Emily Johnson , MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Medical Sciences Building

COM Fam Med PCN Oth - 0582

Professional Summary

Family physician specializing in the care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities


MD : University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, CO , 2016

BA: Willamette University Salem, OR, 2012 (Chemistry)

Clinical Interests

Cystic Fibrosis

Family Medicine


Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21 syndrome)

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs)

Preventive Health

Primary Care



Family Medicine

Research and Practice Interests

Intellectual and developmental disabilities 

Positions and Work Experience

08-2019 -11-2022 Medical Director, Peak Vista Community Health Centers Developmental Disabilities Health Center , Colorado Springs, CO


Peer Reviewed Publications

Emily Johnson, David A. Ervin, David Fray, Seth Keller, Benjamin Margolis, Rick Rader, Vincent Siasoco, Douglas Wells, Frederick Wetzel, and Allen Wong (2021. ) COVID-19 support guidelines for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities .INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON DISABILITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, , 20 (1 ) ,9

Other Publications

Emily J. Johnson, MD (2022. ) Diagnostic Overshadowing: The Pitfalls of Prejudicial Thinking .Helen: The Journal of Human Exceptionality,

Emily J. Johnson, MD (2021. ) The Path to Developmental Medicine: I can’t vs I will .Exceptional Parent Magazine ,

Post Graduate Training and Education

06-2016-06-2019 Resident physician , Multicare Tacoma Family Medicine , , Tacoma, WA