Rolanda Johnson Wilkerson, PhD
Dr. Rolanda Johnson is a six-year veteran of Procter & Gamble. She is responsible for working with dermatologists, clinicians, and P&G Beauty scientists to research and report on the latest and emerging skin science and technologies that have applications for consumer products.
Dr. Johnson has extensive technical experience both inside and outside the laboratory. With experience ranging from very upstream research on hair color, hair shampoos and scalp care, to skin science, she has a deep understanding of women and women's hair and skin care concerns and needs. As a scientist, Dr. Johnson has experience designing and executing consumer studies and pre-clinical trials in order to understand the performance of newly developed formulations for personal beauty needs. She has also studied other important areas of skin science such as assessing the availability of actives in the hair follicle.
Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Southern University, where she received Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. She has had her work published in key peer-reviewed journals and has presented at several professional and scientific meetings.