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

Summer 2014
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 015
Spring 2014
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 002
  • HLTH 688R: Field Experience Section 014
Winter 2014
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 001
  • HLTH 422: Disaster Response & Emer Prep Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 007
Fall 2013
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 002
  • HLTH 422: Disaster Response & Emer Prep Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 009
  • HLTH 688R: Field Experience Section 014

Selected Publications
Journal Articles

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

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

Johnston J, 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 Oct.

Johnston J, 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 Oct.

Chessin SJ, Johnston J, 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 May.