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David Johnson

David Johnson holds a Master’s of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has more than 20 years of experience of working in local public health departments in Minnesota. He has advanced training in public health emergency response, public sector leadership, and has served on the Minnesota Department of Health Institutional Review Board.

His areas of expertise in epidemiology involve infectious disease control, community health assessment, and advancing health equity. His professional work has involved assuring outbreak response activities of statewide and national importance, managing large-scale population health surveys, and coordinating evaluation of federal research projects.

He continues to support building the future generation of public health leaders through mentorship, professional coaching, and teaching.

Awards & Honors

  • Pi Chapter - Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2010

Selected Appointments

  • Past President, Minnesota Public Health Association
  • Community Advisory Member, Minnesota Department of Health Institutional Review Board

Notable Publications

  • Hall V., Banerjee E., Kenyon C., Johnson D., Ehresman K., et al. (2017). Measles Outbreak — Minnesota April–May 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017, 66, pp. 713–717.
  • Thompson E., Johnson D.C., Leite-Bennett A., Ding Y., & Mehrotra K. (2017). The Impact of Multiple Strategies to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Consumption During School Lunch. J Sch Health, 87(8), pp. 616-622.
  • Kretman Stewart S,, Johnson D.C., & Smith W.P. (2013). Bringing Bike Share to a Low-Income Community: Lessons Learned Through Community Engagement. Prev Chronic Dis, 10:E138.
  • Johnson D.C., Sidebottom A., Harrison P. (2009). Providing Sexually Transmitted Disease Education and Risk Assessment to Disengaged Young Men Through Community Outreach. Am J Men’s Health, 4(4), pp. 305-12.

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