Glen Johnson

Associate Professor
Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences
(646) 364-9518
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.
He has a Ph.D. in Quantitative Ecology, a M.A. in statistics and a M.S. in Ecology, all from Penn State University. His undergraduate studies in environmental biology and chemistry were completed at the S.U.N.Y. College of Environmental Science and Forestry in association with Syracuse University.Glen’s 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 graduate research assistant in environmental and ecological statistics; and as a biostatistician for the New York State Department of Health. Glen was also elected to the faculty 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 45 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 develops quantitative community indices, such as for assessing gentrification to help urban planners, and for assessing community health needs for assisting public health agencies with resource allocation decision-making.
PhD in Ecology from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
MA in Statistics from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
MS in Ecology from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
BS in Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
AS in Math And Science from SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY
Research Interests
Health effects of the built environment, quantitative community health needs assessment, environmental health, gentrification