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LaShaune Patrice Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor

LaShaune Johnson

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School of Medicine
Public Health MPH (Master's)
Highlander
Department of Clinical Research and Public Health

LaShaune Patrice Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. LaShaune Johnson is an associate professor of public health in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Creighton University. The classes she teaches include Community-Based Participatory Research, Social and Behavioral Health and Health Communication and Informatics.  She utilizes the following quote to describe her teaching philosophy: 

“I'm not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Dr. Johnson received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, in Wellesley, MA with a double major in Sociology and Medieval/Renaissance Studies.  She earned her PhD from University of California, Santa Barbara in Sociology, with doctoral certificates in Human Development and Feminist Studies.  She has also completed two postdoctoral fellowships.  One from the University of Connecticut Health Center, Ethel Donaghue Center for Translation Research into Practice and Policy (TRIPP) Center and the other from the University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Health Professions

Dr. Johnson’s research interests include the African American experience across the breast cancer continuum, faith-based maternal and child health education, culturally-responsive program evaluation and community-based mental health interventions

In addition to academia, Dr. Johnson is passionate about travel, movies and supporting the Boston Red Sox and Golden State Warriors!

Research Focus

Adolescent obesity; community-based participatory research; Muslim child and maternal health; online student learning and collaboration; impact of/to family systems and the use of cancer genetic testing; health services research about weight loss surgery

Department

Clinical Research and Public Health

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Health Behavior and Policy Review
    Johnson, LaShaune, Lin, Li, Stanis, Sonja Wilhelm, McElroy, Jane, LeMaster, Joseph, Nilon, Charles, Sayers, Stephen,Giving and Taking Away: What role do playground supervisors play in physical activity at recess? Health Behavior andPolicy Review. November/December 2016. 2016
  • Black LGBT health in the United States: At the intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation
    Johnson, LaShaune P. and McElroy, Jane A. “Rainbows or Ribbons?: Queer Black women searching for a place in thecancer sisterhood”. In Follins, L., & Lassiter, J. (Eds.). 2016. Black LGBT health in the United States: At the intersectionof race, gender, and sexual orientation. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2016
  • Social capital and community well-being: The Serve Here Initiative
    Johnson, LaShaune. “What is Social Capital”, book chapter in Greenberg, A. G., Gullotta, T. P., & Bloom, M. (Eds.).(2016). Social capital and community well-being: The Serve Here Initiative. New York, NY: Springer. 2016
  • Health, Culture, and Society
    Kabel, Allison M. and Johnson, L.P. (2014) The Unsuspecting CAM User: Cancer Patients and the Changing Nature ofHolistic Health. Health, Culture and Society. Vol. 6, No. 1.
    6 (1) 2014
  • Computers & Education
    Kwon, Kyungbin, Liu, Ying-Hsiu, and LaShaune P. Johnson. (2014) Group regulation and social-emotional interactionsobserved in computer supported collaborative learning: Comparison between good vs. poor collaborators. Computers &Education, vol. 78.
    78 2014
  • Women, Gender, and Families of Color
    Idethia Shevon Harvey, LaShaune Johnson, and Corliss Heath. (2013) Womanism, Spirituality, and Self-HealthManagement Behaviors of African American Older Women. Women, Gender, and Families of Color. Vol. 1, No. 1.
    1(1) 2013
  • Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
    Teti, M., Murray, C. Johnson, L., and Binson, D. (2012) Photovoice as a Community Based Participatory ResearchMethod among Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Ethical Opportunities and Challenges. Journal of Empirical Research onHuman Research Ethics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 34–43.
    7(4), p. 34-43 2012

Presentations

  • Fiona M. Asigbee, LaShaune P. Johnson, Jaimie N. Davis, “Winning off the Field: The Role of High School SportsParticipation in College Physical Activity”, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®, and World Congress onthe Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, Summer2017 2017
  • "Community Based Participatory Research” Lecture for the Speakers Series for the Center for Promoting Health andHealth Equality, Creighton University, June 2017 2017
  • “Black Bisexual Health: A Bisexual Health Awareness Month Virtual Teach-In”, participant, March 2017 2017
  • Johnson, LaShaune, Asigbee, Fiona*, Crowell, Rebecca, and Negrini, Ashley. poster: “The Weight of the World: SocialDeterminants of Health and Weight Loss Surgery Patients”, Obesity Week, Fall 2016 2016
  • Johnson, LaShaune, American Sociological Association, Invited Panel Presentation, MFP New Fellow Orientation, August2016 2016
  • Johnson, LaShaune. “CBPR”, Guest Lecture at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, HPRO 910 (HumanisticTraditions in Qualitative Methodology), March 2016 2016
  • Johnson, LaShaune, Choudhry, Kiran, Azouni, Heba*, Asigbee, Fiona*, Poster: “Weight of the (Real) World: Obese Teensand their Caregivers Discuss Non-Adherence,” Childhood Obesity Conference, San Diego, CA, Summer 2015 2015
  • Johnson, LaShaune. “Joining a Professional Scholarly Community”, Guest Lecture, Master of Medical AnthropologyOrientation, Creighton University, April 2015 2015
  • Kwon, Kyungbin, Liu, Ying-Hsiu, Johnson, LaShaune, Presentation: "Factors that Influence Learner’s Perception of GroupProcess within a Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Environment," American Educational ResearchAssociation, Chicago, IL, Spring 2015 2015
  • Johnson, LaShaune. “CBPR”, Guest Lecture at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, HPRO 910 (HumanisticTraditions in Qualitative Methodology), March 2015 2015
  • Johnson, LaShaune, Lin, Li*, Wilheim Stanis, Sonja, McElroy, Jane, LeMaster, Joseph, Nilon, Charles, Sayers, StephenPoster: “Giving and Taking Away: What role do playground supervisors play in physical activity at recess?” Active LivingResearch Conference, San Diego, CA, Winter 2014 2014
  • Johnson, LaShaune. “Qualitative Coding”, Guest Lecture at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nursing 413A(Population Health), November 2014 2014
  • Johnson, LaShaune. “Social Science Meets Public Health”, Guest Lecture at Creighton University, HAP 350 (Essentials ofPublic Health), November 2014 2014
  • Johnson, LaShaune. “Key Informant Interviewing”, Guest Lecture at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nursing413A (Population Health) October 2014 2014
  • Johnson, LaShaune. “A Social Capital Primer: Definition, models, and tools”, Serve Here CT Social Capital Seminar,Glastonbury, CT, September 2014 2014
  • Fernandez, Cristina, Johnson, LaShaune and others*. Poster: “From Selfies to Self-Efficacy: Clinical Use of Photovoiceto Promote Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy Among Obese Adolescents,” The Obesity Society, Boston, MA, Fall 2014 2014
  • El Hassan, Naziha*, Hasan, Sawsan*, Choudhry, Kiran, Johnson, LaShaune, Student Poster, “A Qualitative Exploration ofMuslim Women’s Perspectives In Access to Health Care in the United States”, Poster at Missouri Public HealthAssociation, Fall 2014 2014
  • El Hassan, Naziha*, Hasan, Sawsan*, Choudhry, Kiran, Johnson, LaShaune. Poster: “A Qualitative Exploration of MuslimWomen’s Perspectives in Access to Health Care in the United States,” Cambio de Colores, Columbia, MO, Summer2014 2014
  • Johnson, LaShaune, Presentation: "God, Cells, and Greens: Lessons Learned from the Creation of a Faith-based CancerPrevention Outreach in a Black Community," Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Vancouver, BC, Summer2014 2014
  • Johnson, L., Stumpf, M*., Najarian, J*., Asigbee, F., Ripp, M., Zapata, F., Zapata, C., Hardy, S., Powers, L., Kassen, A.,Bryson, D., Thomas, J., Gruner, K., Hawkins, M., Matt, T., Klahn, M., Anthony, R., Romero, S., and Fernandez, C.Poster: “Strength in Photos: Using the Photovoice Project to Promote Self-Image for Teens of the HEROES Program”.Pediatric Research Forum, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE, Spring 2014 2014
  • Johnson, LaShaune. Beyond the Pink: The Black Women and Breast Cancer Coffee Hour. Creighton University, Omaha,NE, November 2013. 2013
  • Johnson, LaShaune. Breast Cancer: Information for Young Women. Salem Baptist Church, Omaha, NE, October 2013 2013
  • Johnson, LaShaune. Guest Lecture about CBPR at Creighton University, HAP 350, (Essentials of Public Health), Omaha,NE, September 2013 2013
  • Liu, Ying-Hsiu, Johnson, LaShaune, Kwon, Kyungbin. Presentation: “A Road from the Uncertainty to Negotiation – VirtualAsynchronous Collaboration”, EdMedia 2013: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Victoria,British Columbia, Summer 2013 2013
  • Johnson, LaShaune, McIntyre, Kate, and McElroy, Jane A. Poster for University of Missouri School of Health ProfessionsAwareness Week, Fall 2012 2012
  • Johnson, LaShaune, Guest Lecture about the intersections of Public Health and Sociology, for Social and BehavioralSciences for Public Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Fall 2012 2012
  • Johnson, LaShaune, Guest Lecture about Health Literacy for Public Health Principles and Practice course, University ofMissouri, Columbia, MO, Fall 2012 2012