Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson is a cancer epidemiologist with over a decade of experience conducting cancer research. Her experience includes designing and managing projects, collecting and organizing data, conducting analyses using a number of different statistical tools, supervising staff, and mentoring students/trainees across levels (undergraduate, masters-level, PhD, MD and residents) from project conception to completion. She has spent much of her research career focused on the etiology of pediatric cancer in both the general and high-risk (Neurofibromatosis Type 1) populations. She has more recently become engaged in research relating to disparities in access to care among children and young adults diagnosed with cancer. She also collaborates with Washington University genomics researchers on the discovery of genomic risk factors for cancer in both adults and children.

Johnson is a member of the Institute for Public HealthSiteman Cancer Center and the American Association for Cancer Research. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Johnson teaches Foundations in Public Health: Epidemiology and Advanced Data Analysis and is chair of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics specialization in the Brown School’s Master of Public Health program.

Kim Johnson

Areas of Focus:

  • Epidemiology
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Pediatrics
  • Cancer

Featured Publications

Assessing the impact of Medicaid expansion on insurance coverage among children with cancer
JAMA Pediatrics
March 2020

The effect of health insurance on childhood cancer survival in the United States.
December 15 2017

Impact of the Affordable Care Act dependent coverage provision on young adult cancer patients by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
Cancer, Causes, and Control
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2020