Jessica L. Johnson, Ph.D., M.A.
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 601
Rockville, MD 20852
phone: (301) 594-5690
fax: (301) 435-9225
Dr. Jessica L. Johnson is an Evaluation and Data Analyst in the Performance and Evaluation Core within the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In this role, Dr. Johnson supports the Core as an internal evaluator for several community-based and partnership programs, including the Community Networks Program Centers (CNPC), the National Outreach Network (NON), and the Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (G/BMaP).
Prior to her appointment at CRCHD, Dr. Johnson worked as an Evaluation Research Associate at NOVA Research Company, where she collaborated with senior researchers on several federal projects, including the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Comprehensive Needs Assessment of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research and Funding and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative (NHVREI).
Dr. Johnson was a participant in the 2009/2010 cohort of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Graduate Education in Diversity Internship program where she received special training in culturally responsive evaluation. As part of this program, she completed an eight-month internship at Westat, which focused on systems-level evaluation for homeless services.
Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (2011). Her doctoral training focused on HIV and drug prevention research and evaluation. Dr. Johnson evaluated several federally funded, community-based, and culturally-tailored HIV and drug prevention programs for African American youth and women. She received her MA in Psychology from East Carolina University. Dr. Johnson's passion for evaluation stemmed from a desire to work in and make a difference in the community.