Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD

Professor Emerita

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Prof. Johnson

Education & Affiliations

PhD, University of New Orleans
MS, San Diego State University
BA, University of New Orleans


Carolyn Johnson is a behavioral psychologist.  Her research portfolio has focused on school-based health education and health promotion, specifically relating to diet, physical activity, smoking and sexual behaviors; school personnel wellness programs; internet-based intervention for African American women to prevent unwanted teen pregnancy; and, as director of the Tulane Prevention Research Center, she is involved in community-based prevention/reduction of obesity by addressing the physical and social environmental factors that influence diet and physical activity.  Dr. Johnson has participated as co-PI and project director for two NIH-funded multi-site trials, Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health, and Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls.  She has been PI, co-PI, and investigator on numerous NIH-funded, state-funded and HRSA funded research projects.  She is also the director of the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, a leadership training program for MCH funded by HRSA.

Research Areas

  • School-based health promotion addressing physical activity, diet, smoking and sexual behaviors
  • Online intervention for unwanted teen pregnancy
  • Community-based programs to promote physical activity and healthy eating

Honors & Awards

  • Invited to sit on Louisiana Obesity Prevention and Management Commission
  • Invitation by Humana to be part of its Gold Gold Initiative and sit on a sub-committee


Please view Dr. Johnson's publications at her NCBI profile page.


GCHB 6140 Development of Leadership and Communication Skills in Public Health