Staff: Andrea C. Johnson, PhD, MPH

Andrea C. Johnson

Andrea C. Johnson, PhD, MPH

Current Fellow

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
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Andrea C. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Behavioral Research Program’s Tobacco Control Research Branch.

Dr. Johnson is interested in studying health communication approaches to discourage tobacco use. Her past research has focused on decision making and risk perceptions around tobacco marketing, packaging and labeling, and prevention message testing to deter uptake or motivate cessation. She is also interested in technology-based intervention strategies, methodologies to measure attention (e.g., heatmapping), and mechanisms of behavior change.

Dr. Johnson completed her Ph.D. in social & behavioral sciences in public health at George Washington University. She pursued her dissertation research with support of an NCI-funded F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award. This work assessed affective responses to cigarette pictorial warning labels among young adults using longitudinal structural equation modeling. Dr. Johnson earned an M.P.H. from Boston University and a B.A. in psychology & social behavior from the University of California, Irvine.

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Stephanie Land.

Research Areas

  • Decision making
  • Risk perceptions
  • Risk communication
  • Tobacco control and prevention
  • Smoking cessation

Selected Publications and Presentations

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