Health Sciences & Social Work
Jamie L. Johnson, Ph.D, CHES
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Teaching Interests: Worksite injuries, community health, public health preparedness, research methods, statistics, behavioral theory, health and fitness
Research Interests: All hazard principles, weapons of mass destruction, behavioral theory, health and safety issues, violence in the community and schools, ergonomics
Biographical Sketch: Jamie L. Johnson, Ph.D., CHES is a Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. He earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, in August 2002.
Dr. Johnson has presented at state and national conferences and published articles in peer-reviewed journals on health, safety, public health preparedness, homeland security, and education. Most notably, he collaborated on a series of articles outlining plans for a Homeland Security Intelligence Academy (HSIA). The HSIA would equip students with homeland security and intelligence related practical and tactical skills, and would bolster students' leadership abilities.
With the Center for Applications of Information Technologies (CAIT), Dr. Johnson has developed computer simulations that incorporate animination technology with divergent outcomes. These simulations, accessible through the Illinois Delivery of Education Alliance (IDEA)Resource Clearinghouse website, reach school administrators and the general public with critical information about survival and evacuation.
Dr. Johnson has maintained an interest in both health and personal safety since he began training in the martial arts in 1987. Along with his study of several styles of martial arts, he also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and a Master of Science degree in Health Education from Western Illinois University. Through his personal interest in survival and the martial arts, combined with his study of health and the human body, Dr. Johnson constantly works to develop new ways of facing today's threats to public health.