Johnston, James

Health Science

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2045  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4226

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Interests
HLTH 428 Sampling & Exposure Assessment
HLTH 322 Environmental Health
HLTH 422 Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness
 Research Interests
Indoor Environmental Quality, Occupational Health and Safety, Biological Safety
 Education
  • Ph.D., Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah, 2010
  • M.S.P.H., Pubilc Health, University of Utah, 2000
  • B.S., Microbiology, Weber State University, 1998
 Experience

Professional
  • Environmental Monitoring Manager, University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics, 2010-2012
  • Research Biosafety Manager, University of Utah, Department of Environmental Health & Safety, 2004-2010
  • Industrial Hygienist, Utah Labor Commission, 2001-2004
  • Industrial Hygienist, Bechtel BWTC, Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory, 2000-2001

 Memberships
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2011-Present
  • National Environmental Health Association, 2011-Present
 Honors and Awards
  • American Biological Safety Association : Robert I. Gross Memorial Award
  • Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health : Golden Pump Award
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education : Industrial Hygiene Graduate Fellowship
 Courses Taught

Summer 2017
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 006
Spring 2017
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 002
  • HLTH 688R: Field Experience Section 013
Winter 2017
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 001
  • HLTH 428: Sampling & Exposure Assess Lab Section 001
  • HLTH 691R: Mentored Research Section 019
Fall 2016
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 002
  • HLTH 428: Sampling & Exposure Assess Lab Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 008

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sanjel S, Khanal SN, Thygerson SM, Carter WS, Johnston JD, Joshi SK. 2017. Respiratory symptoms and illnesses related to the concentration of airborne particulate matter among brick kiln workers in Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Annals of Occupational and Environmental Health. 29(9).  doi:DOI : 10.1186/s40557-017-0165-0

Johnston JD, Kruman B, Nelson M, Merrill RM, Graul R, Hoybjerg T, Tuttle S, Myers S, Cook R, Weber KS. 2017. Differential effects of air conditioning type on residential endotoxin levels in a semi-arid climate. Indoor Air. 1-9. <website> doi:10.1111/ina.12369

Johnston JD, Barney T, Crandall J, Brown M, Westover T, Paulson S, Smith M, Weber KS. 2017. Prevalence of dust mite allergens in low-income homes with evaporative coolers in a semi-arid climate. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health.  doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2017.1282846

Sloan CD, Weber FX, Bradshaw RK, Philipp TJ, Barber WB, Palmer VL, Graul RJ, Tuttle SC, Chartier RT, Johnston JD. 2016. Elemental analysis of infant airborne particulate exposures. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology.  doi:10.1038/jes.2016.77

Johnston JD, Merrill RM, Zimmerman GC, Collingwood SC, Reading JC. 2016. Factors associated with biosafety level-2 research workers' laboratory exit hand washing behaviors and glove removal compliance. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 13(4):254-264.

Johnston JD, Tuttle SC, Nelson MC, Bradshaw RK, Hoybjerg TG, Johnson JB, Kruman BA, Orton TS, Cook RB, Eggett DL, et al. 2016. Evaporative Cooler Use Influences Temporal Indoor Relative Humidity but not Dust Mite Allergen Levels in Homes in a Semi-arid Climate. PLOS ONE. 11(1).  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147105

Johnston JD, Magnusson BM, Eggett DL, Collingwood SC, Bernhardt SA. 2015. Comparison of single-point and continuous sampling methods for estimating residential indoor temperature and humidity. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 12(11):785-794.  doi:10.1080/15459624.2015.1047024

Sloan CD, Philipp TJ, Bradshaw RK, Chronister S, Barber WB, Johnston JD. 2015. Applications of GPS-tracked personal and fixed-location PM2.5 continuous exposure monitoring. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association. 66(1):53-65.  doi:10.1080/10962247.2015.1108942

Johnston JD, Magnusson BM, Eggett DL, Mumford K, Collingwood SC, Bernhardt SA. 2014. Sensor drift and predicted calibration intervals of handheld temperature and relative humidity meters under residential field-use conditions. Journal of Environmental Health. October 2014.

Johnston JD, Eggett DL, Johnson MJ, Reading JC. 2014. The influence of risk perception on biosafety level-2 laboratory workers' hand-to-face contact behaviors. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 11(9):625-632. <website> doi:10.1080/15459624.2014.887206

Johnston JD, Thygerson SM, Johnson MJ, Reading JC. 2013. Hand washing quality among biosafety level-2 research laboratory workers. Applied Biosafety. 18(3):116-121.

Ashton C, Bernhardt SA, Lowe M, Mietchen M, Johnston JD. 2012. Comparison of HIV/AIDS Rates Between U.S.-Born Blacks and African-Born Blacks in Utah, 2000-2009. The Open Aids Journal. 6(Suppl 1: M13):156-162. <website>

Chessin SJ, Johnston JD. 2002. Thermal Loading as a Causal Factor in Exceeding the 0.1 PPM Laboratory Fume Hood Control Level. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 17(7):512-518.

Johnston JD, Chessin SJ, Chesnovar BW, Lillquist DR. 2000. The Effect of Thermal Loading on Laboratory Fume Hood Performance. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 15(11):863-868.

Presentations

Nielsen N, Palmer V, Bradshaw R, Thacker EL, Johnston JD. Estimating children's exposure to indoor particulate matter (PM10) using a statistical prediction model. American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo. Seattle, WA. 2017 .

Hendrickson NR, Cooper VC, Sloan CD, Chaney RA, Johnston JD. Personal exposure to fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) while commuting: An examination of six transport modes on an urban arterial roadway. American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo. Seattle, WA. 2017 .

Palmer V, Nielsen N, Cox A, Bradshaw R, Brown M, Barney T, Graul RJ, Torgersen B, Tuttle SC, Thacker EL, et al. Development of a model to predict preadolescent children's indoor PM10 exposures. NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2016 .

Graul RJ, Tuttle SC, Kruman BA, Nelson MC, Hoybjerg TG, Meyers S, Cook RB, Eggett DL, Weber KS, Johnston JD. Differences in indoor dust endotoxin levels based on type of air conditionig in homes in a semi-arid climate. NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2016 .

Brown M, Barney T, Westover T, Paulson S, Smith M, Crandall J, Weber KS, Johnston JD. Dust mite allergens in low-income homes with evaporative coolers in a semi-arid climate. NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2016 .

Davis SF, Cox A, Magnusson BM, Crandall A, Jensen A, Larsen B, Torgersen B, Johnston JD. Factors influencing radon testing behaviors among Utah County residents. NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2016 .

Johnston JD. House dust mites in Utah's semi-arid Climate?. Utah Asthma Task Force. Salt Lake City, UT. 2016 .

Johnston JD, Davis SF, Magnusson BM, Novilla ML, Torgersen BK, Abigail G. Radon knowledge, attitudes, and testing among Utah County residents. EPA Region 8 Radon Stakeholders Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. 2016 .

Sloan CD, Bradshaw R, Philip T, Barber B, Walker V, Graul R, Tuttle C, Johnston J. GPS-enable real-time concentration and composition of PM2.5 in an infant population. Geomed. Florence, Italy. 2015 .

Johnston JD. Factors Influencing Hand Hygiene in the Biosafety Level-2 (BSL-2) Laboratory. 31st Annual Utah Conference on Safety and Industrial Hygiene. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. 2014 .

Johnston JD, Johnson MJ. Quality of hand washing among biosfety level 2 laboratory workers. 54th Annual Conference of the American Biological Safety Association. Anaheim, CA. 2011 .

Johnson MJ, Johnston JD. Evaluating glove use in the biosafety level-2 research laboratory. 53rd Annual American Biological Safety Association Conference. Denver, CO. 2010 .

Johnston JD, Reading JC, Johnson MJ, Richardson GE. Hand hygiene in the biosafety level 2 lab: Is it a matter of training?. 53rd Annual American Biological Safety Association Conference. Denver, CO. 2010 .

Johnston JD, Johnson MJ. Hand-to-face contact as a route of transmission in the biosafety level 2 laboratory. 53rd Annual American Biological Safety Association Conference. Denver, CO. 2010 .

Chessin SJ, Johnston JD, Stephenson D, Lillquist DR. The effect of thermally hot operations on fume hood performance: A tracer gas analysis. American Industrial Hygiene Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. 2000 .

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