Dr. Johnson received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Bellarmine University in 2004. After practicing as a staff physical therapist at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, he returned to school and completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Kentucky in 2012. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology.
Dr. Johnson enjoys cycling, camping, hiking and just about any outdoor pursuit when he is not engaged in research and teaching (which is 99.999999999% of the time).
Johnson, N.F., Gold, B.T., Brown, C.B., Anggles, E., Bailey, A.L., Clasey, J.L., Powell, D.K. (2017) Endothelial function is associated with white matter microstructure and executive function in older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. PMID: 28824417
Hakun, J.G., Johnson, N.F. (2017) Dynamic range of frontoparietal functional modulation is associated with working memory capacity limitations in older adults. Brain and Cognition. PMID: 28865310
Brown, C.B., Johnson, N.F., Anderson-Mooney, A., Jicah, G.A., Shaw, L.M., Traojanowski, J.Q., Van Eldik, L.J., Schmitt, F.A., Smith, C.D., Gold, B.T. (2017) Development, validation and application of a new fornix template for studies of aging and preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Neuroimage: Clinical. PMID: 27942453
Johnson, N.F., Gold, B.T., Bailey, A.L., Clasey, J.L., Hakun, J.G., White, M., Long, D.E., Powell, D.K. (2015) Cardiorespiratory fitness modifies the relationship between myocardial function and cerebral blood flow in older adults. NeuroImage. PMID 26032886
Johnson NF, Kim C, Clasey JL, Bailey AL, Gold BT (2012). Cardiorespiratory fitness is positively correlated with cerebral white matter integrity in healthy seniors. Neuroimage. 59(2): 1514–1523
Johnson NF, Kim C, Gold BT (2012). Socioeconomic status is positively correlated with frontal white matter integrity in aging. AGE. PMID: 23160736