Craig W. Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor

Contact

Craig.W.Johnson@uth.tmc.edu
7000 Fannin, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-500-3923
Fax: 713-500-3929

Education

  • Ph.D., 1978, University of Nebraska (Ed Psych-Learning, Statistics, Research Des.)
  • M.A., 1973 University of Nebraska (Special Ed. for the Emotionally Disturbed)
  • B.S., 1967 University of Nebraska (Mathematics; Psychology)
  • B.A., 1966 University of Nebraska (Philosophy)

Research Areas

  • Conducting design, analysis, interpretation, and publication of education and health oriented research and evaluation studies
  • Statistics
  • Human learning
Dr. Johnson has been at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston since 1983. Dr. Johnson's Ph.D. is in educational psychology with specialization in research, statistics and human learning. Dr. Johnson has taught or advised hundreds of faculty and graduate students in design, development, implementation, analysis, interpretation and publication of education and health oriented research and evaluation studies. While at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Johnson has presented or published numerous scholarly papers concerning effective use of computers in education and research (e.g., Hypertutor Therapy for Interactive Instruction, Microcomputer-administered Research: What it means for Educational Researchers, Microcomputer as Teacher/Researcher in a Nontraditional Setting, "Randomized Comparisons Among Health Informatics Students Identify Hypertutorial Features as Improving Web-Based Instruction"). He authored the computer game BlockAIDS - The AIDS Education Game. More recently, Dr. Johnson has become a recognized expert in the area of Web-based courseware research and development. He has developed a theoretical framework for the design of Web-based instruction (WBI) called the HyperTutor Model. Dr Johnson's chief research efforts have focused on the production and evaluation of superior Web-based interdisciplinary learning environments while implementing evidence-based teaching (EBT) randomized control methodologies to evaluate WBI effects in the field. This research not only "bridges the gap", but integrates randomized teaching and learning research with teaching practice, maximizing internal and external validity, while providing a model for WBI research in diverse health, science, mathematics, engineering and technology learning environments. Dr. Johnson is a winner of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/School of Health Information Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award and of the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award.

Publications

1. Johnson, C.W. Effectiveness of a Phone Help Line as Indicated by Students Awareness and Use. Journal of College Student Personnel, May: 227-231, 1976.

2. Johnson, C.W.  Faculty Advising of Students: Important, Neglected, Some Alternatives. College Student Journal, 13(4): 328-331, 1979.

3. Johnson, C.W. , Bukacek, S.E. Goal Attainment and Locus of Control: Life Planning Impacts. Journal of College Student Personnel, 353-357, 1979.

4. Johnson, C.W. , Pinkney, J.W. Outreach: Counseling Service Impacts on Faculty Advising of Students. Journal of College Student Personnel, January: 80-84, 1980.

5. Johnson, C.W. , Neely, M.A. The Relationship of Performance on Six Scales of the Career Development Inventory to Sex, Father's Education, and Father's Occupation. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 53: 917-921, 1981.

6. Johnson, C.W. , Plake, B.S.Interactive Study Lessons to Complement ANOVA. Journal of Educational Research, 75(1): 41-43, 1981.

7. Johnson, C.W.  Running a Completely Automated Experiment by Microcomputer: An Example Program in BASIC. Educational Technology, 22(3): 22-24, 1982.

8. Johnson, C.W.  Microcomputer-administered Research: What it Means for Educational Researchers. Educational Researcher, 11(3): 12-16, 1982.

9. Johnson, C.W.  Microcomputer-administered Research: A Self-Modifying BASIC Routine for Unobtrusive Cassette Data Storage. Paper and program presented at the Microcomputers in Education Conference, March, 1983.

10. Johnson, C.W.  Microcomputer-administered Research: Converting BASIC Variables to card-image Records Readable by Mainframe Software (BMDP, SPSS, etc.). Presented at the Microcomputers in Education Conference, March, 1983.

11. Johnson, C.W. , Hwang, R. Technical Vocabulary Learnability Depends on Familiarity, Comprehensibility and Imagery. Psychological Reports, 53: 767-770, 1983.

12. Johnson, C.W.  Microcomputers in Health Science Behavioral Research. New Titles & News, 141: 5-7, 1984.

13. Johnson, C.W.  Microcomputer-administered Research: A Generalized BASIC Subroutine for Administering Likert Items. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1984.

14. Johnson, C.W. , Bruning, R.J. Concreteness, Imagery, Comprehensibility and Complexity Ratings for Technical Vocabulary. Psychological Reports, 55: 171-179, 1984.

15. Butler, P.G., Johnson, C.W. , Shreve, W.E. Evaluation of a Psychiatry Clerkship: Factors in Success. Journal of Psychiatric Education, 9(4), 1985.

16. Johnson, C.W. , Adams, M.A., Bruning, R. Keywords and Vocabulary Acquisition: Some Words of Caution about Words of Assistance. Educational Communication and Technology Journal, 33(2): 125-138, 1985.

17. Johnson, C.W. , Orban, D.A. Light Pen as Magic Wand: Computerize Classroom Visual Aids using an Extended BASIC. Microcomputers in Education Conference: Tomorrow's Technology, 180-186, 1985.

18. Johnson, C.W. , Orban, D.A. Light Pen as Magic Wand: Computerize Classroom Visual Aids using an Extended BASIC. Educational Technology, 25(3): 20-24, 1985.

19. Fetter, W.J., Johnson, C.W. , Reichenbach, R., Hickson, J. NUTRED: Computerized Nutrition Education a la Carte. Microcomputers in Education Conference: Ethics and Excellence in Computer Education Choice or Mandate, 146-150, 1986.

20. Johnson, C.W.  Assessing Effects of Computer-Based Instructional Innovation in Applied Classroom Settings: An Evaluation Model. Microcomputers in Education Conference: Ethics and Excellence in Computer Education Choice or Mandate, 234-239, 1986.

21. Johnson, C.W.  Ten Pascal Procedures for Controlling Computer-Based Instructional Research and Evaluation Studies. Microcomputers in Education Conference: Ethics and Excellence in Computer Education Choice or Mandate, 240-244, 1986.

22. Johnson, C.W.  A More Rigorous Quasi-Experimental Alternative to the One-Group Pretest-Post-test Design. Educational and Psychological Measurement, Autumn 46(3): 585-591, 1986.

23. Hickson, J.F., Duke, M.A., Risser, W.L., Johnson, C.W. , Palmer, R., Stockton, J.E. Nutritional Intake from Food Sources of High School Football Athletes. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 87(12):, 1656-1659, 1987.

24. Hickson, J.F., Johnson, C.W. , Schrader, J.W., Stockton, J.E. Promotion of Athlete's Nutritional Intake by a University Foodservice Facility. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 87(7): 926-927, 1987.

25. Johnson, C.W. , Hickson, J.F., Fetter, W.J., Reichenbach, D. Microcomputer as Teacher/Researcher in a Nontraditional Setting. Computers in Human Behavior, 3(1): 1-10, 1987.

26. Johnson, C.W. , Fetter, W.F., Koleosho, O.J., Fay, M.A., Smith, G.G. A Computer-Based AIDS Education Game. Eighth Annual Microcomputers in Education Conference: The Emerging Frontier, Interactive Video, Artificial Intelligence and Classroom Technology, 90-94, 1988.

27. Elk, R., Johnson, C.W.  Police Arrest in Domestic Violence,. Response: To the Victimization of Women and Children,, 12(4): 7-13, 1989.

28. Johnson, C.W. , Fetter, W.F. BlockAIDS: Videogames join the fight against AIDS. Ninth Annual Microcomputers in Education Conference Proceedings., 1989

29. 74. Poindexter, S.M., Johnson, C.W. , Frazier, O.H., Lutz, A. Potential Parameters of Nutritional Assessment in the Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Patient: Circumference Measures of Waist, Lower Thigh and Calf. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition National Conference, Miami, Fl Feb. 1989.

30. Johnson, C.W. , Grover, P.A., Fetter, W.J. Block AIDS - the AIDS education game: Impacts on players. Tenth annual Microcomputer in Education Conference Proceedings., 1990.

31. Johnson, C.W. , Grover, P.A. A learner-centered HypterTutor System: Mega Mentor,. Eleventh annual Microcomputers in Education Conference Proceedings., 1991.

32. Grover, P.A., Johnson, C.W.  A Mega Mentor Update: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Hypertutor Model. Thirteenth Annual Microcomputers in Education Conference Proceedings., 1993.

33. Johnson, C.W. , Grover, P.A. Hyper tutor Therapy for Interactive Instruction,. Educational Technology, January 1993, 33(1): 5-16., 1993.

34. Grover, P.A., Johnson, C.W.  A Mega Mentor Update: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Hype tutor Model. Fourteenth Annual Microcomputers in Education Conference Proceedings., 1994.

35. Riggs, J.E., Johnson, C.W. , O'Neill, P., Berens, P. Are Residents' Work Schedules Related to their In-Training Examination Scores?. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 88(5): 891-894., 1996.

36. Johnson, C.W., Oser, G., Abedor, A.J. Web Browser as Medical Educator / Researcher using HTML & JavaScript {D004915} (A Paradigm Shift in Health Care Information Systems: Clinical Infrastructures for the 21st Century-. Proc. AMIA 1998, 1023.

37. Johnson, C.W. Web Browser Implements Unobtrusive Randomized Comparisons of Instruction in Health Informatics Classroom (Transforming Health Care Through Informatics: Cornerstones for a New Information Management Program). Proc. AMIA 1999, 1089.

38. Mayhew, R.B., Svec, T.A., Johnson, C.W., Makins, S.R. Quality of Obturation in Student Cases Instructed by Endodontic versus General Dentistry Faculty. Journal of Endodontics, 25(6): 461-463, 1999.

39. Aggarwahl, V., Rudrapatna, V., Johnson, C.W. Java-based World Wide Web Clinical Trial Data Management. Proc. AMIA 2000, 945.

40. Johnson, C.W. Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Design Students Overwhelmingly Prefer Hyper tutorial Web Based Instruction in Randomized Comparison. Proc. AMIA, 2000, 1040.

41. Torkzadeh, R., Johnson, C.M., Johnson, C.W. The Web-Based Interactive Family History Questionnaire. Proc. AMIA Symp. 2000, 1147.

42. Turley, J.P., Johnson, C.W., Johnson, T.R., Zhang, J. A Clean Slate: initiating a graduate program in health informatics. MD Computing, 18(1): 47-48, 2000.

43. Johnson, C.W. Dental Postgraduates Prefer Hyper tutorial Statistics Lessons in Randomized Web Course Comparisons. Proc, AMIA, 2001.

44. Michea, Y., Phelps, C.L., Johnson, C.W.  Modular Design of Health Education Interactive Multimedia. Proc. AMIA, 2002, 1106.

45. Owens, B.S., Xie, Z., Gregg, P., Phelps, C.L., Johnson, C.W.  Focusing Feedback on Interpersonal Skills: Practice Makes Perfect A Web-Based Tutorial For Standardized Patients. Proc. AMIA, 2002, 1121.

46. Owens, B.S., Xie, Z., Gregg, P., Phelps, C.L., Johnson, C.W.  Focusing Feedback on Interpersonal Skills: Practice Makes Perfect A Web-Based Tutorial For Standardized Patients. Proc. AMIA, 2002.

47. Owens, T., Xie, Z., Gregg, P., Phelps, C.L., Johnson, C.W.  Focusing Feedback on Interpersonal Skills: Practice Makes Perfect: A Web-Based Tutorial For Standardized Patients. Proc. AMIA, 2002,

48. Johnson, C.W. , Katyal, P., Frenzel, J., Ali, A. Hypertutorial and Conventional Web-Based Lessons Evaluated Similarly by Dental Postgraduates in Health Informatics Statistics Course. Proceedings of the IMIA Working Group on Education Conference, Portland, April, 2003.

49. Phelps, C.L., Johnson, C.W.  Research in Health Science Education & Technology: A Specialized Track within the Health Informatics Curriculum. Proceedings of the IMIA Working Group on Education Conference, Portland, April, 2003.

50. Bates JE, Phelps CL, Johnson CW. The Physician's Perception of Medical Error and its Application to the Development of an Educational Training Tool. Proc AMIA Symp 2003;:787.

51. Johnson CW, Xing Y, Yang L. Randomized Comparisons among Health Informatics Students Identify Hypertutorial Features as Improving Web-based Instruction. Proc AMIA Symp 2003;:328-30.

52. Michea Y, Phelps C, Johnson CW. Learner centered software design to empower physiology education. Proc AMIA Symp 2003;:934.

53. Vinh DT, Johnson, CW., Phelps CL. Rigorously assessing whether the data backs the back school. Proc AMIA Symp 2003;:1041.

54. Willcockson IU, Shankar PR, Phelps CL, Johnson CW. Encouraging Adolescents Toward Mental Health Careers via Website Biographies.  Proc AMIA Symp 2003;:1052.

55. Johnson C.W., Vinh DT, Phelps CL., One-hour lecture/demo produces mastery level back safety transfer skills self-efficacy in randomized comparisons among hospital nurses, Medinfo 2004: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 107(Pt 2):889-93, 2004.

56. Sagaram, S., Walji, M., Meric-Bernstam, F., Johnson, C.W. , Bernstam, E.V. Inter-observer agreement for quality measures applied to online health information. MedInfo 2004: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 107(Pt 2) :1308-12, 2004.

57. Walji, M., Sagaram, S., Meric-Bernstam, F., Johnson, C.W. , Bernstam, E.V. Cancer-related complementary and alternative medicine online: factors affecting information retrieval. MedInfo 2004: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 107(Pt 2):1318-22, 2004.

58. Walji, M., Sagaram, S., Sagaram, D., Meric-Bernstam, F., Johnson, C.W. , Mirza, N.Q., Bernstam, E.V. Efficacy of quality criteria to identify potentially harmful information: a cross-sectional survey of complementary and alternative medicine websites. J Med Internet Res, 6(2):e21., 2004.

59. Bernstam, E.V., Sagaram, S., Walji, M., Johnson, C.W. , Meric-Bernstam, F. Usability of quality measures for online health information: can commonly used technical quality criteria be reliably assessed?. Int J med Inf, 74(7-8):675-83, 2005.

60. Chen, J., Phelps, C.L., Pahlavan, P., Johnson, C.W.  Instructional Multimedia Design for Pulpotomy Treatment. American Dental Education Association Proceedings, Tech Expo ADEA 83rd Annual Session, 2005.

61. Edmonson SR, Esquivel A, Mokkarala P, Johnson CW, Phelps CL. Using technology to teach technology: design and evaluation of bilingual online physician education about electronic medical records, AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005;:946.

62. Tadoum RK, Smolij K, Lyn MA, Johnson CW. Predicting childhood sexual or physical abuse: a logistic regression geo-mapping approach to prevention. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 1130.

63. Walji, M., Sagaram, S., Meric-Bernstam, F., Johnson, C.W. , Bernstam, E.V. Searching for cancer-related information online: unintended retrieval of complementary and alternative medicine information. Int J Med Inf, 74(1):685-93, 2005.

64. Rossini. L., Kuzio, B., Deslauriers, R. & Johnson, C.W.  Epicardial autofluorescence Nad(P)H kinetics in the ischemically preconditioned Langerdorff rat heart.  Effects of capsaicin. Part 1. Pharmacologyonline, 3: 125-176, 2005.

65. Rossini. L., Kuzio, B. Violet, C., Rossini, P., Deslauriers, R. & Johnson, C.W.  Epicardial auto-fluorescence Nad(P)H kinetics in the ischemically preconditioned Langerdorff rat heart. Effects of capsaicin. Part 2, Pharmacologyonline, 3: 18-63, 2006.

66. Brixey, J.J., Drobinson, D.J., Johnson, C.W., Johnson, T.R., Turley, J.P. Patel, V.L., & Zhang, J. Towards a hybrid method to categorize interruptions and activities in healthcare. Int J. Med Inform. 76(11-12): 812-20, 2007.

67. Brixey, J.J., Robinson, D.J., Johnson, C.W., Johnson, T.R., Turley, J.P., Zhang J. A concept analysis of the phenomenon interruption. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 30(1):E26-42, 2007 Jan-Mar.

68. Hwang, K.O., Farheen, K., Johnson, C.W., Thomas, E.J., Barnes, A.S., Bernstam, E.V. Quality of weight loss advice on Internet forums. The American Journal of Medicine. 120: 604-609, 2007.

69. Johnson, C.W. , Johnson, R., McKee, J.C. Targeted Early Alert and Intervention for Retention of Health Workforce Students: Academic Risk Factors and Adverse Academic Status, Proceedings of the 2007 Health Workforce Diversity Regional Conferences, Lubbock, TX, March 6, 2007.

70. Johnson, C.W. , Johnson, R., McKee, J.C. Targeted Early-Alert and Early-Intervention for Retention of Nursing Students, Proceedings of the 2007 Student Success Conference: Promoting a Successful Transition from Applicant to Registered Nurse, Houston, TX, April 15, 2007.

71. Johnson, R., Johnson, C.W. , McKee, J.C. Targeted Early Alert and Intervention for Student Retention, Proceedings of the 2007 Health Workforce Diversity Regional Conferences, El Paso, TX. May 4, 2007.

72. Johnson, C.W. , Johnson, R., McKee, J.C. Targeted Early Alert and Intervention for Retention of Health Workforce Students: Academic Risk Factors and Adverse Academic Status, (Research Update 1), Proceedings of the 2007 Health Workforce Diversity Regional Conferences, El Paso, TX, May 4, 2007.

73. Johnson, C.W. , Johnson, R., McKee, J.C. Targeted Early Alert and Intervention for Retention of Health Workforce Students: Academic Risk Factors and Adverse Academic Status, (Research Update 2), Proceedings of the 2007 Health Workforce Diversity Regional Conferences, Houston, TX, June 12, 2007.

74. Johnson, C.W. , Johnson, R., McKee, J.C. Targeted Early Alert and Intervention for Retention of Health Workforce Students: Academic Risk Factors and Adverse Academic Status, (Research Update 3), Proceedings of the 2007 Health Workforce Diversity Regional Conferences, McAllen, TX, July 12, 2007.

75. Bernstam E.V., Walji M.F., Sagaram S., Sagaram, D., Johnson, C.W. , Meric-Bernstam, F. Commonly cited Web site quality criteria are not effective at identifying inaccurate online information about breast cancer. Cancer, 112(6), 1206-13. DOI 10.1002/cncr.23308. Published online 11 February 2008 in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com).

76. Brixey, J.J., Tang, Z., Robinson, D.J., Johnson, C.W., Johnson, T.R., Turley, J.P., Patel, V.L., Zhang, J., Interruptions in a level one trauma center: a case study. Int J Med Inform. 2008 Apr;77(4):235-41. Epub 2007 Jun 14.

77. Hwang, K.O., Childs, J.H., Goodrick, K., Aboughali, W.A., Thomas, E.J., Johnson, C. W., Yu, S.C., Bernstam, E.V.. Explanations for unsuccessful weight loss among bariatric surgery candidates. Obesity Surgery. DOI 10.1007/s11695-008-9573-0, 2008.

78. Zhang, H., Zhu, M., Walji, M. Hanna, R., Johnson, C.W. Factors influencing clinical treatment for severe chronic periodontitis. Proc. AMIA Annual Symp, November. 2008.

79. Hwang, K.O., Hamadah, A.M., Johnson, C.W., Thomas, E.J., Goodrick, G.K., Bernstam, E.V. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea on the Internet: Randomized trial. American Journal of Medicine.122(10):961.e1-961.e6, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2009.03.031.

80. Johnson, C.W., Johnson, R., Kim, M., & Mckee, J.C. Personal Background Preparation Survey for early identification of nursing students at risk for attrition. Journal of Nursing Education. 48(11):606-613, 2009. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20090716-06, 2009. Online Advanced Release 30 July 2009 in Journal of Nursing Education: http://www.journalofnursingeducation.com/advanced.asp

81. Johnson, C.W., Johnson, R., Mckee, J.C., & Kim, M.. Using the personal background preparation survey to identify health science professions students at risk for adverse academic events. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 14(5):739-752, 2009. DOI 10.1007/s10459-009-9156-4.” [Epub ahead of print] Online First 12 February 2009 in Advances in Health Sciences Education: http://www.springerlink.com/content/82826846w2477345/

82. Willcockson, I.U., Johnson, C.W., Hersh, W., & Bernstam, E.V. Predictors of student success in graduate biomedical informatics training: introductory course and program success. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 16(6):837-846, 2009, First published August 28, 2009 as JAMIA PrePrint.

83. Hwang, K.O., Hamadah, A.M., Johnson, C.W., Thomas, E.J., Goodrick, G.K., Bernstam, E.V. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea on the Internet: Randomized trial. (2010). Excerpted with commentary by K.O. Hwang in T. Lee-Chiong (Ed.). Best of Sleep Medicine 2010: An Annual Collection of Scientific Literature (Vol. 1) (pp. 170-171). Seattle, WA, CreateSpace, ISBN 1451516010.

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