Chaya Spears Johnson, PhD

 

Instructor
Department of Family & Community Medicine

 

Interests


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Dr. Spears-Johnson is an anthropologist with interests in science literacy and the ethical conduct of health research, scientific integrity and community-based participatory health research, and the utility of social network analysis and geographic information systems for dissemination of health information.  She has conducted research on the factors that influence low-income, rural, and minority mothers' willingness to participate in health research.  She is currently pursuing funding to investigate methods to disseminate environmental health research and biomonitoring results to participants and broader social and political communities; the factors that influence the scientific integrity of community-based participatory health research studies; and health education methods to reduce heat related illness among underserved Latino farmworker children.

Education


 

1999

         Northern Illinois University
         DeKalb, IL
         B.S. Degree, Anthropology
2002   

       Northern Illinois University
       DeKalb, IL
       M.A. Degree, Anthropology

2011           University of Kansas
       Lawrence, KS
       Ph.D. Degree, Anthropology

  

 

Academic Career

 

2009 – 2011    Research Associate
    Department of Family and Community Medicine
    Wake Forest School of Medicine
2011 – presentInstructor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

 

Selected Publications

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