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Donna B. Johnson

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Nutrition is a major determinant of health. In order to take advantage of the potential of nutrition to enhance quality of life and the health of the population we must continue to explore effective methods of nutrition promotion.

Professor, Health Services

Education

PhD   University of Washington, 1995   (Nutritional Science)
MS   Syracuse University, 1979   (Nutrition)
BS   Iowa State University, 1973   (Nutrition)

Contact Info

email:   djohn@uw.edu

office:   306B, Raitt Hall

address:
Interdisciplinary Program in Nutritional Sciences
Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   353410
voice:   206-685-1068
fax:   206-685-1696

About

Professor Johnson is also affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Program in Nutritional Sciences and is Associate Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition. She has a focus on public health nutrition practice, and works closely with state and local health departments on planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health nutrition programs. Dr. Johnson is an investigator at the CDC funded Health Promotion Research Center.


Pediatric nutrition; efficacy of public health nutrition interventions; public health approaches to obesity



Steinman LE, Bradford V, Quinn E, Otten JJ, McNamara J, Fisher K, Johnson DB. Examining the Washington State Breastfeeding-Friendly Policy Development Process Using the Advocacy Coalition Framework. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27497602
  


Tandon PS, Walters KM, Igoe BM, Payne EC, Johnson DB. Physical Activity Practices, Policies and Environments in Washington State Child Care Settings: Results of a Statewide Survey. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27449654
  


Freney E, Johnson D, Knox I. Promoting Breastfeeding-Friendly Hospital Practices: A Washington State Learning Collaborative Case Study. J Hum Lact. 2016 May;32(2):355-60. doi: 10.1177/0890334415594381. Epub 2015 Jul 7.  PMID: 26152204
  


McLaury KC, Blue Bird Jernigan V, Johnson DB, Buchwald D, Duncan G. Variation in WIC Cash-Value Voucher Redemption among American Indian Reservation Communities in Washington State. J Hunger Environ Nutr. 2016;11(2):254-262. Epub 2016 Apr 15.  PMID: 27453765    PMCID: PMC4957973
   


Ramsey Buchanan L, Rooks-Peck CR, Finnie RK, Wethington HR, Jacob V, Fulton JE, Johnson DB, Kahwati LC, Pratt CA, Ramirez G, Glanz K; Community Preventive Services Task Force. Reducing Recreational Sedentary Screen Time: A Community Guide Systematic Review. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Mar;50(3):402-15. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.09.030. Review.  PMID: 26897342
  


2015
Chair, thesis committee for Emily Freney
A description of the attitudes and perceptions of participants on the Evidence Based Hospital Breastfeeding Support (EBBS) Learning Collaborative

DOH Obesity Prevention 2016
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    6/30/2016 - 9/30/2017

DOH Obesity Prevention
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    4/1/2016 - 3/31/2017

Evaluation of South King County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Evaluation
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    4/1/2016 - 9/29/2016

“Technical” Access vs. “Effective” Access to Water: A Photo-Evidence Technique to Assess Drinking Water Access in Schools
Regents of the University of California
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    2/1/2016 - 7/31/2017

Evaluation of South King County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Evaluation
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    9/30/2015 - 9/29/2016

DOH Obesity Prevention
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    9/30/2015 - 9/30/2016

Evaluation of South King County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Evaluation
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    3/1/2015 - 9/29/2015

DOH Obesity Prevention
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    1/1/2015 - 9/30/2016

Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Recurrent Severe Early Childhood Caries
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
PI:   Milgrom           Dates:    9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015

Fresh Bucks Incentive Program
Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    6/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Washington State Obesity Prevention
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    6/1/2014 - 6/29/2015

Analysis of the policy process to improve comprehensive and coordinated systems for breastfeeding equity
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    4/1/2014 - 3/31/2016

Washington State Obesity Prevention
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    4/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Impact of Access to Free and Appealing Water in High Schools on Sugary Beverage Consumption
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    2/1/2014 - 7/31/2015

Washington State Obesity Prevention
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    1/1/2014 - 6/29/2014

Washington State Obesity Prevention
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    9/29/2013 - 12/29/2013

Fresh Bucks Incentive Program
Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    7/1/2013 - 12/31/2013

Washington State Survey of Nutrition and Physical Activity Practices and Policies in Child Care
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    5/15/2013 - 12/31/2013

Washington State Survey of Nutrition and Physical Activity Practices and Policies in Child Care
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    5/15/2013 - 12/31/2013

Examining the outcomes of collaborative networks to improve school nutrition environments
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2015

Measuring the Impact of School Menu Labeling and Menu Labeling Education Over Time
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    12/1/2012 - 5/31/2014

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS) (U48)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Policy Nutrition and Legislation: What works to improve student health? (PLAN)

A three year research grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the impact of changes in school nutrition policies in Washington middle schools.


Washington Active Bodies Active Minds (WAABAM)

Development, dissemination and evaluation of resources to ensure that environments for children ages 2-5 encourage minimum screen time and maximum physical activity


Partnership with the Washington State Department of Health for Nutrition and Physical Activity in Prevention of Obesity

Implementation and evaluation of the Washington State Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan through ongoing efforts of multi-sectoral partners and targeted initiatives in five Healthy Communities.