Tammie M Johnson

Associate Professor • DrPH

Public Health • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods, chronic disease epidemiology, public health, complex survey design/methods

Education

BS Biology Georgia College and State University

(minor psychology)

 

MPH Florida A&M University

 

DrPH Florida A&M University

Biography

Dr. Johnson 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, chronic disease epidemiology and biostatistics. In addition to committee membership at UNF, Dr. Johnson is an associate member of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and a member of the Florida Diabetes Alliance Board of Directors. Dr. Johnson is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Public Health Association, the American College of Epidemiology, and the Society for Epidemiologic Reserach. 

Awards

2014 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Affiliations

American Public Health Association

American College of Epidemiology

Society for Epidemiologic Research

Florida Diabetes Alliance

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2010-2011: Epidemiology, Data Analysis: Services for the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

2011-2012: Refugee/Medicaid/High Risk Lead Poisoning Screening Reports

2012: The Cost Impact of Occupationally-Related Illness and Injury in Florida

2012: The Role of Co-Morbidities on the Costs of Occupationally-Related Illness and Injury in Florida

2012: Mapping Projects Describing County- and Region-Specific Costs Associated with Work-Related Illness and Injury in Florida

2012-2015: Constructing Proxy Measures for Metabolic Syndrome Using Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Survey Data

2014: Conference Grant -- Florida Diabetes Educational Forum 2015

 

 

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

2016
Alnojeidi AH, Johnson TM, Richardson MR, Churilla JR. Associations between Low Back Pain and Muscle-strengthening Activity in U.S. Adults. Spine. 2016.

 

Boyer WR, Johnson TM, Fitzhugh EC, Richardson MR, Churilla JR. The Associations Between Increasing Degrees of HOMA-IR and Measurements of Adiposity Among Euglycemic U.S. Adults. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. 2016;14(2):108-113.

 

Burke LK, Brown CP, Johnson TM. Historical Data Analysis of Hospital Discharges Related to the Amerithrax Attack in Florida. Perspectives in health information management. 2016;13(Fall):1c.

 

Churilla JR, Johnson TM, Richardson MR, Brawner CA, Sorace P, Williams BD. Mode Of Exercise Participation: A National Perspective By ACSM Region: 2013 Brfss: 2752 Board #275 June 3, 11: 00 AM - 12: 30 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016;48(5 Suppl 1):773.

 

Churilla JR, Johnson TM, Richardson MR, Williams BD. Body Mass Index and Physical Inactivity: 2013 BRFSS. Southern medical journal. 2016;109(10):615-619.

 

Williams BD, Richardson MR, Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Individual Metabolic Syndrome Criterion, Elevated C-reactive Protein And Physical Activity In U.S. Adolescents: Nhanes 2007-2010: 2744 Board #267 June 3, 11: 00 AM - 12: 30 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016;48(5 Suppl 1):770.

 

Labyak CA, Johnson TM, Sealey-Potts C, Perkin JE. Fruit and vegetable consumption, body mass index, and dieting behaviors among Florida middle and high school youth. Florida Public Health Review. 2016.13:41-48 (In Press)

 

Boyer WR, Johnson TM, Fitzhugh EC, Richardson MR, Churilla JR. The associations between increasing degrees of HOMA-IR and measurements of adiposity among euglycemic U.S. adults. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2016; 14(2):108-113.

 

2015
Richardson MR, Johnson TM, Katzmarzyk PT, Ford ES, Boyer WR, Churilla JR. Gender differences in c-reactive protein and muscle strengthening activity. J Phys Act Health. 2015; 12(12): 1582-1588.

 

Richardson MR, Boyer WR, Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity and C-Reactive Protein in U.S. Adults. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders.2015:13(10).

Johnson TM, Richards JM, Churilla JR. Care utilization patterns and diabetes self-management education duration. Diabetes Spectrum.2015:28(3):193-200.

 

Boyer, WR, Johnson TM, Fitzhugh EC, Richardson MR, Churilla JR. The associations between increasing degrees of homeostatic model assessment for insulin resistance and muscular strengthening activities among euglycaemic US adults. Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research.2015:12(6).

 

Labyak CA, Johnson TM. Sagittal abdominal diameter: A novel anthropometric measure for predicting visceral fat and associated cardiometabolic risk factors in children. Top Clin Nutr. 2015:30(2):153-158.

 

2014
Churilla JR, Johnson TM, Curls R, Richardson MR, Boyer WR, Devore SR, Alnojeidi AH. Association between alcohol consumption patterns and metabolic syndrome. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2014:8(2):119-123.

 

Barr EM, Moore MJ, Johnson TM, Merten J. The relationship between screen time and sexual behaviors among middle school students. The Health Educator. 2014;46(1):6-13.

 

Barr EM, Moore MJ, Johnson TM, Forrest J, Jordan M. New evidence: data documenting parental support for earlier sexuality education. Journal of School Health. 2014;84(1):10-17.

2013
Vigil JM, Brophy S, Johnson TM, Pendleton P, Rowell LN. Childhood correlates of protracted life dissatisfaction: Not all adversity hurts the same. In: Sarracino F, ed. The Happiness Compass: Theories, Actions and Perspectives for Well-Being. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.; ISBN: 978-1-62808-817-5. 2013:111-124.

 

Moore MJ, Barr EM, Johnson TM. Sexual behaviors of middle school students: 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey results from 16 locations. Journal of School Health, 2013;83(1):61-68

 

2012
Churilla JR, Magyari PM, Ford ES, Fitzhugh EC, Johnson TM. Muscular strengthening activity patterns and metabolic health risk among U.S. adults. Journal of Diabetes. 2012;4(1):77-84.

 

Churilla JR, Johnson TM, Zippel EA. Association of physical activity volume and hypercholesterolemia in U.S. adults. QJM. December 18, 2012.

 

Churilla JR, Johnson TM, Magyari PM, Crouter SE. Descriptive analysis of resistance exercise and metabolic syndrome. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews. 2012;6(1):42.

 

1999-2011
Carter-Pokras OD, Johnson TM, Bethune LA, Ye C, Fried JL, Chen L, Fiedler R. Lost opportunities for smoking cessation among adults with diabetes in Florida (2007) and Maryland (2006). Preventing Chronic Disease. May 2011;8(3):A51.

 

Johnson TM, Murray MR, Huang Y. Associations between self-management-education and comprehensive diabetes clinical care. Diabetes Spectrum. Winter 2010;23(1):41.

 

Barnett TE, Curbow BA, Weitz JR, Johnson TM, Smith-Simone SY. Water pipe tobacco smoking among middle and high school students. American Journal of Public Health. 2009;99(11):2014-2019.

 

Bauer UE, Johnson TM. Editing data: what difference do consistency checks make? American Journal of Epidemiology. 2000;151(9):921-925.

 

Bauer UE, Johnson TM, Hopkins RS. Changes in youth cigarette use and intentions following implementation of a tobacco control program: findings from the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, 1998-2000. JAMA. 2000;284(6):723-728.

 

Bauer UE, Johnson TM, Pallentino J, Hopkins RS, McDaniel W, Brooks RG. Tobacco use among middle and high school students - Florida, 1998 and 1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. April 1999;48(12):248-253.
 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Johnson TM, Forrest J, Churilla JR. Mental distress severity among Florida adults: A comparison using two measures. 142nd American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition. New Orleans, LA. November 2014.

 

Johnson TM, Forrest J, Churilla JR. Association between no leisure-time physical activity and mental distress severity among Florida adults. 142nd American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition. New Orleans, LA. November 2014.

 

Johnson TM, McDowell S, Boyer WR, Indelicato N, Churilla JR. Rethinking mental distress measures using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. Seattle WA. June 2014

 

Moore MM, Barr EM, Johnson TM. Middle school youth sexual behaviors and sports teams. Society for Prevention Research 22nd Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2014

 

Barr E, Johnson TM, Moore MJ, Largo-Wight E. The relationship between suicide and sexual behaviours among middle school students. Society for Prevention Research 2013 Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 2013

 

Richardson MR, Schierer CA, Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Associations between vigorous intensity physical activity and C-Reactive protein in U.S. adults. 11th World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Los Angeles, CA. November 2013

 

Richardson MR, Boyer WR, Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Gender differences in high sensitivity C-reactive protein and muscular strengthening activity in U.S. adults. ACSM Annual Meeting 2013, Indianapolis, IN. (Abstract) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45:2013.

 

Churilla JR, Johnson TM, Lim MT, Richardson MR. Body mass index classification and no physical activity or exercise in U.S. adults. ACSM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2013 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45:2013.

 

Lim MT, Richardson MR, Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Association between body mass index and vigorous physical activity in U.S. adults. ACSM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2013 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45:2013.

 

Richardson MR, Boyer WR, Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Gender differences in high sensitivity C-reactive protein and muscular strengthening activity in U.S. adults. SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, February, 2013.

 

Richardson MR, Boyer, WR, Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Association of muscular strengthening activities with glycosylated hemoglobin. 10th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Los Angeles, CA. November, 2012. (Abstract) Endocrine Practice. 19:21A, 2013.

 

Richardson MR, Boyer WR, Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Association between C-Reactive protein and screen time in U.S. adults. 10th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Los Angeles, CA. November 2012. (Abstract) Endocrine Practice. 19:21A, 2013.

 

Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Measuring diabetes self-management education duration among adults: results from the 2008 Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. American Public Health Association, 140th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 2012.

 

Johnson TM. The changing face of public health. Florida Public Health Association Annual Education Conference. Orlando, FL. August 2012.

 

Johnson TM, Churilla JR. Factors associated with receiving diabetes self-management education among Florida adults in 2009, Society for Prevention Research 20th Annual Meeting. Washington DC, May 2012.

 

Churilla JR, Johnson TM. Alcohol consumption patterns and metabolic syndrome criteria: 1999-2004 NHANES, American College of Sports Medicine Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 2012.

 

Moore MJ, Barr E, Johnson TM. The relationship between middle school student sexual behaviors and alcohol and tobacco use, 12th Annual American Academy of Health Behavior Conference. Austin, TX. March 2012.
 

 

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. 

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