The College of Life Sciences

Johnston, James

Health Science

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

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Interests
HLTH 322 Environmental Health
HLTH 422 Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness
 Research Interests
Occupational Health and Safety, Biological Safety, Indoor Air Quality
 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, 2011-2014
  • National Environmental Health Association, 2011-2014
 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

Spring 2015
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 002
Winter 2015
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 006
Fall 2014
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 002
  • HLTH 422: Disaster Response & Emer Prep Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 009
  • HLTH 698R: Public Health Project Section 014
Summer 2014
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 015

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presentations

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 .