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Rebecca Emily Johnson, PhD

Rebecca Emily Johnson, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

Rebecca Johnson PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in Medical Social Sciences. She is a social gerontologist with interests in the lived experiences of older people and the places where older people are aging, and was PI for the baseline assessment of the age friendliness of the City of Chicago
Her current work focuses on building the capacity of non-usual stakeholders to engage with health research and researchers and is funded by PCORIs Eugene Washington Award. Dr. Johnson leads the HAPE...[Read full text]
Rebecca Johnson PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in Medical Social Sciences. She is a social gerontologist with interests in the lived experiences of older people and the places where older people are aging, and was PI for the baseline assessment of the age friendliness of the City of Chicago
Her current work focuses on building the capacity of non-usual stakeholders to engage with health research and researchers and is funded by PCORIs Eugene Washington Award. Dr. Johnson leads the HAPEER project (Home Care Aides Patient Centered Education and Engagement), engages with faith based communities in a Train the Trainer program of research engagement; and contributes to the Bureau of Sages. She is also a partner with Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging delivering the qualitative component of the Age Well Study, a first of its kind five-year analysis of the health benefits of living in a Life Plan Community.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Durham University (1992)