Staff: Jarrett A. Johnson, Dr.P.H., M.S.

Jarrett A. Johnson

Jarrett A. Johnson, Dr.P.H., M.S.

Current Fellow

Cancer Prevention Fellow
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Jarrett A. Johnson, Dr.P.H., M.S., is a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch of the Behavioral Research Program.

Dr. Johnson is interested in using health education and health promotion strategies to positively impact prostate cancer outcomes for African-American men across the continuum of care. His prostate cancer research interests are concentrated in three interrelated areas of scientific inquiry:

  • - utilizing community-based participatory research strategies to develop evidence- and consensus-based risk reduction interventions;
  • - exploring interactive teaching tools to increase information literacy;
  • - applying novel theoretical approaches to understand and reduce treatment-related quality-of-life outcomes.

Dr. Johnson earned a doctorate in public health with a concentration in community health behavior and education from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. His dissertation research focused on examining prostate cancer survivors' illness representations and treatment decision-making role preferences. Dr. Johnson also holds a master's degree in health services administration from D'Youville College and a bachelor's degree in biology from The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Buffalo (Buffalo State).

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Jerry Suls.