Areas of Expertise
Epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods, chronic disease epidemiology, public health, complex survey design/methods
BS Biology Georgia College and State University
MPH Florida A&M University
DrPH Florida A&M University
Dr. Johnson was born and raised in South Georgia. She attended college at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia and completed a BS degree in biology with a minor is psychology. She received her MPH and DrPH degrees from Florida A&M University in Epidemiology/Biostatistics. Prior to coming to UNF, Dr. Johnson worked for the Florida Department of Health as a Senior Chronic Disease Epidemiologist. During her 16-year tenure with the Department of Health, she also served as the Program Administrator for the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, which received several national awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for excellence in achieving programmatic goals and improving diabetes-related outcomes in Florida.
Dr. Johnson's research continues the work that began at the Department of Health. Her primary interest is in the areas of diabetes and diabetes-related disease processes, behaviors, and determinants. She currently teaches classes in epidemiology and health science research. Soon, she will be teaching graduate courses in chronic disease epidemiology and applied health statistics. In addition to committee membership at UNF, Dr. Johnson is an associate member of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and an at-large member of the Florida Alliance for Diabetes Prevention and Care. She works closely with the Governor-appointed Florida Diabetes Advisory Council providing diabetes data, research summaries, and technical support. In addition, Dr. Johnson has been asked by the Director of the CDC, Division of Diabetes Translation to serve on a national expert panel to evaluate a set of proximal diabetes indicators used by state diabetes programs.
Florida Alliance for Diabetes Prevention and Care
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Grants and Contracts Awarded
Epidemiology, Data Analysis: Services for the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Refugee/Medicaid/High Risk Lead Poisoning Screening Reports
Publications & Presentations
Muscular Strengthening Activity Patterns and Metabolic Health Risk Among US Adults. Churilla JR, Magyari PM, Ford ES, Fitzhugh EC, Johnson TM. Journal of Diabetes. (in press)
Lost Opportunities for Tobacco Cessation Among Diabetic Adult in Florida (2007) and Maryland (2006). Carter-Pokras OD, Johnson TM, Fried JL, Ye C, Bethune LA, Williams S, Chen L, Fiedler R. Preventing Chronic Disease. 8(3):A51.
Associations Between Self-Management Education and Comprehensive Diabetes Clinical Care. Johnson TM, Murray M, Huang Y. Diabetes Spectrum. 23(1):41-46. January 2010.
Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Among Middle and High School Students. Barnett T, Curbow BA, Weitz JR, Johnson TM, Smith-Simone SY. Am J Public Health. 99(11):2014-2019. November 2009.
Predictors of Tobacco Use Among Adolescents in Florida, 1998-1999. Bauer U, Johnson T, National Cancer Institute. Changing Adolescent Smoking Prevalence. Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph No. 14. Bethesda, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. NIH Pub. No. 02-5086, November 2001. Chapter 7(121-139).
Changes in Youth Cigarette Use and Intentions Following Implementation of a Tobacco Control Program: Findings From the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, 1998-2000. Bauer U, Johnson T, Hopkins R, et.al., JAMA. 284(6):723-8. August 2000.
Editing Data: What Difference Do Consistency Checks Make? Bauer U, Johnson, T. American Journal of Epidemiology. 151:921-6. May 2000.
Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students – Florida, 1998 and 1999. Bauer U, Johnson T, Pallentino J, et.al. MMWR. 48(12):248-252, April 2, 1999.
Development of Childhood Blood Lead Screening Guidelines, Duval County, Florida, 1998. Johnson TM, Duclos C, Thompson TK. J. of Public Health Management and Practice. 5(2):9-10. March 1999.
Support for School-Based Sexuality: No Longer Just for High School Students. Moore MJ, Barr E, Johnson TM. APHA 139th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia PA. November 2011.
Sexual Behaviors of Middle School Students. Moore MJ, Barr E, Johnson TM. Society for Prevention Research 19th Annual Meeting, June 2011
Tobacco-Related Stages of Change Among Floridians With Diabetes. Johnson TM. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation Annual Conference, April 2009
Socio-Demographic Disparities in Tobacco Use Among Floridians with Diabetes. Johnson TM. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation Annual Conference, April 2009
Potential Bias Introduced by Annual Income Question Nonresponse. Johnson TM. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Annual Conference, March 2009
Socio-Demographic Disparities in Tobacco Use Among Floridians with Diabetes. Johnson TM. National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, February 2009
Association Between Receiving Self-Management Education and Comprehensive Diabetes Clinical Care. Johnson TM. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist, Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY. June 2009.
Diabetes Self-Management Education as a Predictor of Clinical Care and Self-Care Among Florida Adults with Diabetes, 2007. Johnson TM. 2008 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation Conference, Orlando, FL. May 2008.
Diabetes Systems Thinking and System Dynamics Modeling. Johnson TM. 2007 Florida Diabetes Assessment Congress. July 2007.
Improving Access to DSME: Surveillance to Action. Johnson TM. Florida Statewide Epidemiology Conference. May 2007.
Area-Level Predictors of Non-Traumatic Lower Extremity Amputation Rates in Florida. Johnson TM. 2006 American Public Health Association National Conference. November 2006.
Formal Diabetes Education as a Predictor of Receiving Routine Care and Engaging in Preventive Practices. Johnson TM. 2006 CDC Diabetes and Obesity Conference. May 2006.
The Public Health Response to Diabetes. Johnson TM. St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida. Diabetes: Clinical Care and Understanding Seminar. February 2006.
Comparison of delivery, utilization, and impact of clinic and church-based diabetes self-management training [Paper]. Wilburn, S.T., Weaver, D.M. & Johnson, T. (2003, March). Proceedings of the National CDC Diabetes Translation Conference, Boston, MA, 125-12.
Tobacco Use Surveillance in Florida: Data From the BRFSS, FYTS and YRBSS. Johnson TM. University of South Florida, College of Public Health. Tobacco Use and Prevention Seminar. February 20, 2002.
Ethnic Differences in Tobacco-Related Behaviors and Intentions Among Adolescents of Hispanic Origin in Florida, 1999 and 2000. Johnson TM. 2001 National Conference on Tobacco OR Health. New Orleans, LA, November 27-29, 2001.
Variables Associated With Pro-Tobacco Attitudes and High Receptivity to Tobacco Company Promotional Items Among Florida Middle and High School Students 1998-2000. Johnson TM. 2001 National Conference on Tobacco OR Health. New Orleans, LA, November 27-29, 2001.
The Healthy People 2010 Leading Health Indicators for Physical Activity, Obesity and Tobacco: How Do We Get There? Johnson TM. 52nd Annual Conference of the Florida Alliance of Health and Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Drivers Education. Jacksonville, FL, October 2001.
The Effect of Data Consistency Checking Methods on the Point Estimates of Current Cigar and Smokeless Tobacco Use: Florida Youth Tobacco Survey 1998 and 1999. Johnson TM. The Annual Florida Epidemiology Meeting. Miami, FL, July 1999.
Evaluation: How and Why? The Florida Tobacco Summer Institutes: Getting Down and Dirty with Data. Johnson TM. Miami, FL, July 1999.
Translating Surveillance Data into Community Action. Johnson TM., Bauer UE. at the 1999 Florida Cardiovascular Health Conference, Orlando, FL, May 1999.
Evaluating the Impact of Florida’s Diabetes Practice Guidelines. Johnson TM. 1999 Diabetes Translation Conference, Albuquerque, NM, April 1999 and The Annual Florida Epidemiology Meeting, Miami, FL, July 1999.