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Chandrika Johnson

C. Johnson

Dr. Chandrika Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Health Education in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects at Fayetteville State University. Dr. Johnson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and her Ph.D. in Health Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. 

Prior to coming to Fayetteville State University, she taught Health and Physical Education in the Cumberland County Public School System.  She also has previous experience as a Health Educator at various hospitals and non-profit organizations. Dr. Johnson has worked at Fayetteville State University since 2005 and teaches health education classes.  In fall 2007, she designed and developed the first on-line classes (Drug Education and Nutrition), in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Human Services.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Minority populations, specifically African Americans in addressing disease prevention.  

HIV/AIDS and STD prevention and reproductive health.

Cancer Screening and Prevention. 

Diabetes Education and Weight Loss.



AWARDS/HONORS

Advisor of the Year for the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects at Fayetteville State University, 2014-2015.

Teacher of the Year for the Department of Health, Physical Education and Human Services at Fayetteville State University, 2011-2012.

Graduate Dean Fellowship, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2008-2011.

Maralee Garland Graduate Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville  2004-2005.

Future Health Educator of the Year, Fayetteville State University, 2000.   



PUBLICATIONS

Brown, S.L., Gumayan, R. Land, D., Johnson, C and Miller, K. (2014) Expert Panel Consensus for and Analysis of Key Attributes on Websites devoted to Weight Control. American Journal of Health Education, 45(6), 322-334.  

M'Cormack, F. A.D, Aguilar, D. P., Yannessa, J. F., & Johnson, C. (2010). How to use Second Life® as a teaching strategy for Sexual Health Education. Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina, 10(1), 81-90.  

Brown, S., & Johnson, C. (2010). Weight loss best practice: Delphi Assessment and Literature Review. International Electronic Journal of Health Education.     



PRESENTATIONS

Alexandrova, M., Johnson, C., Gautam, Y., & Bradley, J. (2015, April). Russian Perspective: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), HPV-related Diseases, and HPV vaccination in college students. Poster presentation at the Society for Public Health Education's (SOPHE) 66th Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.  

Elliott, G. & Johnson, C. (2014, April). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Obstacles Leading to Childhood Obesity. Presentation at the 2nd Annual Human Performance and Leisure Studies Symposium, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC.  

Elliott, G. & Johnson, C. (2011, November). Jumping for Hoops: Fayetteville State University Undergraduate Majors. Presentation at the 2011 North Carolina American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), North Carolina Regional Convention, Winston-Salem, NC.  

Ding, K., Birch, D., Ford-Wade, A., Johnson, C., M'Cormack, F. A. D., Perez, M. A., & Holt, A., Lindstadt, A., & Smith, B. (2011, March). Ethnic/racial diversity among professional preparation faculty in health education. Presentation at the 2011 American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition, American Association of Health Education, San Diego, CA.  

Alexandrova, M., Johnson, C., Mustafa, k., Gautam, Y., & Mustafa, M. (2010, March). Simple way to patient education: Case study on HPV vaccination. Presentation at the 2010 American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.   

Brown, S. & Johnson, C. (2010, March). Weight loss best practice: Delphi assessment and literature review. Presentation at the 2010 American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN. Johnson, C. Ethics, health education and the university athlete. (2009, April). Poster presentation at the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition, Tampa, FL.

M'Cormack, F., Auguilar, D., & Johnson, C. Health promotion in Second Life. (2009, March). Technology presentation at the HEDIR Technology Seminar, American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition, Tampa, FL.



Professional Affiliations

Eta Sigma Gamma, National Professional Health Education Honorary.
Society of Health and Physical Educators.
Society of Public Health Education.



Courses Taught
UNDERGRADUATE

HEED 112      Health and Wellness
HEED 212      Health Promotion and Wellness
HEED 300      Human Sexuality
HEED 301      Drug Education
HEED 311      Environmental Health
HEED 410      Epidemiology
HEED 411      Public Health Problems
HEED 420      Nutrition

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