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Ted Johnson, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Director

Center for Health in Aging 

Program Director

Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center 

Paul W. Seavey Chair in Medicine

Chief

General Med & Geriatrics

Interim Chief

Hospital Medicine

Atlanta Site Director

Birmingham/ Atlanta VA Geriatrics Rehabilitation, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Phone: 404-727-1360

Email: tmjohns@emory.edu

 

Biography

 

Ted Johnson received his MD from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed his fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Johnson attained his MPH at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine within the Emory School of Medicine and holds secondary appointments as Professor in the Department of Urology and in the Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, of Emory University.  Dr. Johnson’s directorships include: Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Emory; Director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center for Health in Aging; Program Director of the Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center; and

Dr. Johnson is the recipient of several federal and VA peer-reviewed grants and sees patients needing specialty care for lower urinary tract disorders at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur, GA, and at the Wesley Woods Center of Emory University. Though his primary clinical research focus is that of lower urinary tract disorders and nocturia, as a geriatrician Dr. Johnson is particularly concerned with understanding the functional capacity and quality-of-life experiences of persons as they age, to include building better communities that are safer for and more attentive to the needs of older adults.

 

Publications

 

Vandenberg AE, van Beijnum B, Capezuti EE, Overdevest VG, Johnson TM 2nd. Technology as a contributor to nursing home falls: findings from a cross-national site comparison. Gerontologist 55(2) Nov 2015 521. Presented at 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society

Perkins MM, Halpin SN, Cooper H, Justice AC, Johnson TM 2nd, McInnes D, Rentsch C, RImland D. Social Determinants of Health of Veterans Aging with HIV: A Phenomenological Study. Gerontologist 55(2) Nov 2015 41. Presented at 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society

Johnson TM 2nd, Capezuti E, Whalen T, Vandenberg AE, Taylor T, Cohen M. Predicting resident bed exits in long-term care. Accepted for presentation at the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society

Vandenberg AE, Johnson TM 2nd, Clevenger C, Nadel L, Perkins M, Vaughan C, Master V, Jones BD. “Everybody don’t have the same stride”: Clinic Staff Views on Gait Speed Measurement Applications. Accepted for presentation at the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society

Johnson TM 2nd, Ray J, Ake B, Goese D, Jones BD, Folds D. A pilot test of an in-home, minimally intrusive sensor kit for nocturia. Accepted for presentation at Presidential Poster Session of the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society

Johnson TM 2nd, Arya S. Editorial Comment. Urology. 2016 Aug 1. pii: S0090-4295(16)30375-2. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.03.074. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27492668.

Halpin SN, Rimland D, Cooper H, Johnson TM 2nd, McInnes K, Ohl M, & Perkins M. Religion, Gender, and HIV: Seeking Support and Circumventing Stigma in the Church. Gerontologist. 2016 Nov 56(3) 81 (presented at 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society)

Carnahan R, Johnson TM 2nd. Making a Bad Diagnosis Worse? Suspect Drug Management of Urinary Incontinence in Persons with Dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov 24. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14657. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27882548 

Johnson TM 2nd, Clevenger CK, Elkins J. The vulnerable elderly and bladder dysfunction: is this 'urinary incompetence'? (Editorial) Int J Clin Pract. 2016 Jun;70(6):432-3. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12763. No abstract available. PMID: 27238961

Johnson TM 2nd, Spell NO 3rd, and the Vanderbilt Patient Advocacy and Reporting System Writing Cognition Group. Using Patient Complaints to Identify Physicians with Evidence of Cognitive Impairment. Emerging Concepts in Health Services Research: 4th Annual Health Services Research Day at Emory. 2017.

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