About Dr. Johnson...
Dr. Johnson has been the Executive Director of Public Health and Environment of Jefferson County (CO) Department of Health and Environment since April 1990. He was raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, and attended Campion Academy and Pacific Union College before going to medical school in Loma Linda, California. After graduation from medical school, he served for three years as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in the National Health Service Corps in Springfield, Colorado, a rural community in the southeast corner of the state. He is currently a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corps.
Dr. Johnson received his specialty training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and became board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health in 1988. He served as the Medical Director for the Center for Health Promotion at Loma Linda University, then as the Director for Preventive Medicine Services and the State Epidemiologist in Wyoming before moving back to Colorado in 1990.
He has been active in national and state public health and medical organizations, serving as the President and then the Affiliate Representative to the American Public Health Association for both the Wyoming and Colorado Public Health Associations. He also has been an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates and a delegate to the Colorado Medical Society’s House of Delegates for the past seven years. He currently is finishing a nine-year term on the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is also serving as a member of the Preventive Medicine Residency Review Committee. He has been active in the administration of health care in Colorado, serving on the Boards of Trustees for the PorterCare Adventist Health System, the Centura Health System, and the Adventist Health System.
Lifestyle Medicine: Evidence-based Medicine for the 21st Century
In this presentation, Dr. Johnson reviews Intensive Lifestyle Intervention (ILI) in the management and treatment of chronic disease (e.g. CHD, DM2, Obesity, HTN, Metabolic syndrome).