Rhonda M. Johnson, DrPH, FNP, MPH
University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Health Sciences
DPL 405, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508-4614
LICENSURE: ANA Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP 1988-2008); Advanced
Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), AZ ; Registered Nurse (RN), AZ
EDUCATION: DrPH, (Public Health Leadership Fellow), August 2001*
Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC
MPH, Masters in Public Health, May 1998*
Health Education and Behavioral Sciences
Arizona Graduate Program in Public Health,
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, January 1988*
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing (FSMFN), Hyden, KY
MS, Primary Care Nursing, December 1985*
Leinhard School of Nursing, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Diploma, (Rotary Graduate Fellow for International Understanding)
International Relations/Rural Development, May 1980
International Graduate School, IES, Univ of Stockholm, Sweden
BS, Political Science, summa cum laude, May 1979
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85821
JUL 2005-present CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCES, UAA
AUG 2004-present ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH, tenured 2008
University of Alaska-Anchorage, Dept of Health Sciences, Anchorage, AK 99508
Full time teaching/research/administrative position; MPH Program Coordinator
AUG 2004-2005 CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, HEALTH PROMOTION
Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5095
Affiliate teaching position in distance education programs
AUG 2001-JUL 2004 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION,
Northern Arizona University, Health Promotion Dept, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5095
Full time teaching position, Internship Coordinator, Community Health Emphasis
JUL 2002-present FACULTY, MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SUMMER/FALL INSTITUTE
Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium/MCH Certificate Program
Part time teaching position as Academic Mentor for Certificate participants
MAY 2002-JUL 2004 CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, HEALTH PROMOTION SCIENCES
College of Public Health (tri-campus program) University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Part time teaching position based at NAU campus, oversight of graduate interns
MAY 2002- AUG 2004 REGIONAL CLINICAL COORDINATOR, FNP PROGRAM
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing Community Based Program
Part time administrative position assisting Southwest region of National Program
AUG 1999- INSTRUCTOR, COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION
to AUG 2001 Northern Arizona University, HPES Dept, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Full time teaching position, Health Promotion and Exercise Science Dept
Part time Doctoral Student (DrPH), UNC-Chapel Hill, NC
JUN 1998 PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP FELLOW (1999-2001)
to AUG 1999 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Part time Research Associate (North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy
Analysis, Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research)
Part time clinical faculty (Physical Assessment Lab for PharmD/NP students)
Full time Doctoral Student-UNC Dept of Maternal and Child Health
AUG 1996- CLINICIAN/PRECEPTOR
to JUN 1998 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Half time clinician/preceptor for FNP graduate students at community clinic
Full time graduate student in Arizona Graduate Program in Public Health
APRIL 1992 CLINICIAN/CLINIC COORDINATOR
to JULY 1996 North Star Health Clinic, Seward, AK 99664
Both clinical and administrative responsibilities. Administered all aspects of
tribally-operated ambulatory clinic, supervised staff, and provided primary care to
Native and vocational college communities. Oversight and training to village-
based Community Health Aides. Tribal contractor in cross-cultural setting.
JULY 1990 PROGRAM DIRECTOR, HOME VISITOR SERVICE
to MAR 1992 Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01105
Both clinical and administrative responsibilities. Developed and directed new
joint OB/PEDI program of home visits to postpartum moms/babies for large
teaching hospital delivering about 6000 babies/year.
MAR 1989 FACULTY, FAMILY NURSE PRACTITONER PROGRAM
to JUNE 1990 Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, Hyden KY 41749
Both clinical and academic responsibilities. Coordinated FNP course-work and
practiced as FNP in several primary care and family planning clinics.
Guest Faculty, University of Virgin Islands, Physical Assessment Course for
nurse midwives, Spring 1990.
FEB 1988 FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
to FEB 1989 Aaron Medical Center, Columbia, KY 42728
Full time primary care clinical practice in rural setting (National Rural Health
Association Clinic of the Year, 1985). Participated in community outreach efforts
(house calls, sick call at jail, nursing home rounds), developed women’s health
care packets and initiated health education video program.
FEB 1986 HOME HEALTH NURSE
to DEC 1986 Dominican Sisters Family Health Care Services, South Bronx, NY
Full time visiting nurse clinical practice to all ages in inner-city setting.
JAN 1984 RESEARCH ASSISTANT
to DEC 1986 Center for Nursing Research and Clinical Practice, Pace, Pleasantville, NY
Part time research support position assisting nursing faculty with ongoing
research and daily activities of the Center. Primary research support for
University based Eating Disorders Prevention program.
JUNE 1985- HEALTH EDUCATOR
to AUG 1985 Delmarva Rural Health Outreach, Delmarva Peninsula, Exmore, VA
Full time summer position working both in clinic and in migrant camps, preparing
both individual and group health education presentations. Cross-cultural setting
MAR 1983 TECHNICAL COORDINATOR/PROJECT DIRECTOR
to NOV 1983 US PEACE CORPS, BANGKOK THAILAND
Full time contracts as first Technical Coordinator, and then Project
Director, for in-country Training for Peace Corps Volunteers in Thailand.
MAR 1981 PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER, NORTHEASTERN THAILAND
to MAR 1983 Full time Volunteer assigned to USAID-funded Rural Development/Agricultural
Extension projects, Department of Public Welfare, Nikom Prasat, Surin Province.
Multiple cross-cultural roles/challenges.
RECENTLY- FUNDED PROJECTS
National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) P20 Exploratory Center of Excellence
Center for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education (CAHDRE); (Dennis Valenzeno,
PI); Role: Research and Education Training Core Director, Dec 2009-Sept 2011, $1.2 million
National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO-Canada) Pan Arctic Interactive Communication Health
Project (TV Series)-Evaluation Subcontract, Sept 2008-Dec 2009, ~$60,000.
HRSA-MCHB Training Grant-Faculty Subcontract, MCH Leadership, Education and Workforce
Development, Doug Taren, University of Arizona, PI, June 2004-Dec 2009, ~$10,000 per year.
HRSA-MCHB Training Grant-Principal Investigator, Frontier Models of MCH Leadership: Learning from
Communities, July 2005-Dec 2008, ~$130,000 per year.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) via Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual
Assault-DELTA Project (Primary Prevention of Interpersonal Violence-Evaluation Subcontract), March
2006-March 2008, ~$75,000 per year.
CDC FASD Arctic Research Training Center, Chris Brems, (PI) UAA Behavioral Health
(collaborating partner-internal steering committee member-funded), Oct 2008-2011
Breast Cancer Focus, Inc, Alaska Literacy Program, Polly Smith (PI) Health Literacy and Cancer Screening
for ESL Learners, (collaborating partner-funded), March 2009-2010
International Network for Circumpolar Health Research (INCHR) Travel Stipend to Summer Institute on E-
Health Promotion, Center for Health Promotion, U Toronto, July 2009 (~$4750)
Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH 6) Grant, Liz Verucci, PI, ANTHC (collaborating
partner-internal steering committee member-funded), Aug 2009-
UAA Chancellor’s Research Grants: Health Literacy and Cancer Communication with Alaskan Women-A
Pilot Study, March 2006-2007, ~$9000.
Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Health Literacy (to support Dr. Barry Weiss visit to Alaska-one of just 10 such
national projects funded), Spring 2007, $7500.
UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning Mini-Grant: Health Literacy and Cancer
Communication: A Collaborative Study to Improve Screening Services in Anchorage, Dec 2006-June 2007
NIH-Fogarty International Travel Grant (to support graduate student attendance at the International
Congress on Circumpolar Health, Novosibirsk, Siberia, June, 2006), $20,000.
NCI-Project REACH-Evaluation Subcontract (Tobacco Training), Myra Muramoto, University of Arizona, PI,
August 2003-July 2006, ~$4000 per year.
NCI-Native American Cancer Research Partnerships for Health (Evaluation and Mentor Subcontract), Julie
Baldwin, Northern Arizona University, Co-PI, Summer 2003, ~$4000 per year.
HRSA-AMERSA-SAMHSA/CSAT Program to Improve Health Professional Education in Substance Abuse
(Project Mainstream) Selected as Faculty Fellow (.2FTE plus project support), May 2002-May 2004.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families ACF).
Evaluator for Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Grant FV-01-99. (September 30,
1999-December 31, 2000) $11,200.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Personal Services Contract to prepare a policy review paper Rural
Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: Emerging Public Policy Issues and Best Practices. (August
30, 1999- August 30, 2000) $15,000.
PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL GRANT REVIEW PANELS
NIH-National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Special Emphasis
Panel on Community-Based Participatory Research, 2005-
NIH-National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Special Emphasis
Panel on Post Doctoral Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research, 2006-
NIH-National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Special Emphasis
Panel on Establishing Comprehensive Research Centers of Excellence (P60), 2006-
NIH-National Institute Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Special Emphasis Panel on
Health Promotion Research Directed to Improving the Oral Health of Women and their Infants
(R21), May 2007
AHRQ-Healthcare Technology and Decision Sciences (HCTDS) Study Section ad hoc
reviewer (June 2010) and Innovative Adaptation and Dissemination of AHRQ Comparative
Effective Research Products (iADAPT, R18) ad hoc reviewer (May 2010)
CDC-National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Extramural Peer Review
#CE-05025 (Violence-Related Dissertations), 2005-
CDC-Reliability Testing of Guidelines for Participatory Research, 2006-
HRSA- Several MCHB Grant Review Panels since 2003, including MCH Distance Learning
Program, April 2010, and MCH Research Program, December 2009, and Bureau of Health
Professions EETHP-PMR (Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals-Preventive
Medicine Residency Program), June 2010.
PEER REVIEWED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa, ONT, October 2010. Inuit Youth Resilience in the
Circumpolar North: Lessons Learned from an Innovative Pan-Arctic TV Series on Inuit Wellness (with
Catherine Carry and Diane Kinnon)
International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, Norway, June 2010.
Qanuqtuurniq-Finding the Balance: Evaluation Findings of an IPY TV Series (with others,
presented by Diane Kinnon
Qanuqtuurniq-Finding the Balance: An IPY TV Series using community engagement (with others-
presented by Diane Kinnon)
Summer Institute in Circumpolar Health Research, Copenhagen, DN, May 2010. Interventions for Health
Disparities: Participatory Approaches.
International Congress of Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, NT, July 2009.
Women’s Health and Well-Being: From One to Many (Invited Plenary Speaker):
Pan-Arctic Inuit Wellness TV Series Evaluation: Preliminary Findings and Lessons Learned (with
Doreen Leavitt and Robin Morales)
19th International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference, Vancouver, BC,
June 2007. Use of Photovoice to Highlight Frontier Models of Leadership in Maternal and Child Health:
Learning from Communities.
International Network of Circumpolar Health Researchers, Banff, AB, April 2007. Domestic Violence
Prevention Enhancements and Leadership through Alliances: the DELTA Project.
International Congress on Circumpolar Health, (ICCH 13th), Novosibirsk, Siberia, June 2006. Health Literacy
and Cancer Communication with Alaskan Women: A Pilot Study.
International Congress on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP II), Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2005.
Role of Health Literacy and Cultural Competence in Improving Public Health Communication: Opportunities
for Collaborative Research in the Circumpolar North.
6th International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)- European Conference on the
Effectiveness and Quality of Health Promotion, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2005
Lessons Learned from an Interdisciplinary Graduate Web Course in Substance Abuse Prevention
Integrating Domestic Violence Advocacy into Primary Care Settings: Lessons Learned from AK
American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO, November 2008. Building Capacity through Empowerment
Evaluation: Is Principled Practice Possible in a Resource-Constrained Setting? (co-presented with Wendy
American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA, October 2008.
Health Literacy and Cancer Communication with Alaskan Women: Highlights from a Pilot Study
(presented by Kelby Murphy)
Alaska’s Annual Health Summit: Energizing Public Health Professionals and Students (poster co-
presented with Alice Rarig, Jayne Andreen, Shannon Deike-Sims)
Practice-based learning model in leadership and MCH for Rocky Mountain public health
professionals (presented by Ann Hill, with Doug Taren, Kathy Kennedy, Rich Roberts)
Cancer, Culture and Literacy Biennial Symposium, Clearwater, FL, May 2008. Health Literacy and
Cancer Communication with Alaskan Women: Lessons Learned (poster presentation with Kelby Murphy).
National Rural Health Policy Forum-Rural Health Fellows Program, Washington, DC, January 2008.
Development of NRHA Mentorship Program (with Suzanne Rector, Kelly Johnson, and William Weeks)
National Rural Health Association (NRHA) National Conference, Anchorage, AK, May 2007. Health Literacy
and Cancer Communication with Alaskan Women: Preliminary Findings from a Pilot Study (with Kelby
Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) National Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 2007. Health Literacy
and Cancer Communication with Alaskan Women: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Study.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) National Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 2006.
Community Partnerships in MCH Leadership: Evolving Lessons from the Frontier.
Embracing our Traditions: National HIV/AIDS Conference for American Indians and Alaska Natives,
Anchorage, AK, May 2006. Ethical Dilemmas in HIV/AIDS Management with MCH Populations.
Pathways into Health National Advisory Board Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2005. Health Professions
Education for American Indians and Alaskan Natives Utilizing Distance Learning, On-Site Education, and
Cultural Integration- Progress Report from the Executive Committee.
National Rural Health Association National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 2005. Reaching and Teaching
Rural MCH Providers: Lessons Learned from an Innovative Regional Collaboration.
Society of Public Health Education National Meeting, Boston, MA, April 2005. Fostering Rural MCH
Leadership Through Distance Education: Lessons from An Innovative Regional Collaboration
AMERSA (American Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse) National Meeting, Washington,
DC. November, 2004. A Substance Abuse Training Workshop for Health Care Providers of a University
Health Center, co-presented with Nina Gotz, Dr. Julie Baldwin and Dr. Heidi Wayment.
Maternal and Child Health Summer Institute, Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium, Tucson,
AZ, July 2006 Webcourse Skillbuilding Session (three hour workshop co-taught with Dr. Marlene Egger)
Maternal and Child Health Summer Institute, Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium, Salt
Lake City, UT. July, 2004. Webcourse Skillbuilding Session (three hour workshop co-taught with Dr.
Marlene Egger and Stephanie Warenski)
Alaska Health Summit, Anchorage, AK, Dec 2009. Sexual Violence in Anchorage: Collaborating to have a
Big Impact (with Karen Bitzer, Carrie Longoria and Renee Aguilar).
Arctic Science-Arctic American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Conference, September
2009. Pan Arctic TV Series on Inuit Wellness: Preliminary Evaluation Findings and Lessons Learned
Lilly Arctic Institute on Innovations and Excellence in Teaching-Celebrating Adult Learning and Cultural
Attunement, Fairbanks, AK, March 2008 Photovoice-an Invitation and an Opportunity.
Alaska Public Health Association Health Summit, December, 2007. The DELTA Project: Fostering Primary
Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence in our Communities (with co-presenters Rachel Muir and Gretchen
Community Health Aide Practitioner CHAP Training Center Staff, Anchorage, AK, April, 2007. Electronic
Learning in Clinical Training Programs-Lessons Learned by Others-Possibilities for CHAP.
Alaska Public Health Association Health Summit, Anchorage, AK, December 2006. Participatory Community
Planning Processes-the DELTA example (panel presentation with others)
Alaska MCH Epidemiology Strategic Planning Conference, Anchorage, AK, September, 2005. Maternal and
Child Health: Opportunities for Professional Development.
Community Health Aide Forum, Anchorage, AK, May 2005. Maternal and Child Health: What Are We Doing
Right and What Do We Need to Know?
University of Alaska Anchorage Women’s History Month, March 2005. Women in Science at UAA. Panel
Discussion with Dr. Jocelyn Krebs, Dr. Patricia Heiser and Sharon LaRue.
OTHER RECENT PRESENTATIONS:
Alaska Public Health Association Health Summit, Anchorage, AK. December 2004. Innovations in
Education to Improve Public Health Staff Development, co-presented with Nancy Barrows and Sally Mead.
Pacific Coast College Health Association Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, Nov 2003. Ethical Dilemmas in
Health Promotion (one hour workshop)
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov 2003. Adapting a National
Curriculum to the Rural Southwest-Substance Abuse Prevention for Generalist Providers. Poster.
AMERSA (American Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse) National Meeting, Baltimore,
MD, Nov, 2003. Developing an Interdisciplinary Graduate Course in Substance Abuse Prevention and
Education: Lessons Learned.
Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium, Maternal and Child Health Certificate Program, Salt
Lake City, UT, July, 2003. Program Planning and Evaluation (co-taught 8 hour workshop in Program
Planning and Evaluation with Dr. Lily DeVarde).
Arizona Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, July, 2003. Innovative Strategies to Address
Rural Substance Abuse ( co-taught one hour workshop with Nina Gotz).
Arizona Evaluation Network Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ, April, 2003 . Ethical Dilemmas in Program
Evaluation: Case Studies and Resources.
National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence, Atlanta, GA. Sept, 2002 Integration of
Behavioral and Primary Health Care in a Community Health Clinic: An Innovative Response to Rural
Arizona Evaluation Network Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, April, 2002. Building Partnerships in Evaluation:
Integrating University Students into Community Evaluation Work.
Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International Meeting, Madison, WI, October, 2001. Service
Integration as Contributor to Program Success: A Case Study of the National Health Initiative in Alaska.
Arizona Public Health Association Fall Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ, Sept, 2001. Community Women’s Views of
Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: Findings from Alaskan Focus Groups.
National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA, October, 2000.
Community Women’s Views of Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence; Preliminary
Findings from Alaskan Focus Groups.
SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED MANUSCRIPTS/PUBLICATIONS
Johnson, R (2010). Public Health Perspectives Chapter in Proceedings of the International
Congress for Circumpolar Health (ICCH)14, International Journal of Circumpolar Health
Johnson, R, Carry, C, Kinnon, D, Clarida, K, Rideout, D, Morales, R, Leavitt, D and Carry, C
(2010) Pan Arctic Inuit Wellness TV Series: A Northern Model of Communication for Social
Change? Submitted to International Journal of Circumpolar Health, (under review).
Pathways to Prevent Domestic Violence: A Plan for Alaska 2010-2016 (2010). As member of the
DELTA Statewide Steering Committee, with ANDVSA and CDC staff.
Rothman, E, Siebold, W, Cox, P, Wituk, S and Johnson, R (2010) An Overview of the CDC
DELTA and EMPOWER programs for the prevention of intimate partner and sexual violence
(accepted for publication, pending) Journal of Public Health Policy.
Chang, G, Morales, R and Johnson, R. (2010) Community-Based Diabetes Prevention in Hmong
Community in Anchorage, Alaska ; A Case Study. Ethnicity and Disease (in press).
Johnson, R (2009). Final Evaluation Report-Pan Arctic Inuit Wellness TV Series. Submitted to
Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Association (NAHO)
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Core Competency Model, Version 1.3 (Nov 2009) ASPH
Education Committee ( as member of Leadership Resource Workgroup)
Johnson, R. (2009) Book Review: At Work in the Field of Birth: Midwifery Narratives of Nature,
Tradition and Home (in press) Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health (Sept/Oct issue)
Taren, D, Varela F, Dotson, J, Eden, J, Egger, M, Harper, J, Johnson, R, Kennedy, K, Kent, H,
Muramoto, M, Peacock, J, Roberts, R, Sjolander, S, Streeter, N, Velarde, L, Hill, A and RMPHEC (2008).
Developing a University-Workforce Partnership to Address Rural and Frontier MCH Training Needs: the
Rocky Public Health Education Consortium (RMPHEC). Maternal and Child Health Journal, (Oct/Nov).
Frontier Models of Leadership-Learning from Communities- Development of MCHB-funded collaborative
distance- delivered MCH web course -release date Fall 2008. See website at
Johnson, R, Smith, P, Strauss, E, Higgins, A, Jensen, D and Weiss, B. (2008). Breast Cancer Screening
in an Adult Literacy Program. Alaska Medicine, 49(4): 126-130.
Baldwin, J, Johnson, R, Gotz, N, Wayment, H and Elwell, K. (2006) Perspectives of College Students and
Their Primary Health Care Providers on Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention. American Journal of
College Health, 55(22): 115-119.
Johnson, R. (2006). Book Review: Japanese American Midwives, Culture, Community and Health Politics,
1890-1950. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 51 (5), Sept-Oct, 382-3.
Johnson, R. (2006). Book Review: Who’s Got the Power: Transforming Health Systems for Women and
Children-Millenium Project. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 51 (2), Mar-Apr, 132.
Baldwin, J, Johnson, R, Wayment, H and Callahan, E (2005). Partnering with Community-Based
Professionals to Improve Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults Case
#5. Substance Abuse. 26 (3/4), 43-47.
Johnson, R. Community Based Training Using Technology and Distance Education: Focus on Community
Health Workers. Manuscript prepared for the Frontier Education Center, Ojo Sarco, NM. September, 2005.
Hernandez, A, Mullins, J, Veazie, M, Cohen, S and Johnson, R. (May 2004). Evaluation Report Arizona’s
Academy Without Walls (AWW) Report to Arizona Turning Point Project (AZTPP). Mel and Enid
Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health (MEZACOPH), Tucson, AZ.
Johnson, R. (August, 2001) Service Integration as Contributor to Program Success: A Case Study of the
National Health Initiative in Alaska, 1999-2000. Doctoral Dissertation (Doctorate of Public Health, DrPH,
Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill).
Johnson, R. (April 2001). Emergency Department Screening for Domestic Violence. Letter to the Editor,
American Journal of Public Health. (91),4: 651.
Johnson, R. (December 2000). Final Evaluation Report, National Health Initiative in Alaska, 1999-2000.
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Juneau, AK.
Johnson, R. (August 2000) Health Care Response to Rural Domestic Violence, Emerging Public Policy
Issues and Best Practices. Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Washington, DC.
Johnson, R. (August 2000). Seasonal Affective Disorder: Primary Care Assessment and Management.
The Nurse Practitioner: American Journal of Primary Care. (25), 8: 56-73.
Johnson, R and Morris, T. (1999). Federal Options for Stabilizing the Rural Public Health Infrastructure.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health Publication.
Johnson, R., Wilkerson, L., Cundiff, N. And Aaron, P. (Summer 1989) AIDS Prevention in the Rural
Community: The Role of the Primary Care Center. Human Services in the Rural Environment, (13), 1.
Johnson, R. (March-April 1989), Book Review: McPherson, Ann (1988) Women’s Problems in General
Practice, New York, in Journal of Nurse Midwifery, (34), 2.
Johnson, R. (January-February 1988), Book Review: Joffe, Carole (1986), The Regulation of Sexuality:
Experiences of Family Planning Workers, Philadelphia, in Journal of Nurse Midwifery, (33), 1.
COURSES TAUGHT (and NEWLY DEVELOPED*) 2000-2010
UNDERGRADUATE: HP 200 Principles of Health (co-taught with McCormick)
HP 300 Human Disease (residential and web*)
HP 307 Program Planning and Evaluation (residential)
HP 308 Community Health Practicum (residential)
HP 408C Community Health Internship (Capstone course-residential and web*)
HP 410 Organization and Administration of Health Services (web only)*
HP 471 Health Issues of the Southwest (web only)*
GRADUATE: HP 510 Current Topics in Health Policy (web only)*
HP 571 Contemporary Rural Health Issues (web only)
HP 585 Substance Abuse Prevention for Health Professionals
CPH 577 Social and Behavioral Basis of Public Health (co-taught with Sciacca)
CPH 531 Contemporary Research and Health Issues (co-taught with several)
CPH 532a Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (co-taught with Dogget)
HP 608 Public Health Internship
HS 605 Public Health and Society (web only*) UAA
HS 615 Health Administration (web only)* UAA
HS 624 Circumpolar Health Issues (web only) * UAA
HS 628 Program Evaluation (web only)* UAA
HS 630 Public Health Emergencies and Disasters (web only)* UAA
HS 697 Independent Study (multiple-at least one per semester)
HS 699 Public Health Thesis UAA
Note: Several Graduate Courses were offered through IITV (interactive instructional TV ) to the three
campuses of College of Public Health: Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson. Web courses are offered entirely on
line to non-residential students, typically using either Blackboard or WEBCT platforms.
President’s Award, Alaska Adult Education Association, 2009
Mayoral Appointment to Anchorage Women’s Commission, 2008-2010
Certificate of Appreciation, NIDDK Step Up Summer Program Mentor, 2009
Rural Health Fellow, (one of 15 selected nationally), National Rural Health Association, Nov 2006-Jan 2008
Certificate of Appreciation, Center for Community Engagement and Learning, UAA, May, 2008
Service Appreciation, Pathways into Health National Collaborative (Supporting American Indians and Alaska
Natives into Health), September 2006-
Service Award, Alaska Public Health Association, December 2005
Selected UAA Representative to International Congress on Arctic Research Planning, Copenhagen,
Denmark, November, 2005
Outstanding Rural Health Professional of the Year, July 2004, Arizona Rural Health Association
Elected to AMERSA-MAINSTREAM Academy of Faculty Scholars, May 2004 (Substance Abuse)
Outstanding Faculty Mentor, 2003, UA Graduate and Professional Students Association
Delta Omega (National Public Health Honorary Society), 2002-
(Selected as one of ten distinguished alumni of Arizona Graduate Program of Public Health to AZ Chapter)
Teacher of the Year, Health Promotion Department, NAU, 2001-2002
Most Influential Faculty, Golden Axe Recipients, Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Spring 2003
Finalist, Fulbright Mid Career Fellowship to Tampere, Finland, 2002 (not funded)
Public Health Leadership Fellow (Selected as one of nine, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC, 1998-2001)
Invited Participant, Southwest Institute for Research on Women, (Global Processes, Local Lives) 1997
Commencement Speaker, Lienhard School of Nursing Graduation Ceremonies, 1985
Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honor Society), 1985
Rotary Graduate Fellowship, Stockholm, Sweden, 1980
Runner Up, ASASU Female Scholar of the Year, 1979
Phi Beta Kappa, 1979
International Association of Circumpolar Health Publishers, UAA Representative, 2008-
International Union of Circumpolar Health, 2004-
Co-Chair, Women’s Health and Well-Being Working Group, 2006-
Member, Scientific Planning Committee, 14 International Congress on Circumpolar Health, 2009
International Network of Circumpolar Health Researchers, 2006-
International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), 2004-
American Evaluation Association, Member, 2002-
American Public Health Association, Member, Maternal Child Health Section, 1986-present
Member, Community Based Public Health Caucus, 2006-
Member, Health Communication Caucus, 2008-
American Society of Circumpolar Health, 2004-, Board Member, 2006-
Association or Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR-formerly ATPM), Member 2007-
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, Member 2004-2007
Community Campus Partnerships for Health, Member, 2005-
Executive Committee Member, Pathways into Health-Health Professions Education for American Indians
and Alaska Natives Utilizing Distance Learning, On-Site Education and Cultural Integration, 2004-
Frontier Constituency Group, Leadership Council, National Rural Health Association, 2006-2007
Reviewer, American Journal of Public Health, 2001-
Reviewer, APHA MCH Section Abstracts, 2001-
APHA, Community Based Public Health Caucus Abstracts, 2006-
Reviewer, ATPM Paul Ambrose Health Promotion Student Leadership Symposium, 2005-2008
Reviewer, Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice, 2005-
Reviewer, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, (Media), 2004-
Reviewer, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2004-
Reviewer, Northwest Foundation, Community Based Participatory Research Grants, 2006-
Reviewer, Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 2009-
Reviewer, NCAA Alcohol Education Program, 2001-2005
Reviewer, Prevention of Chronic Disease, 2004-
Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE), Member, 2005-
Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium, 2002-
Chair, Research Committee, 2005-
Member, Steering Committee, 2007-
Member, Education Committee, 2002-
Faculty, MCH Summer Institute, 2002-
STATE and LOCAL
Advisory Board, Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, 2006-
Advisory Board, ANTHC NARCH Grant, 2005-
Advisory Board, CDC-funded Arctic FASD Regional Training Center (Brems, PI)
Alaska Substance Abuse Epidemiologic Working Group, Member, 2007
Alaska Health Education Consortium, Member, 2005-2007
Alaska Public Health Association, Member, 2004-
Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative, Member, 2007-
Anchorage Women’s Commission, 2008-
Leadership Team, CDC-funded AK DELTA (Interpersonal Violence Prevention) Project, 2008-
Perinatal Advisory Committee, AK Division of Public Health, 2008-
Substance Abuse Prevention Epidemiology Workgroup, State of Alaska, 2006-
Take Heart Alaska, Steering Committee Member, 2006-7
Maternal Child Health Coalition, Alaska, Member 1992-1996, Treasurer, 1993-6
Seward Area Nurses Association, Alaska, Founding Member 1992, President 1996
University of Alaska-Anchorage Service
Co-Chair, University Faculty Grants and Leave Committee, 2005-2009
Member, Council of Graduate Program Chairs, 2007- Chair, 2009-2010
Member, Search Committee, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, 2009-2010
College of Health and Social Welfare
Academic Review Committee, 2005
Diversity Committee, 2006-2008
Leadership Team, 2005-
Promotion and Tenure, 2008- Chair, 2009-2010
Department of Health Sciences
MPH Program Coordinator
Chair, MPH Admissions Committee
Chair, CEPH Accreditation Committee (successfully accredited 2009-Dec 2014)
OTHER RELATED SERVICE and MEMBERSHIPS (PAST)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Member, 1988-2006
Arizona Evaluation Network, Board Member, Flagstaff Cluster Chair, 2002-2004
Arizona Public Health Association, Member, 2001-2004
Arizona Rural Health Association, Board Member 1997-8, 2001-2004
Chair, Workgroup on Future Workforce Issues, 2002-2004
Chair, Planning Group, Northern Arizona Rural Health Forum, 2001, 2002
Association of Clinicians for the Under-served (ACU), Member 1997-2001
Northern Arizona Nurse Practitioner Group, Member, 1996-2004
Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International, Member, 2001-2005
Planning Group, Development of Arizona’s Rural Health Plan, 2002-2004
Planning Group, Arizona Public Health Leadership Institute, 2002
Advisory Board, Northern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, 2002-3
Advisory Board, Cooperative Extension CDC-funded Safe Date Grant, 2001-2004
Advisory Board, North Country Community Health Center, 2003-2004
Advisory Board, United Way Health Council, 2001-2
Advisory Board, Coconino County Maternal and Child Health Program, 2002-2004
Board Member, Anchorage Community Theater, 2005-6
Community Advisory Board, Community Education Program, Northland Family Help Center, 2000-1
Coconino County Literacy Volunteers, Annual Book Festival Support and Tutor, 1999-2004
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advisory Committee, Seward, AK, 1992-6
Seward Life Action Council (Mental Health Umbrella Agency), Alaska, Board Member 1995-6