faculty profile

Rolanda Johnson   PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Joseph A. Johnson, Jr., Distinguished Leadership Professor

Current Research/Scholarly 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, RL. (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