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Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Current Research Interests

  • Health promotion of African-Americans
  • Black racial identity
  • Genetics & Obesity


Representative Publications

Cook, T. & Johnson, R.  (In Process).  Perceived Pharmacy Needs of a Low Income Community.

Barlett, V. & Johnson, R.  (2009).  God and Genes in the Caring Professions: Clinician and Clergy Attitudes Towards Religion and Genetics.  American Journal of Medical Genetics, 151C, 41-51.

Johnson, R., Williams, S., & Spruill, I. (2006).  Genomics to health:  Nutrition, obesity and diabetes.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 38(1), 1-8.

Frazier, L., Johnson, R., & Sparks, E. (2005).  Genomics to health: Cardiovascular conditions.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37(4),315-321.

Johnson, R. L. (2005).  Gender differences on health promoting behaviors of African Americans.  Journal of Public Health Nursing, 22(2), 130-137.

Johnson, R. L. (2005).  Health promotion: A theoretical overview with an African American perspective comparison.  Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 9(1), 6-10.



  • Journal of Genetic Counseling
  • Human Genetics
  • International Migration Journal


Professional Organizations

  • National Black Nurses Association                                           
  • Nashville Chapter National Black Chapter Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Iota Chapter