Jarrett A. Johnson, Dr.P.H., M.S., C.H.E.S.

Cancer Prevention Fellow
Genomic Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Telephone: (240) 276-7613
Fax: (240) 276-7920
E-mail: jarrett.johnson@nih.gov

  • Dr.P.H. – Community Health Behavior and Education, Georgia Southern University
  • M.S. – Health Services Administration, D'Youville College
  • B.S. – Biology, The State University of New York, College at Buffalo (Buffalo State)


Dr. Jarrett A. Johnson is a Cancer Prevention Fellow with the Genomic Epidemiology Branch (GEB) of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP). In this role, he works with staff in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) to examine psychosocial and sociocultural factors related to prostate cancer outcomes in men of African descent across the continuum of care.

Dr. Johnson is particularly interested in health education and promotion, community-based participatory research, prostate cancer health disparities, cancer survivorship, and social determinants of health.

Prior to joining EGRP, Dr. Johnson was a fellow under mentor Dr. Jerry Suls in the Basic Behavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch of DCCPS’s Behavioral Research Program (BRP). He was also a project coordinator at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research.

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Ross L, Johnson J, Smallwood SW, Luque JS, Tedders SH, Airhihenbuwa CO, MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates, Alford T, Underwood W 3rd. Using CBPR to extend prostate cancer education, counseling, and screening opportunities to urban-dwelling African-Americans. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Dec;31(4):702-08.

Luque JS, Roy S, Tarasenko SN, Ross L, Johnson J, Gwede CK. Feasibility study of engaging barbershops for prostate cancer education in rural African-American communities. J Cancer Educ. 2015 Dec;30(4):623-28.

Johnson J, Ross L, Iwanenko I, Schiffert J, Sen A. Are podcasts effective at educating African-American Men about diabetes? Am J Mens Health. 2012 Sep;6(5):365-67.

Anderson-Lewis C, Ross L, Johnson J, Green BL, Kohler CL. Explaining and improving breast cancer information acquisition among African-American women in the Deep South. South Med J. 2012 Jun;105(6):294-99.

Ross L, Dark T, Orom H, Underwood W, Anderson-Lewis C, Johnson J, Erwin DO. Patterns of information behavior and prostate cancer knowledge among African-American men. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Dec;26(4):708-16.