Jessica K. Johnson is a Master’s student at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and Mailman School of Public Health. She will be working on the HEALing Communities Study (HCS) under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Dawn Goddard-Eckrich.
Prior to Columbia University, Jessica worked for five years at RFCUNY’s Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP) – a medical surveillance program and research study for former Department of Energy (DOE) workers. During her time with WHPP, she enrolled hundreds of former DOE workers, conducted their medical and occupational intakes and coordinated their medical screenings for various occupational diseases and conditions. Before beginning her work with SIG, Jessica interned with NYC Health + Hospitals Test & Trace Corps and worked on eviction prevention policy for NYC residents at risk of eviction due to COVID-19.
Currently, Jessica’s research interests include how social determinants impact access to health care, health care utilization and health outcomes.