Jacqueline Johnson, MPA
Region IV Director (2024-2027)
Tennessee Department of Health
Section Chief, Division of Family Health and Wellness/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Background & Bio

Jacqueline Johnson is a Public Health Administrator 2 and Section Chief for the Tennessee Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health/Family Health and Wellness section – Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).

Jacqueline has worked in the maternal and child health (MCH) field for over 17 years, focusing primarily on CYSHCN. Prior to assuming the CYSHCN role, she served as the director for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Child Fatality Review Programs. Along with those experiences, she credits her role as the Principal Investigator on the MCH Block Grant, with providing her an in-depth knowledge of women, infants, children, and family health. As a senior member of the MCH team, Jacqueline has served on many program committees and participated in activities and initiatives to decrease disparities and improve health for all.