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Jeffrey Johnson, PhD

Professor, FCH
Director, Office of Global Health
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  • BA (summa cum laude), Human Environmental Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN , 1980
  • PhD, Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health , Baltimore, MD, 1986
  • Examining the impact of work organization and stress on physical and mental health
  • Investigating the impact of globalization on the work of nurses and other social service workers (International Labor Organization/UN)
  • Participating in the International Study of Nurses' Working Conditions
  • Studying the impact of new forms of work organization on the nurse work environment
  • Developing workplace violence and stress interventions among social service workers (CDC/NIOSH)
  • Developing methods to reduce blood borne pathogen exposure and work stress in nurses and health care workers employed in home settings (CDC/NIOSH)
Recent Publications: 
  • Johnson, J.V. Work Stress. Pages 464-473 in Levy, B.S., et. al. (eds.) Preventing Occupational Disease and Injury, 2nd Edition. Washington, D.C.: American Public Health Association, 2005.
  • Johnson, J.V. Participatory Action Research and the Struggle for Social Justice in the Workplace. New Solutions, 15, 61-66, 2005.
  • Johnson, J.V., Lipscomb, J. Long Working Hours, Occupational Health, and the Changing Nature of Work Organization. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 49(11), 921-929, 2006.
  • Johnson, J.V. Occupational Stress in Nursing: A literature Review. In Raphael, S., Malvarez, Silvina M. (Eds.) Quality of Care in Mental Health: Building Towards Evidence-Based Practice Through Best Practices. Washington, DC: PAHO, 2008.
  • Johnson, J.V. Transforming the Causes of Stress in Nursing Practice at the Personal, Organizational and Societal Levels: A Constructed Case-Study Narrative. In Raphael, S., Malvarez, Silvina M. (Eds.) Quality of Care in Mental Health: Building Towards Evidence-Based Practice Through Best Practices,Washington, DC: PAHO, 2008.
  • Johnson, J.V. Globalization, Workers' Power and Psychosocial Work Organization. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health, 2008.
  • Johnson, J.V. The Growing Imbalance: Class, Work and Health in an Era of Increasing Inequality. In Schnall, P., et al (eds.) Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures. Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company, 2008.
Primary Teaching Areas: 
  • NURS 769: Society, Health, and Social Justice
  • NURS 622: Systems and Populations in Health Care
  • NURS 628: Work, Stress, and Health Disparities
  • NURS 819: Research Seminar in Occupational and Environmental Health
  • PREV 664: Critical Issues in Global Health
Academic & Professional Activities: 
  • Joint appointment as Professor of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine and co-course master and instructor in the MPH Global Health Program and instructor in the MPH Social and Behavioral Sciences program
  • Faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and lecturer in work environment and global health policy in the Department of Health Policy & Management
  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Commission of Occupational Health‘s Section on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health International Conferences on Occupational Stress and Health, 1992-2008.
  • Member of the steering committee and the strategic planning committee, University of Maryland Baltimore Multi-Disciplinary Network for Global Health, 2005-2007
  • Member of the scientific advisory and planning committee for the International Study of Nurses' Working Conditions
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