Sandy Johnson

Sandy A. Johnson

Teaching Professor; Assistant Dean of Undergraduat; Director of the Global Health Program

  • Faculty

What I do

I direct the Global Health Affairs program at JKSIS, where I am also a Teaching Professor.

Professional Biography

I teach courses in the areas of health and international development to graduate and undergraduate students. My current research focuses on the system dynamics of human development, environment and health; the interaction of health and development in conflict settings; and the scaling-up maternal-child health interventions. I utilize community-based and geospatial methodology.


  • NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow, Health Disparities, National Institute of Health - LSU Health Sciences Center, 2005
  • Ph.D., International Development, Tulane University, 2003
  • MA, Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 1995
  • BA, Film Production, University of Southern California, 1989

Licensure / Accreditations

  • ArcGIS 10.1

Professional Affiliations

  • Global Health Council
  • Association of American Geographers


My areas of research include the interaction of environment, health and human development; health and conflict; health disparities; infectious disease; implementation and translational research; urbanization and health.