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

 

Affiliation

 

Publications

Dr. Glen Johnson