Dr. Holly E. Johnson is Chief Science Officer for the American Herbal Products Association, an alliance of over 400 member companies in the natural products industry. She previously served as Laboratory Director for Alkemist Labs, an ISO 17025 accredited natural product testing lab specializing in botanicals. Dr. Johnson earned a B.S. in Botany and a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy with specialization in Medical Ethnobotany, and was awarded an NIH Fellowship for doctoral training at the University of Illinois-Chicago NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements. Dr. Johnson has been an AOAC volunteer for many years, serving on working groups and Expert Review Panels in standards-setting work for dietary supplements and botanicals. Holly is a member of the United States Pharmacoepia (USP) Expert Committee for Botanical Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines and also the USP Cannabis Expert Panel, and serves the Advisory Boards of the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacoepia, among others. Holly has over 20 years experience in botanicals research and spent many happy years giving courses at the University of Hawaii.