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 Health, Siteman 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.
Kimberly Johnson, associate professor
Medicaid expansion may improve outcomes for children with cancer, finds a new analysis from the Brown School and the School of Medicine. Researchers found there was a 1.5% increase in overall survival after 2014 in states that expanded access to Medicaid compared with states that did not.
Disparities in cancer stage at diagnosis among racial and ethnic minority children and adolescents may be partially explained by health insurance coverage, finds a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
In a seemingly counterintuitive finding, young adults diagnosed with central nervous system tumors might have better survival rates the farther they live from care, finds a new Brown School study.
Adolescents and young adults living in rural versus metropolitan U.S. counties and those living farther from the hospital where they were diagnosed generally have worse outcomes than those living in metropolitan counties and closer to the reporting hospital, finds a new study from the Brown School.
As the coronavirus continues to spread across the nation, a number of false conclusions and rumors have spread with it. Three epidemiologists in public health at Washington University in St. Louis separate the truth from myth.
Racial and ethnic minority children and adolescents with cancer have a higher risk of death than non-Hispanic white children and adolescents, with evidence for larger disparities in survival for more treatable cancers, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Childhood and adolescent cancer survival in the United States does not vary by rural/urban residence at the time of diagnosis, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Privately insured children and those with Medicaid at the time of a cancer diagnosis experience largely similar survival trends, with slight evidence for an increased risk of cancer death in children who were uninsured at diagnosis, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review from the Brown School and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.
Uninsured women with breast cancer were nearly 2.6 times more likely to have a late stage diagnosis than cancer patients who were insured, finds a new study from Kimberly Johnson, associate professor at the Brown School.
Older parents, birth defects, maternal nutrition and childhood exposure to CT scans and pesticides are increasingly being
associated with brain tumors in children, according to new research led by Kimberly Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of social work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.