Francesca Johnson, PharmD, MEd

Dr. Francesca Napolitano Johnson, PharmD, MEd
Francesca Johnson, PharmD, MEdMarquette University

Physician Assistant Studies, Room 418

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-8750

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Dr. Francesca Napolitano Johnson graduated from Northeastern University in 2017 with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  She pursued a 24-Month PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Training Program in Ambulatory Care and Academic Leadership with Concordia University Wisconsin. During that time, she specialized in primary care for underserved populations and academia, and completed both her residency training and Master of Science in Education in 2019.

Since then, Dr. Johnson has practiced at the top of her license as a clinical pharmacist at Progressive Community Health Centers as the onsite medication expert to whom providers refer their most complicated chronic medication management patients. In this role, Dr. Johnson provides significant education to providers and patients and evaluated and directly implemented medication therapy care plans for some of Milwaukee's most vulnerable patients. She has moonlighted as a staff Pharmacist at Costco pharmacy since 2021. She has also maintained a faculty position at Concordia University Wisconsin teaching pharmacy students and is excited to join Marquette's PA Program as the first Faculty Pharmacist!

Dr. Johnson remains employed at Progressive Community Health Centers and Costco Pharmacy on a part-time basis. Dr. Johnson's professional passions include student-centered learning, chronic disease management, improving clinical quality measures, cultural humility, and wellbeing (for students, health professionals, and patients).  


  • Master of Science Education - Concordia University, Mequon, WI, 2019
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2017
  • B.S. - Pharmacy Studies - Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2016