of Management Practice; founding editor of the Carolina Health Services and Policy Review, and is a contributing editor for the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. He has served on many national and international advisory boards including the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Diabetes Trust Foundation. Dr Johnson has worked in over 20 countries and has lectured at Oxford University (England); University of Dublin (Ireland); Beijing University (China); and University of Colima (Mexico). He has often been a guest speaker at the Organization Development World Congress and the World Public Health Congress. Dr Johnson works with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Switzerland and ProWorld Service Corps in Belize on service learning projects for students. He completed his masters degree at Auburn University and his Ph.D. at Florida State University.