Research Profile

Constance M Johnson

Constance M Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN

Maria C. and Christopher J. Pappas Family Distinguished Chair in Nursing
Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing
Associate Dean of Research
Department Chair, Department of Research
Department of Research
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Primary Research Areas

Health promotion and disease prevention; chronic disease; use of technology to promote self-management; biobehavioral research; health informatics; eHealth; human-computer interaction


Dr. Constance Johnson joined the UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing as Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship in October 2016 after a successful career at Duke University School of Nursing. She additionally holds a joint appointment as Professor at UTHealth’s School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI), where she earned her PhD in 2003 and her MS in 2001. Dr. Johnson is currently the Maria C. and Christopher J. Pappas Family Distinguished Chair in Nursing, the Lee and J.D. Jamail Distinguished Professor and the Chair of the Research Department at the Cizik School of Nursing.

Dr. Johnson is a health informatician with interdisciplinary training in nursing and health informatics. She has over 30 years of experience in research and informatics in the area of health promotion and disease prevention. 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 other foundation funding.  She has also served as 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 in those with chronic disease. She has numerous publications and has presented her work nationally and internationally.

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