Holly E. Johnson

Chief Science Officer
American Herbal Products Association

Holly E. Johnson,Ph.D.is the Chief Science Officer for the American Herbal Products Association(AHPA),which iscomprised of more than 350 member companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers,and marketers of botanical ingredients andherbal products. She previously served as Laboratory Director for Alkemist Labs, an ISO 17025 accredited natural producttesting lab. Dr. Johnson tookherPh.D. in Pharmacognosy and was awardedanNational Institutes for Health (NIH) Fellowship for trainingattheUniversity of Illinois-Chicago NIHCenter for Botanical Dietary Supplementsin the College of Pharmacy. Shecompleted a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Ethnomedicine in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and is a Research Fellow at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Holly is currently active in sustainability initiatives at AHPA,and in quality standards setting activitiesfor foods and dietary supplements. Shea member of the United States Pharmacoepia’sMedical Cannabis Expert Panel,serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of AOAC International,andalso the Advisory Boards ofthe American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacoepia. Holly has over 20years’ experiencewith natural products &botanicals and spent many happy years conducting research andgivingcourses at the University of Hawaii.