Faculty Profile

Dayna A. Johnson, PhD, MPH, MS, MSW

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Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Epidemiologist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Brigham and Women's Hospital
221 Longwood Ave. BLI-225
Boston, MA 02115

Phone 857-307-0341
Fax 617-278-6946

Email djohnson@research.bwh.harvard.edu

Society Memberships

Sleep Research Society
American Professional Sleep Societies
Society for Epidemiologic Research

Research Unit(s)

Division of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine Epidemiology

Research Interests

My research quantifies the influence of household and neighborhood risk factors on sleep disturbances, assessed by well validated subjective and objective indices; and identifies potential differences in risk factors for sleep disorders in African American men and women.


Research Funding

NHLBI Diversity Supplement “Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Risk for CVD and Stroke in the Jackson Heart Study”

Selected Publications

Joseph CL, Lu M, Stokes-Bruzzelli S, Johnson DA, Duffy E, Demers M, Zhang T, Ownby DR, Zoratti E, Mahajan P. Initiating an online asthma management program in urban emergency departments: the recruitment experience. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Jan;116(1):43-8. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2015.10.021. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Johnson DA, Brown DL, Morgenstern LB, Meurer WJ, Lisabeth LD. The association of neighborhood characteristics with sleep duration and daytime sleepiness. Sleep Heal. [Internet]. 2015;1:148–155

Johnson D, Drake C, Joseph C, Krajenta R, Hudgel D, Cassidy-Bushrow A. Influence of neighbourhood-level crowding and sleep-disordered breathing severity: mediation by body size. J of Sleep Research. 2015 Oct: 24(5):559-65. Epub 2015 May 7
Johnson DA. The social patterning in a multi-ethnic population: associations of socioeconomic position, neighborhood characteristics and psychosocial stressors with sleep. 2015; Dissertation University of Michigan

Chung S, Wilson KE, Miller AL, Johnson D, Lumeng JC, Chervin RD. Home Sleeping Conditions and Sleep Quality in Low-Income Preschool Children. Sleep Med. Res. [Internet]. 2014;5:29–32

Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Johnson DA, Peters RM, Burmeister C, Joseph CLM. Time Spent on the Internet and Adolescent Blood Pressure. J. Sch. Nurs. 2015 Oct;31(5):374-84. Epub 2014 Nov 5. [Internet]. 2014

Dulchavksy S, Ruffin W, Johnson DA, Cogan C, Joseph CL. Use of an interactive, faith-based kiosk by congregants of four predominantly, African-American churches in a metropolitan area. Front. Public Health. 2014 2:106

Lu M, Ownby DR, Zoratti E, Roblin D, Johnson D, Johnson CC, Joseph CL.  Improving efficiency and reducing costs: Design of an adaptive, seamless, and enriched pragmatic efficacy trial of an online asthma management program.  Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Mar 6;38(1):19-27

Guglani L, Havstad SL, Ownby DR, Saltzgaber J, Johnson DA, Johnson CC, Joseph CL. Exploring the impact of elevated depressive symptoms on the ability of a tailored asthma intervention to improve medication adherence among urban adolescents with asthma. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2013 Nov 11;9(1):45

Joseph CL, Ownby DR, Havstad SL, Saltzgaber J, Considine S, Johnson D, Peterson E, Alexander G, Lu M, Gibson-Scipio W, Johnson CC; research team members. Evaluation of a Web-Based Asthma Management Intervention Program for Urban Teenagers: Reaching the Hard to Reach. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Sep 26

Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Peters RM, Johnson DA, Templin TN. Association of depressive symptoms with inflammatory biomarkers among pregnant African-American women. J Reprod Immunol. 2012 Jun;94(2):202-9

Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Peters RM, Johnson DA, Li J, Rao DS. Vitamin D nutritional status and antenatal depressive symptoms in African American women. J of Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Nov;21(11):1189-95

Eide MJ, Jacobsen G, Krajenta R, Johnson D, Johnson CC. Use of electronic medical records to ascertain depth of SEER-reported melanomas of unknown tumor thickness. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Aug;147(8):984-6

Eide MJ, Johnson DA, Jacobsen GR, Krajenta RJ, Rao DS, Lim HW, Johnson CC. Vitamin D and nonmelanoma skin cancer in a health maintenance organization cohort. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Dec;147(12):1379-84. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.231. Epub 2011 Aug 15

Joseph CL, Saltzgaber J, Havstad SL, Johnson CC, Johnson D, Peterson EL, Alexander G, Couper MP, Ownby DR. Comparison of early-, late-, and non-participants in a school-based asthma management program for urban high school students. Trials. 2011 Jun 6;12:141

Rucker Wright D, Gathers R, Kapke A, Johnson D, Joseph CL. Hair care practices and their association with scalp and hair disorders in African American girls. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Feb;64(2):253-62

Eide MJ, Krajenta R, Johnson D, Long JJ, Jacobsen G, Asgari MM, Lim HW, Johnson CC. Identification of patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer using health maintenance organization claims data. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Jan 1;171(1):123-8

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