Glen Johnson

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences at the City University of New York School of Public Health. His cross-disciplinary career has included work as a biologist and statistician with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, addressing water and soil contamination issues; a consultant in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistics; a research assistant in environmental and ecological statistics; and as a biostatistician for the New York State Department of Health. Glen was also a faculty member of the University at Albany School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences where he co-developed and taught “GIS in Public Health”, mentored many graduate students and was actively involved in the MPH program. Glen’s research has resulted in over 35 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters, and one book. Glen Johnson’s current research interests are in geo-spatial aspects of health, with particular application to environmental and community-level social determinants of health outcomes. More specifically, he is interested in health effects of the built environment; and also the development of community needs indices to assist public health agencies with resource allocation decision-making using evidence-based community risk assessment.

 

Degrees

  • PhD in Ecology (quantitative option) from Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • MA in Statistics from Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • MS in Ecology from Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • BS in Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in association with Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

 

Research Interests

Health effects of the built environment, community needs indices, environmental and community-level social determinants of health outcomes, geo-spatial statistics

 

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Publications

Glen Johnson