Jarrett A. Johnson, DrPH, MS, CHES

Dr. Jarrett A. Johnson

Division of Community Health and Population Science (CHPS)

Dr. Jarrett Johnson is interested in utilizing health education and health promotion strategies to positively impact health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities. He is particularly interested in novel, multilevel, community-based approaches that seek to address health disparities across the continuum of care for immigrant and African descent populations.

In 2010, Dr. Johnson received a Master of Science degree in health services administration from D’Youville University (formerly College) in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Johnson earned a Doctor of Public Health degree (DrPH) from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University with a concentration in community health behavior and education in 2017. His dissertation research focused on examining prostate cancer survivors’ illness representations and treatment decision making role preferences. In 2017, he became a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Prior to joining NIMHD, Dr. Johnson was a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Genomic Epidemiology Branch (GEB) of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) at the National Cancer Institute.

Selected Publications

  • Johnson, J. A., Pinsky, P. F., Parnes, H. L., & Martin, D. N. (2022). Patterns of finasteride and dutasteride use in the prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial cohort: effects of socio-demographic factors and a black box warning. Journal of Men’s Health 18,1. Published electronically ahead of print.
  • Johnson, J. A., Moser, R. P., Ellison, G. L., & Martin, D. N. (2021). Associations of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing in the US Population: Results from a National Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Community Health, 46(2), 389-398.
  • Ross, L., Johnson, J., Smallwood, S. W., Luque, J. S., Tedders, S. H., Airhihenbuwa, C. O., MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates, Alford, T., & Underwood III, W. (2016). Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans. Journal of Cancer Education, 31(4):702-708.
  • Luque, J.S., Roy, S., Tarasenko, S.N., Ross, L., Johnson, J. & Gwede, C.K. (2015). Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities. Journal of Cancer Education, 30(4),623-628.
  • Johnson, J., Ross, L., Iwanenko, I., Schiffert, J., & Sen, A. (2012). Are Podcasts Effective at Educating African-American Men about Diabetes? American Journal of Men’s Health, 6(5),365-367.

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