Cory Johnson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor,
Family Community Medicine

Dr. Cory Johnson is the director of behavioral medicine at UCSF-SFGH Family & Community Residency Program, where he trains residents to use skills traditionally utilized by family therapists in their primary care visits with patients. He has received fellowship training in family systems therapy and clinical therapy supervision led by Dr. George Saba, an internationally respected family therapist. He believes relationships are fundamental to healing and wellbeing and that we cannot heal our body without tending to our mind or spirit.

He has several clinical roles. He provides full spectrum primary care to all ages and families. He serves as the physician lead for the Bridge Clinic contingency management program, the first clinic-based group contingency management program in the department of public health and attends in the Stanley Jackson/ Family Medicine HIV Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. He maintains his therapy skills by providing longitudinal systemic therapy to a small cohort of individuals and couples.


Flipping a Single Lecture in a Survey Course to Active Learning: Do the Benefits Justify the Costs?

Journal of technology in behavioral science

Shoemaker EZ, Johnson C, Hilty DM, Fung CC

Development of subcortical volumes across adolescence in males and females: A multisample study of longitudinal changes.


Herting MM, Johnson C, Mills KL, Vijayakumar N, Dennison M, Liu C, Goddings AL, Dahl RE, Sowell ER, Whittle S, Allen NB, Tamnes CK