Carolyn C. Johnson, Director

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Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD, FAAHB, is a Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a licensed professional counselor. Dr. Johnson is the director of the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) and also manages the center’s evaluation. Her research interests include behavioral medicine: modification of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases, such as smoking, diet, physical activity and stress; school-based health promotion; community prevention; women’s health. Dr. Johnson is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the Outstanding Research Award from the American School Health Association (2005), Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior (2005), and was named Champion of Public Health in 2000. From 2002-2003, she served as President of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Eta Chapter, and from 2003-2005, she was Vice-Chair and Chair of general faculty for the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Johnson is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications. She received a PhD from the University of New Orleans and a Master’s of Science from San Diego State University. For fun, Dr. Johnson is an avid reader of anything and everything, likes cheering on the New Orleans Saints and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and travels the globe for work and pleasure.

Other Team Members


Nutrition and Food Availability


The Importance of a Multi-Dimensional Approach for Studying the Links between Food Access and Consumption




Formative research in school and community-based health programs and studies: "state of the art" and the TAAG approach

all scientific publications


Policy Briefs


A Question of Access: Addressing Poor Nutrition, Food Availability, and Policy


Community Briefs


Schoolyard Project

all prc publications

From The Health Journal