Constance M Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN
Dr. Constance Johnson joined the UTHealth School of Nursing as Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship in October 2016. She already was an adjunct associate professor at UTHealth’s School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI), where she earned her PhD in 2003 and her MS in 2001.
A health informatician with interdisciplinary training in nursing and health informatics, Johnson has over 25 years of experience in research and informatics in the area of health promotion and disease prevention. She has more than 50 publications to her credit.
As a principal investigator (PI), Johnson has received research funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Library of Medicine, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). She is also a co-investigator and Co-PI on various other grants in health informatics. Her current research interests include human-computer interaction, and how the representation and visualization of information affects healthcare decisions.
Johnson previously served as a tenured associate professor and a member of the senior research faculty in the Center for Nursing Research at Duke University School of Nursing. She also had a secondary appointment in the Department of Community and Family Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine.