Military Psychiatry 2020: Updates from Deployment to the Middle East
Sponsored by the Hans Lowenbach Memorial Fund. Dr. Justin Johnson currently treats outpatients in the Durham VA Medical Center's OEF/OIF Combat Veteran Program, focusing on veterans from the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the greater Global War on Terror. In addition, Dr. Johnson is a Major in the US Army Reserve, where he serves as the Command Psychiatrist for the US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne) Command. In that role, he advises the Commanding General and oversees the mental health care for roughly 12,000 frequently-deployed soldiers. He has served on active duty within the continental United States and in 2019 deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Consulting Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine. Prior to his current work, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Johns Hopkins, trained in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital in Boston -- where he served as both the Administrative and C/L Chief Resident -- and completed a C/L fellowship at UNC Hospitals.