College of Public Health students graduating

Nancy E. Johnson DrPH, MSPH

Department: Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health

Title: Assistant Professor

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CV: Johnson_Nancy_CV.pdf

Nancy E. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health at the University of Kentucky College Of Public Health. Her main interests include exposure assessment, measurement, and control. Dr. Johnson is the primary investigator for two pilot projects evaluating trace element exposure related to drinking water and residential topsoil for the Markey Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Epidemiology project in Kentucky’s Appalachian coalfields. Dr. Johnson is an experienced industrial hygienist and has worked for state Occupational Safety and Health Administration programs as well as a consultant for a private occupation and environmental management firm. As an industrial hygienist, she worked with inhalation risks affecting public, private, and industrial sites and implemented corporate health and safety programs for engineers, geologists, and technicians. Her work has been published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and she has presented at conferences for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and Geological Society of America (GSA), among others. Dr. Johnson holds a BA in biology from Northwestern University, an MSPH, DrPH  with a concentration in epidemiology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Rural Cancer Control at the University of Kentucky.