Melissa DePaoli Johnson, PharmD

Associate Professor in Medicine
Campus mail Duke Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-2374
Email address johns200@mc.duke.edu

Prognostic indicators for patients with Candida spp. bloodstream infections
Antifungal pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics
Immunogenetics among patients with candidiasis
Management of the HIV infected patient and antiretroviral pharmacotherapy
Antibacterial drug utilization, resistance, and appropriate prescribing
Antimicrobial Stewardship

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of Medicine, 1997 - 1998
  • M.H.S., Duke University School of Medicine, 2007
  • Pharm.D., Campbell University, 1997
  • B.S., Duke University School of Medicine, 1992

Publications

Cole, Kelli A., Anna Y. Zhou, Travis Jones, W Justin Moore, Elisabeth L. Chandler, Veronica B. Zafonte, Taylor Morrisette, et al. “How to Harness the Power of Social Media for Quality Drug Information in Infectious Diseases: Perspectives on Behalf of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.” Clinical Infectious Diseases 74, no. Supplement_3 (May 15, 2022): e23–33. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciac081.

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Johnson, Alexandra A., Bobby G. Warren, Deverick J. Anderson, Melissa D. Johnson, Isabella Gamez, and Becky A. Smith. “Impact of alcohol-based hand-rub disinfection on bacterial bioburden on stethoscopes in a real-world clinical setting.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, April 11, 2022, 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2022.54.

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35403584
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Johnson, Melissa D., Angelina P. Davis, April P. Dyer, Travis M. Jones, S Shaefer Spires, and Elizabeth Dodds Ashley. “Top Myths of Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Hospital Medicine.” Am J Med, March 31, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.03.019.

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35367180
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Baddley, John W., George R. Thompson, Sharon C-A Chen, P Lewis White, Melissa D. Johnson, M Hong Nguyen, Ilan S. Schwartz, et al. “Coronavirus Disease 2019-Associated Invasive Fungal Infection.” Open Forum Infect Dis 8, no. 12 (December 2021): ofab510. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofab510.

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34877364
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Johnson, Melissa D., Russell E. Lewis, Elizabeth S. Dodds Ashley, John R. Perfect, and Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis. “Reply to Day et al.” J Infect Dis 224, no. 9 (November 16, 2021): 1627–28. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab183.

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33822103
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Moehring, Rebekah W., Michael E. Yarrington, Angelina E. Davis, April P. Dyer, Melissa D. Johnson, Travis M. Jones, S Shaefer Spires, Deverick J. Anderson, Daniel J. Sexton, and Elizabeth S. Dodds Ashley. “Effects of a Collaborative, Community Hospital Network for Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Implementation.” Clin Infect Dis 73, no. 9 (November 2, 2021): 1656–63. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab356.

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33904897
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Steinbrink, Julie M., Rachel A. Myers, Kaiyuan Hua, Melissa D. Johnson, Jessica L. Seidelman, Ephraim L. Tsalik, Ricardo Henao, et al. “The host transcriptional response to Candidemia is dominated by neutrophil activation and heme biosynthesis and supports novel diagnostic approaches.” Genome Med 13, no. 1 (July 5, 2021): 108. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13073-021-00924-9.

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Matzaraki, Vasiliki, Kieu T. T. Le, Martin Jaeger, Raúl Aguirre-Gamboa, Melissa D. Johnson, Serena Sanna, Diletta Rosati, et al. “Inflammatory Protein Profiles in Plasma of Candidaemia Patients and the Contribution of Host Genetics to Their Variability.” Front Immunol 12 (2021): 662171. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.662171.

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34512620
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Johnson, Alexandra, Bobby Warren, Deverick John Anderson, Melissa Johnson, Isabella Gamez, and Becky Smith. “Alcohol Hand Rub Significantly Reduces Overall Bacterial Bioburden on Stethoscopes in a Real-World Clinical Setting.” In Infection Control &Amp; Hospital Epidemiology, 41:s114–15. Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.620.

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