Tiffani Jenae Johnson, M.D., M.Sc. for UC Davis Health

Tiffani Jenae Johnson, M.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Children's Hospital

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Phone


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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Johnson is a board certified pediatric emergency medicine physician.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Johnson’s research portfolio reflects her commitment to improving the quality of care for underserved children. Her research program is focused on race and racism and its impact on child health. She is currently exploring root causes of inequities in the healthcare and early childhood education settings, including research on bias and discrimination and its impact on the health and well-being of children.


Emergency Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Xavier University of Lousiana, New Orleans LA 2002

Medical School

M.D., Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway NJ 2006

Other School

M.Sc., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 2014


Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC 2006-2007


Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC 2007-2009


Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 2010-2013

Raman J, Johnson TJ, Hayes K, Balamuth F. Racial Differences in Sepsis Recognition in the Emergency Department. Pediatrics. 2019 Oct;144(4):e20190348. doi:10.1542/peds.2019-0348. Epub 2019 Sep 13. PMID:31519793.

Goyal MK, Johnson T, Alpern RM Casper TC, Funai T, Alessandrini E, Bajaj L, Grundmeier RW, Gerber JS, Lorch SA, Chamberlain JM, and PECARN. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Antibiotic Use for Viral Illnesses in Emergency Departments. Pediatrics. 2018 Sep:e20170203.

Johnson TJ, Ellison AM, Dalembert G, Fowler J, Dhingra M, Shaw K, Ibrahim S. Implicit Bias in Pediatric Academic Medicine. J Natl Med Assoc. 2017 Autumn;109(3):156-163. doi:10.1016/j.jnma.2017.03.003. Epub 2017 Apr 14. PMID:28987244.

Maina IW, Belton TD, Ginzberg S, Singh A, Johnson TJ. A decade of studying implicit racial/ethnic bias in healthcare providers using the implicit association test. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Feb;199:219-229. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.009. Epub 2017 May 4. PMID:28532892.

Johnson TJ, Winger DG, Hickey RW, Switzer GE, Miller E, Nguyen MB, Saladino RA, Hausmann LR. Comparison of Physician Implicit Racial Bias Toward Adults Versus Children. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Mar;17(2):120-126. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2016.08.010. Epub 2016 Sep 13. PMID:27620844.

Johnson TJ, Hickey RW, Switzer GE, Miller E, Winger DG, Nguyen M, Saladino RA, Hausmann LR. The Impact of Cognitive Stressors in the Emergency Department on Physician Implicit Racial Bias. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;23(3):297-305. doi:10.1111/acem.12901. Epub 2016 Feb 22. PMID:26763939.

Johnson TJ, Lieberman R. Hematuria and Dysuria. Harwood Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Wolfson A, et al. (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 6th Edition. 2014 November:243.

Johnson TJ, Schultz BR, Guyette FX. Characterizing analgesic use during air medical transport of injured children. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Oct-Dec;18(4):531-8. doi:10.3109/10903127.2014.916018. Epub 2014 May 30. PMID:24878300.

Chung S, Fagbuyi D, Lozon MM, Johnson T, Nager AL, Cicero MX, Dahl-Grove D, Costello BE, Krug SE. Going viral: adapting to pediatric surge during the H1N1 pandemic. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Nov;29(11):1159-65. doi:10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182a9e613. PMID:24168878.

Johnson TJ, Weaver MD, Borrero S, Davis EM, Myaskovsky L, Zuckerbraun NS, Kraemer KL. Association of race and ethnicity with management of abdominal pain in the emergency department. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):e851-8. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-3127. Epub 2013 Sep 23. PMID:24062370.