Nancy E. Johnson, DrPH
Assistant Professor
111 Washington Ave
CPH 214B
Lexington, KY 40506
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DrPH, Epidemiology

University of Kentucky


MSPH, Preventive Medicine

University of Kentucky


BA, Biology

Northwestern University



Dr. Nancy E. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health. She is an experienced industrial hygienist and has worked for state Occupational Safety and Health Administration programs, and as a consultant for a private occupation and environmental management firm. In her industrial hygiene career, she worked with inhalation risks affecting public, private, and industrial sites and implemented corporate health and safety programs for engineers, geologists, and technicians. Her work has been published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and she has presented at conferences for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and Geological Society of America (GSA), among others. Dr. Johnson is the principal investigator for two pilot projects evaluating trace element exposure related to drinking water and residential topsoil for the Markey Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Epidemiology project in Kentucky’s Appalachian coalfields.

Research Interests:
  • Exposure assessment, measurement and control
  • Cancer
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Occupational health and safety