Calvin B. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H. Corizon Chief Medical Officer

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., (Jan. 2, 2014)—Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, announces the appointment of Calvin B. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., as its new Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Johnson, who will assume his duties on Monday, Jan. 6, is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for MinSec Companies, a provider of correctional healthcare and other programs, as well as for Temple University Health System. He has served as assistant professor of pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine and has been a practicing pediatrician at Temple University Children’s Medical Center.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Johnson to the Corizon team,” said Corizon CEO Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., M.D., M.B.A. “He brings to the company an extensive medical background, years of public health expertise and an understanding of the corrections industry. These strengths will allow him to hit the ground running, as we continue to grow Corizon into 2014 and beyond.”

In April 2003, Dr. Johnson was appointed as the 24th Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – the youngest person to ever hold that position. Shortly after his appointment, he led Pennsylvania’s successful management of the largest Hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. history. During his five-year tenure, he also successfully implemented significant strategies and programs, including the allocation of more than $350 million to research projects in the fields of vaccine development, regenerative medicine and antibiotic resistance.

As a sought-after public speaker, Dr. Johnson has shared his expertise at local, national and international meetings and seminars, as well as having appeared many times on national and local TV shows, such as Good Morning America, Today, CBS Evening News, CNN and News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

Dr. Johnson earned a degree in chemistry at Morehouse College in Atlanta before earning his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

About Corizon
Corizon provides quality healthcare services at more than 500 correctional facilities across the country, serving approximately 410,000 inmates in 29 states. With its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn., and the operational headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., Corizon is the leading provider of correctional healthcare services in the United States, delivering a wide range of healthcare and pharmacy programs to government agencies for the medical care of inmates. For more information, please visit