Jill Johnson, PhD, MPH

Jill Johnson, PhD, MPH
Senior Fellow

Lecturer, Sciences, School of Nursing

Public Health Interests

Chronic Medical Conditions, Epidemiology



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Jill Johnson, PhD, MPH is a Lecturer in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a member of the Core Teaching Faculty for the MPH program. Dr. Johnson is a cancer epidemiologist whose research on prostate and colorectal cancers has examined genetic and epigenetic factors associated with cancer incidence and hormones as etiologic agents of cancer. She has also conducted research on colorectal cancer screening adherence and ways through which rates of screening can be improved. In addition, Dr. Johnson has a strong interest and research background in effectiveness investigations of integrative medicine therapies for oncology and other hospitalized patient populations.

Select Publications:

Johnson JR, Lacey JV, Lazovich D, Geller M, Schairer C, Schatzkin A, Flood A.  Menopausal hormone therapy and risk of colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol, Biomarkers Prev. 2009;18(1):196-203.

Johnson JR, Crespin DJ, Griffin KH, Finch MD, Dusek JA. Effects of Integrative Medicine on Pain and Anxiety Among Oncology Inpatients. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2014;50:330-337.  

Johnson JR, Rivard RL, Griffin KH, Kolste AK, Joswiak D, Kinney ME, Dusek JA. The Effectiveness of Nurse-Delivered Aromatherapy in an Acute Care Setting. Complement Ther Med 2016;25:164-9.