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Department of Pediatrics

Quillen College of Medicine

Kiana Johnson, PhD, MSEd, MPH | Assistant Professor

About Research Information

Kiana Johnson, PhD, MSEd, MPH | Assistant Professor

Kiana Johnson, PhD, MSEd, MPHPhD, Educational Psychology: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2012
Post Doctoral: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Adolescent Health and Medicine Interdisciplinary Research Training in Child and Adolescent Primary Care (IRT:CAPC), Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2013-2015; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2012-2013
Graduate Education: Masters of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2015; Masters of Science, Educational Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2009
Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2005

Office: 423-439-6767

Abstracts, posters and presentations given at internaltional, national, or regional conferences.

  • Johnson, K.R., & Scal, P. (2016). Are Adolescents Rational?: Valuing Self-Management Leads to Doing It for Some but Not All. Journal of Adolescent Health, XX, X,
  • Johnson, K. & Scal, P. (2015). Lets Get Motivated: Identifying what Facilitates Youths Motivation for Learning about Health Self-Management, Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 2, S17-18.
  • Johnson, K & Wells, C. (2105). Camp Cambria. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 2, S118.
  • Johnson, K. McMorris, B., & Scal, P. (2014). Work With Me: Improving Self-management Skills through Youth Centered Communication, Journal of Adolescent Health. 54,2, S39.
  • Johnson, K. & Scal, P. (2015, March). Lets Get Motivated: Identifying what Facilitates Youths Motivation for Learning about Health Self-Management, Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Johnson, K. MapelLentz, S., McMorris, B., & Scal, P. (2014, March). Work With Me: Improving Self-management Skills through Youth Centered Communication. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Austin, TX.
  • Johnson, K. (2013, April). Patterns of social and academic adjustment of adolescents with and without chronic conditions. Paper symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Johnson, K., & Gray D. L. (2011, August). Reciprocal relations between depressive symptoms and school engagement: A comparison by condition of health. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.
  • Johnson, K. (2010, April). Self-regulation and quality of life: A comparison by health status.Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Child Health Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Johnson, K., Patrick, H., & Mantzicopoulos, P. (2009, April). What did you do in school today?: Kindergarteners reports of talking with parents about school. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Johnson, K., Patrick, H., & Mantzicopoulos, P. (2009, Aug.). Associations between positive parent-child conversations about school and school adjustment. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, CA.

Journal Publications, Chapters or Textbooks

  • Ohene, S.A., Johnson, K., Atunah-Jay, S., Owusu, A., Borowsky, I.W. (In Press). Sexual and physical violence victimization among senior high school students in Ghana: Risk and protective factors. Social Science Medicine.
  • Johnson, K. MapelLentz, S. McMorris, B., & Scal, P. (In Press). Improving Self-management Skills through Youth Centered Communication. Journal of Adolescent Health. 
  • Johnson, K., Fuchs, E., Hovarth, K., & Scal, P. (2015). Distressed and looking for help:Internet intervention support arthritis self-management. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 6, 666-71
  • Patrick, H., Johnson, K., Mantzicopoulos, P., & Gray D. (2011). "I tell them I know how to do my ABCs!" Kindergarteners' school-related conversations with parents and associations with adjustment and achievement. The Elementary School Journal, 112, 383-405.

Invited Presentations

  • Johnson, K., & Wells, C. (2014). Say What?: Implications of Adolescent Development and Behavior in Communicating with Health Care Providers. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Boston, MA.
  • Johnson K., & Horonjeff, J. (2014). Young Adults with Rheumatic Disease: The Patient Perspective. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Boston, MA.
  • Johnson, K. (2013, October). Inside looking out: Perspectives from a Lupus Patient and Researcher. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, San Diego, CA.
  • Johnson, K., (2013, August). Transition for youth with Sickle Cell Anemia Disease. WDC Talk Radio. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Johnson, K., & Teipel, K. (2013, February). Putting the Y back into Youth with Special Healthcare Needs. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Washington, DC.
  • Johnson, K. (2009, August). Transition issues: A Discussion with an Expert Patient. Invited presentation at the annual Kids Get Arthritis Too Day! Conference of the Pediatric Rheumatology Department of James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN.
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