Joy Johnson, PhD, RN

Joy Johnson is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia where she serves as the co-director of two research units: NEXUS (a multidisciplinary research unit focused on the social context of health behaviour) and NAHBR (Nursing and Health Behaviour Research Unit).  She is also currently the UBC Site Director for the Centre for Addiction Research of BC. She holds an investigator award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 
Joy has a long standing interest in women’s health research.  She served on the inaugural steering committee for the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. She is currently a co-leader on the BC Network for Women’s Health Research. She has a highly productive program of research.  She has obtained millions of dollars in research funding from national funding and has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her research focuses on health promotion and health behaviour change. Drawing on a broad array of theoretical perspectives her work explores the social, structural and individual factors that influence the health behaviour of individuals. A major thrust of her work focuses on sex and gender issues in substance use. She has a particular research interest in the development and treatment of tobacco dependence and other drug use. Her worked has been recognized with numerous awards including the UBC Killam Research Prize.

Dr. Joy Johnson
School of Nursing
The University of British Columbia

302-6190 Agronomy Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Phone: 604-822-7435
Fax: 604-822-7869
Links: UBC School of Nursing profile

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