Chief Science Officer, American Herbal Products Association

Holly Johnson, PhD

Holly E. Johnson, Ph.D. is Chief Science Officer for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), an alliance of over 400 member companies doing business in the natural products industry. Dr. Johnson took a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy and conducted medical ethnobotany fieldwork in a variety of indigenous communities. Holly is an active expert volunteer in standards setting for AOAC in foods, dietary supplements, and botanicals; she is a member of the United States Pharmacoepia (USP) Expert Committee for Botanical Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines and the USP Cannabis Expert Panel. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacoepia, and on the Steering Committee for the Botanical Safety Consortium. Holly has over two decades experience in botanicals research and spent many happy years giving courses at the University of Hawaii.