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Constance Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN


Joint appointment with the Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing

Constance Johnson, Ph.D., M.S., RN, FAAN became a professor at SBMI in Oct. of 2016. Dr. Johnson, who is a two-time SBMI alumna, serves at SBMI on a part-time basis as her primary role is associate dean for research at UTHealth’s Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing. She is also the first recipient of Maria C. and Christopher J. Pappas Family Distinguished Chair in Nursing.

Prior to her return to Houston, Johnson spent several years working as an associate professor with tenure and a health informatician at the Duke University School of Nursing. During that tenure, Dr. Johnson also served as faculty coordinator of the Informatics Program and Systems Programs and was adjunct associate professor at SBMI.

Dr. Johnson has over 25 years of experience in research and informatics in the area of health promotion and disease prevention. As a Primary Investigator, Johnson has received research funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Library of Medicine, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, AHRQ, and RENCI. She is also a Co-Investigator and Co-PI on various other grants in the area of Health Informatics.

“To substantively advance the quality of health care, we must seriously consider alternative types of care and care delivery, including emerging technologies such as mobile apps, wearable sensors and other e-health technologies. With the expansion of connectivity, we must evaluate the subsequent integration of health care delivery within and outside clinics via existing and emerging technologies and continue to evaluate them for feasibility, safety, and efficacy of clinical outcomes.”

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  • PhD, 2003, Health Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics
  • MS, 2001, Health Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics
  • BSN, 1978, University of Connecticut

Areas of Expertise

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Games for Health
  • Data visualization and health decision-making