Mark E. Johnson, PhD

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
503-352-7232

Interests

Research and clinical ethics; challenges in conducting ethical research; rural healthcare disparities; substance abuse; HIV/AIDS

Education

PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1985

MA, Counseling Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1982

BA, Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1977

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Psychologist – State of Alaska, #AA307, September 1989

State of Oklahoma, #478 (inactive), January 1987 

Professional Membership

American Psychological Association, member

Licensed psychologist in Alaska (active) and Oklahoma (inactive)

Previous Relevant Work Experience

Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Psychology, 1989-2012

Director, Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Psychology, 1999-2012

Department Chair, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Psychology, 1990-1994

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, Department of Applied Behavioral Studies, 1985-1989

Recent Publications (since 2008)

Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Hanson, B. L., Corey, S. L., Eldridge, G. D., & Mitchell, K. (in press). Conducting ethical research with correctional populations: Do researchers and IRB members know the federal regulations? Research Ethics.

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Metzger, J. S., & Dewane, S. L. (in press). College students’ knowledge about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology.

Brems, C., Barnett, J. D., Cress Parret, V., Metzger, J. S., & Johnson, M. E. (in press). Alternative and complementary treatment needs and experiences of women with breast cancer. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Roberts, L. W. (Ed.), Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., & Smikowski, J. (2013).  Community-based participatory research for improved mental health care: A manual for clinicians and researchers. New York, NY: Springer.

Johnson, M. E., Hanson, B. L., Metzger, J. S., Brems, C., & Dewane, S. L. (2012). Changes in sexual activity following substance dependence treatment. Journal of Substance Use, 17,340-347.

Eldridge, G. D., Robinson, R. V., Corey, S., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2012). Ethical challenges in conducting HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 18, 1-10.

Johnson, M. E., Reynolds, G. L., Fisher, D. G., & Harbke, C. (2011). Vocational interests and needs of unemployed  adults with severe substance abuse problems in Anchorage, Alaska.International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2, 1-10.

Eldridge, G. E., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., & Corey, S. L. (2011). Ethical challenges in conducting psychiatric or mental health research in correctional settings. American Journal of Bioethics - Primary Research, 2, 42-51.

Chipp, C., Dewane, S., Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. (2011). “If only someone had told me…”:  Lessons from rural providers. Journal of Rural Health, 27,122-130.

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Roberts, L. W., & Warner, T. D. (2010). Healthcare providers’ reports of perceived stigma associated with HIV and AIDS in rural and urban communities.Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Sciences, 9, 356-370.

Johnson, M. E., Robinson, R. V., Corey, S., Dewane, S. L., Brems, C., & Casto, D. (2010). Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of health, education, and service professionals as related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. International Journal of Public Health, 55, 627-635.

Chipp, C. L., Corey, S., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2010). Health risk factors in an adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 27, 314-325.

Johnson, M. E., Pratt, D. K., Neal, D. B., & Fisher, D. G. (2010). Drug users' test-retest reliability of self-reported alcohol use on the Risk Behavior Assessment. Substance Use and Misuse, 45, 925-935.

Napper, L. E., Fisher, D. G., Johnson, M. E., & Wood, M. M. (2010). The reliability and validity of drug users’ self reports of amphetamine use among primarily heroin and cocaine users. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 350-354.

Napper, L. E., Fisher, D. G., Reynolds, G. L., & Johnson, M. E. (2010). HIV risk behavior self-report reliability at different recall periods. AIDS and Behavior, 14, 152-161.

Smikowski, J., Dewane, S., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Bruss, C., & Roberts, L. W. (2009). Community-based participatory research for improved mental health. Ethics and Behavior, 19, 461-478.

Brems, C., Dewane, S., Johnson, M. E., & Eldridge, G. D. (2009). Brief motivational interventions for HIV/STI risk reduction among individuals receiving alcohol detoxification. AIDS Education and Prevention, 21, 397-414.

Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2009).  Self care in the context of threats of violence or self-harm from clients. In E. R. Welfel, & J. Worth (Eds.), The duty to protect: Ethical, legal, and professional considerations in risk assessment and intervention. (pp. 211-228).  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2009).  Self care in the context of threats of violence or self-harm from clients. In E. R. Welfel, & J. Worth (Eds.), The duty to protect: Ethical, legal, and professional considerations in risk assessment and intervention. (pp. 211-228).  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Roberts, L. W., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., & Warner, T. D. (2008). When providers and patients come from different backgrounds: Perceived value of additional training on ethical care practices. Transcultural Psychiatry, 45, 553-565.

Johnson, M. E., Chipp, C., Brems, C., & Neal, D. B. (2008). Receiver operating characteristics for the Brief Symptom Inventory Depression, Paranoid Ideation, and Psychoticism scales in a large sample of clinical inpatients. Psychological Reports, 102, 695-705.

Chipp, C., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W. (2008). Adaptations to healthcare barriers as reported by rural and urban providers. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 19, 532-549.

Selected Conference Presentations (2008-present)

Chipp, C., Metzger, J., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2012, October). Factors contributing to weight-gain among college freshmen: A two-year prospective study. Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, Calif.

Corey, S., Romanik, S., Eldridge, G., Brems, C., Hanson, B., & Johnson, M. (2012, October). Conducting mental health research with individuals in correctional settings: Recommendations for new researchers. Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, Calif.

Hanson, B., Metzger, J., Barnett, J., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2012, October). Estimates of student risk for suicide among university faculty. Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, Calif.

Hanson, B., Porter, R., Edwards, A., Mongeau, V., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2012, October). Attributions for FASDs: Blame, responsibility, and their consequences. Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, Calif.

Chipp, C. L., Zuniga, R., Dewane, S., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2012, October).University students' and administrators' perceptions of supports and barriers to healthy living at college: A qualitative analysis. Paper presented at the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, Calif.

Romanik, S., Hanson, B., Corey, S., Johnson, M. E., Eldridge, G., & Brems, C. (2012, October). Conducting ethical research with correctional populations: Do researchers and IRB members know the federal regulations? Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, Calif.

Edwards, A. E., Hanson, B.L., Porter, R. R., Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., & Mongeau, V. (2012, April) Educating health and allied health care providers in Alaska: The Arctic FASD Regional Training Center 2008-2011.  Paper presented at the Fifth Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Brems, C., Porter, R. R., Edwards, A. E., Hanson, B. L., & Johnson, M. E. (2011, September). A regional training program for medical and allied health providers in the Arctic. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Arctic Division, Dillingham, Alaska.

Chipp, C. L., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2011, April). Health-related behaviors of first-year university students. Paper presented at the Annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Zack, B., Romanik, S., Corey, S., Eldridge, G., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. (2011, March).Pros and cons: Risks and Benefits of participating in HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings. Paper presented at the 4th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, Boston, Mass.

Zack, B. Hanson, B., Corey, S., Brems, C., Eldridge, G., & Johnson, M. (2011, March). To volunteer or not to volunteer: Motivations for participating in HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings. Paper presented at the 4th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, Boston, Mass.

Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Brems, C., Eldridge, G. E., Corey, S., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). And justice for all: Equitable access to benefits and protection from harm in HIV/AIDS research with vulnerable populations. Paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Corey, S., Eldridge, G. E., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). Incarcerated populations: Recommendations for conducting HIV/AIDS research. Paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Eldridge, G. E., Brems, C., Corey, S., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). Incarcerated individuals and HIV/AIDS research: Incentives and monetary compensation for research participation.  Paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Robinson, R. V., Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Corey, S., Dewane, S. L., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., & Casto, L. D. (2010, April). Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, B.C.

Eldridge, G. D., Corey, S., Robinson, R., Brems, C., Cole, L., Cropsey, K., & Johnson, M. E. (2009, October). Let’s do a study: Conducting safe and ethical research in correctional settings. Paper presented at the 13th National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders, Jackson, Miss.

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Dewane, S. L., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W., (2009, August).Intersection of ethical and practice-related challenges in rural health care. Paper presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.

Chipp, C. L., Dewane, S. L., Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W. (2009, August).  If only someone had told me…: Lessons from rural providers. Paper presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.

Chipp, C. L., Corey, S., Dewane, S. L., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2009, April). Health-related risks of adolescents in psychiatric residential treatment. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Ore.

Eldridge, G., Corey, S., Robinson, R., Brems, C., Johnson, M., & Mongeau, G. (2009, March). Ethical challenges in conducting HIV-related research in correctional settings. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Hilton Head, S.C.

Brems, C., Dewane, S., Corey, S., Chipp, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2008, October). Exploring health practices among undergraduate university students. Paper presented at 136th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif.

Corey, S., Dewane, S., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2008, October). Effective follow-up strategies with a homeless substance abuse treatment population. Paper presented at 136th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif.

Napper, L., Fisher, D. G., Johnson, M. E., & Wood, M. (2008, October). Reliability and validity of drug users' self-reports of amphetamine use. Paper presented at 136th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif.

Johnson, M. E., Dewane, S., Mongeau, G., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2008, August).Sexual activity among individuals receiving substance abuse treatment services. Paper presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Mass.

Dewane, S., Smikowski, J., Bruss, C., Johnson, M.E., & Brems, C. (2008, August).Community-based participatory research for improved mental health e-learning course.Paper presented at Annual Conference of the National Association for Rural Mental Health, Burlington, Vt.

Avey, J., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W. (2008, August). Validity and reliability of self-reports of rurality. Paper presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Mass.

Office Location: 
Health Professions Building 2 277