The College of Life Sciences

Johnston, James

Health Science

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


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 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
Spring 2013
  • HLTH 322: Environmental Health Section 001

Selected Publications
Journal Articles

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.