Dr. Christopher E. Johnson currently serves as the Program Director of the MHA Program. He is an Associate Professor and the Austin Ross Chair in Health Administration in the Department of Health Services. Prior to joining the UW faculty, Dr. Johnson served as the Department Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health from 2005-2012. He was also a Research Health Scientist with the South Central Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center and VA Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies. He specializes in work that seeks to understand how health care organizations and communities impact health care outcomes for veterans, under-served populations, and the elderly.
Organizational theory; healthcare quality; long-term care; veteran's care; information technology
office: H-660D, Health Sciences Building
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-7660
campus box: 357660
BS United States Naval Academy, 1987 (History)
Kash BA, Spaulding A, Gamm L, Johnson CE. Health care administrators' perspectives on the role of absorptive capacity for strategic change initiatives: a qualitative study. Health Care Manage Rev. 2013 Oct-Dec;38(4):339-48. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e318276faf8. PMID: 23135101
Hyer K, Thomas KS, Johnson CE, Harman JS, Weech-Maldonado R. Do Medicaid incentive payments boost quality? Florida's direct care staffing adjustment program. J Aging Soc Policy. 2013;25(1):65-82. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2012.705629. PMID: 23256559
Weech-Maldonado R, Laberge A, Pradhan R, Johnson CE, Yang Z, Hyer K. Nursing home financial performance: the role of ownership and chain affiliation. Health Care Manage Rev. 2012 Jul-Sep;37(3):235-45. PMID: 22261667
Hyer K, Thomas KS, Branch LG, Harman JS, Johnson CE, Weech-Maldonado R. The influence of nurse staffing levels on quality of care in nursing homes. Gerontologist. 2011 Oct;51(5):610-6. Epub 2011 May 20. PMID: 21602292 PMCID: PMC3218638