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Ph.D., Marquette University
NURS 3956H: Honors Nursing Practicum
NURS 6007: Ethics, Policy and Health Care Advocacy
NURS 6010: Research and Evidence
NURS 6540: Seminar in Child and Family Health
NURS 8001: Foundations for Scholars
NURS 8982: Doctoral Research Practicum
NURS 9988: Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Preparation
NURS 9998: Doctoral Dissertation Continuation
The aim of Dr. Johnson's research is the development of knowledge and interventions to decrease child challenging behaviors and improve the health of persons with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and their caregivers. She works with an interdisciplinary team as part of the Marquette Autism Initiative. She studies family care-giving stress, family functioning and quality of life as well as exercise as medicine including swimming programs for children with autism and their caregivers. Her community engaged program of research uses mixed methodology. She developed a copyrighted iPhone autism Health Care Manager app. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Pediatric Nursing Research Consortium involved in translational research, implementation evaluation, and developing and evaluating staff development curriculums for pediatric hospitals.
American Academy of Nursing bioethics expert panel
American Nursing Association
Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin
Centers for Independence, Milwaukee, Board Member
International Family Nurses Association
International Society Autism Research (INSAR)
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
St. Coletta of Wisconsin, Board Member
Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Wisconsin Nursing Association
Pediatric Primary Care
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC)
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American Academy of Nursing, Fellow (2021)
Julie Lathrop Nursing Research Award, Children’s Wisconsin (2020)
Fulbright Specialist in Global Public Health (2017-2022)
Journal of Pediatric Health Care's Leah Harrison Excellence in Clinical Writing Award for 2017.
Copyright Recognition Award for: Going to MRI for a Research Study iPad Application 2016
Developmental Behavioral Mental Health (DBMH) SIG Advocacy Award 2016
2021: Battling the Bottleneck: Increasing Capacity for ASD Diagnosis within Primary Healthcare Across WI, Co-I, Medical College of Wisconsin/Advancing Healthier Wisconsin (PI K.Koth Medical College of WI)
2019: Co-I (PI: McDermott, K. & Costello, A.) Evaluating the Implementation of an Innovative Intradisciplinary, Multi-Patient Simulation Experience Pilot in a University Setting, NAPNAP Wisconsin Chapter Research Award grant.
2019: PI ( CO-PI Bekhet, A., Ng, A., VanHecke, A.) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Funding for the Development of an effective fitness intervention for caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Marquette University Athletic and Human Performance Research Center.
2019-2021: CO-I (PI Van Hecke, A. & Jepsen, L.) “Presidents Challenge Next Step Clinic". Johnson Controls
2019: Co-PI (Co-PI Bekhet, A.) "A Swimming Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Impact of Child Challenging Behaviors and Caregiver's Psychological Well-Being," Sponsored by Committee on Research Marquette University SFF/RRG.
2019: Co-PI (Co-PI: Bekhet, A., Co-I: Ng, A., VanHecke, A.) "Development of an effective fitness intervention for caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder," Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin.
2018-2019: Co-PI (Co-PI: Lerret, S. Co-I: Garnier-Villarreal, M. Ahamed, S. I.) "Peds THINk (Transition to Home INtervention): Nursing Interventions to Improve Discharge Outcomes," CTSI/ NIH Traditional Pilot Award. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Award Number UL1TR001436.
2018-2021: Co-PI (Co-PI: Lerret, S., Co-I: Polfuss, M. (Co-Investigator), "Pediatric SM - THINk (Self-Management Transition to Home Intervention): Nursing Intervention to Improve Hospital Discharge Outcomes," Pediatric Nursing Consortium of Milwaukee
2018-2019: Co-PI (Co-PI: Van Hecke, A. V., Carlson, M. E., Krueger, W., Co-I: Young, T. Makky, K., Walker-Dalhouse, D. J. Supporting: Levine, E., Barrington, A., "Explorer Challenge: Interdisciplinary Autism Initiative," Sponsored by Marquette University, Marquette University.
2018: "Knowledge exchange in child & family nursing: University College Dublin School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, Dublin Ireland," Fulbright Specialist: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State.
2017-2019: CO-PI (Co-PI: Van Hecke, A. V.). "WI Act Early ECQUiP Project University of WI Subaward No. 734K753 to Marquette University (MSN197506), Health Research Services Administration, State.
2016-2018: PI ( Supporting: Ahamed, S. I.) "Using an iPad application to prepare for Imaging," Marquette University Innovation Funds, Marquette University.