Royal Caribbean Group named Dr. Calvin Johnson as global head, public health and chief medical officer.

In this new role, Johnson will lead the Group’s global health and wellness policy, manage its public health and clinical practice and determine the strategic plans and operations for its global healthcare organization. Johnson will also collaborate with the Healthy Sail Panel to ensure the company implements its protocols and recommendations.

‘Calvin’s extensive experience in public health and clinical care will help us raise the bar on protecting the health of our guests, crew and the communities we serve,’ Royal Caribbean Group Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said.

Experience with infecious disease outbreak response

Johnson has a strong background in protecting public health through service delivery innovation, policy development and analysis and leadership training and development. He led significant response efforts during active infectious disease outbreaks and was responsible for ensuring all aspects of patient care while overseeing a clinical operation with 1,300 caregivers and more than 300,000 individuals.

Past secretary of health for Pennsylvania

Most recently he was principal at Altre Strategic Solutions Group. Earlierl he was chief medical officer for Corizon Health, then the largest provider of correctional health care in the United States, and for Temple University Health System. He served as secretary of health for the Pennsylvania from 2003-2008 and was medical director for the New York City Department of Health from 1998-1999.

Royal Caribbean Group is committed to going beyond requirements for innovative solutions, Johnson said.