Bankole Johnson

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Bankole Johnson is an award-winning neuroscientist, a respected educator, a nationally and internationally licensed physician. Prof. Johnson is passionate about science and the pursuit of knowledge, and is consistently collaborating with other experts in his field to learn more about the brain. In particular, his studies have focused on the effects of alcohol and other addictive drugs on the brain and the science of addiction.

Prof. Johnson is also a forensic psychiatrist who seeks to understand how mental disorder or illness affects criminal behavior.

As part of his non-university based work, he also is the founder and chairman of ADial Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Wells LLC, Kole Life Foods, and the Psychological Education Publishing Company.
Today, Prof. Bankole Johnson is using his considerable knowledge about neuroscience and psychiatry as an educator and scholar. Indeed, he heads a psychiatry department at a leading university on the East Coast, where he also is a professor include neurology, anatomy and neurobiology, and pharmacology. and anatomy.

Prof. Johnson is entrepreneurial. As the founder and owner of Kole Life Foods, Prof. Bankole Johnson is working to create more beneficial tonics that support brain health than what is currently available on the market. The company’s first innovation, Kole Tonics, is a range of tonics that support brain health, which is rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals, herbal ingredients, and other nutrients.

Prof. Johnson also is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Adial Pharmaceuticals LLC, an innovative biotechnology company that is using precision medicine to develop new medicines for the treatment of addiction.
Bankole Johnson’s roots in neuroscience and psychology go back decades. Early in his educational career, he earned general studies diplomas from King’s College in Nigeria and Davies’ College in England in 1975 and 1977, respectively. Johnson later earned his M.D. equivalent degree (a Medicinae Baccalaureum et Chirurgiae Baccalaureum) at Scotland’s University of Glasgow in 1982.

In the years since graduation, Prof. Johnson has continued his education and professional development on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He holds both USA and UK Board Certification in Psychiatry, and is a specialist in addiction medicine and forensic psychiatry. Prof. Johnson earned a Master of Philosophy in Neuro-psychiatry from the University of London, a doctoral degree in Biomedical Studies done at the MRC Unit at Oxford University (degree from the University of Glasgow), and a Doctor of Science, also from the University of Glasgow. The latter degree is the highest doctoral degree awarded for science in the United Kingdom

In addition to his degree work in the UK, Prof. Johnson has also received key certifications from the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, the American College of Forensic Examiners, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

For the majority of his career, Prof. Bankole Johnson has focused on the science of addiction and addiction recovery. He has won many awards related to his field of expertise, including:

The Dan Anderson Research Award (given for advancements in the field of addiction recovery science)

The APA Solomon Carter Fuller Award (for professional achievements that have enhanced quality of life for African-Americans)

And the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s Jack Mendelson Award (for clinical research that has advanced the scientific understanding the science of alcoholism)
Bankole Johnson aspires to continue his journey of discovery in the neurosciences. He hopes to continue the innovation that has led to several global patents for his scientific pursuits. Prof. Bankole Johnson will continue to innovate to develop methods, modalities, and products that can support the health of the brain. He is an ardent family man, and does all he can to balance his hectic work schedule and family life.

It is important to note that was recently launched by Prof. Johnson and is a publication that will provide important articles on various aspects of life and how we live. is a non-commercial site, with short stories and anecdotes, some personal and others fictional, to educate and entertain its readers. This website is a creative production and unrelated to any activities of Prof. Johnson on a professional level or related to any present employment of work obligations or duties. Please visit the publication for more information.

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06/06/2018 @ 02:59 pm

Bankole is a true work-a-holic. The problem with people with workaholism is that they tend to forget that people have lives, so on Christmas Eve I received several non-emergency emails from him that he believed were emergencies that should result in me dropping my family time to focus on his work...bad timing and left a bad taste in my mouth. This has been resolved and I am confident that Bankole will be more respectful of future holidays. When Bankole Johnson sets out to complete a project, he is as tenacious as anyone I have ever met. i.e. When he started building out his profile, the guy went out all-out unlike anyone I've seen in the past. Same thing with, his new website. Very impressive guy and a real-world genius.

06/06/2018 @ 02:59 pm

Honestly, none -- he is a giant in the field I know Prof. Johnson since 2007. He is a word-class leader in clinical neuroscience and an authority in the field. Professor Johnson is one of the most accomplished physician-scientists in addiction and in medicine at large

06/06/2018 @ 02:59 pm

Absolutely Awesome. The future looks Bright with Dr. Bankole. His vision in the field of Science is just so refreshing!!!

06/06/2018 @ 03:00 pm

I'd like to see Prof. Johnson add more of his research to the community. He has a lot to offer the world, I really don't have much more to say. I've known Prof. Johnson for quite some time now. He is quite accomplished in his career and has experience at a number of universities.

06/06/2018 @ 03:01 pm

I question the level of expert Dr. Johnson truly is.

09/06/2018 @ 11:50 am

I don't recommend doing business with Bankole...I'll keep my experience to myself but it was an overall bad experience working with him....

04/25/2019 @ 02:20 pm

When I worked with Bankole years ago I found him to be overly demanding and I felt like I was hostage to him. Not a good experience.

02/05/2020 @ 02:48 pm

In my opinion, Bankole is a very difficult person to deal with in business. He asks a lot from those he works with, although I believe he's not willing to pay what some people are worth.

  • University of Glasgow , Glasgow

    Medicinae Baccalaureum et Chirurgiae Baccalaureum , Equivalent to qualification of medical doctor in the USA
  • University of Glasgow (Research at Oxford Univ.) , Glasgow

    Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences , Studies conducted at the MRC Unit at Oxford University. Degree granted at the University of Glasgow. Specialization in Neuroscience, Neuropsychopharmacology, and molecular genetics
  • University of Glasgow , Glasgow

    Doctor of Science , The highest doctoral degree that can be awarded by a British University. Awarded for: Neuroscience, Neuropsychopharmacology, molecular genetics, and neurobiology
  • University of London , London, United Kingdom

    Master of Philosophy , Work done in Neuological diseases associated with obsessional disorders in children; statistics; neurobiology, and neuroscience
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology , United States

    Distinguished Fellow , Board certification in Psychiatry
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Fellow , Board certification in Psychiatry in England, with accreditation throughout the European Union
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine , United States , Washington, D.C.

    Board Certification , Board Certification in Addiction Medicine
  • American College of Forensic Examiners Institute , United States , Springfield

    Fellow , Specialist accreditation in Forensic Medicine and as a Forensic Examiner.
  • American Board of Disability Analysts , United States

    Member , Certification to provide treatment and evaluation of physically and/or mentally disabled individuals
Career History
  • Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & NB Sciences , United States , Charlottesville
  • Dr. J Irving Taylor Chairman & Prof. of Psychiatry , United States , Baltimore
    to 12/2099
  • Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology , United States , Baltimore
    to 12/2099
  • Professor of Neurology , United States , Baltimore
    to 12/2099
  • Professor of Pharmacology , United States , Baltimore
    to 12/2099
  • Senior Registrar and Research Fellow
Family & Friends
Core Competencies
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Forensic Examination
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Pharmacology
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Opiate Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Business Development
  • Branding & Identity
Greatest Attributes
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Understanding Brain Biology
  • Effect of Drugs on the brain in health and disease
  • Development of beverages supporting healthy brains
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Worst Failures in Business

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