Dr. Johnson is a senior research associate at CIDRAP. She provides infectious disease, public health research, and policy expertise to the World Health Organization (WHO) Roadmaps Project. Dr. Johnson has almost 30 years of experience in epidemiologic and public health research management, design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation. She has conducted numerous studies of chronic and infectious diseases and has directed statewide disease surveillance systems. Dr. Johnson also has particular expertise and interest in applied research methodology, including the development of databases and other data applications and systems. Prior to joining CIDRAP, she held various epidemiologist and research positions at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health, and she co-founded and worked for Epi center, Inc., a company providing epidemiologic consulting services.
Dr. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in biometry and master’s and doctoral degrees in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.