Abbey Johnson is the Associate Director of Programs at the de Beaumont Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, she was a policy analyst in the Opioid Response Coordinating Unit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she facilitated the management of cross-agency opioid overdose prevention projects totaling $40 million; and worked with programs and partners for information sharing and networking. Previously at CDC, Abbey supported policy and legislative affairs, budget formulation, partnership development, and strategic planning for CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
In 2012 she became a Public Health Prevention Service Fellow at CDC, where she completed a two-year field assignment with the Chronic Disease Prevention Program at the Richmond City Health District in Richmond, Va. While in Richmond, Abbey oversaw strategic partnerships and initiatives focused on healthy eating, active living, and obesity prevention.
Prior to joining CDC, Abbey worked as a research assistant at Magee-Womens Hospital and as an evaluation consultant for the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.
She is committed to working with cross-sector partners to create thriving communities. In 2018, she received the Health and Human Service Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Service for her contribution to the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative team. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a graduate of the 2019 GeorgiaForward Young Gamechangers Program.
In her free time, Abbey enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, running, and traveling.