Christopher Johnson, Ph.D.

Christopher Johnson, Ph.D.

Christopher Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health and director of the Master of Health Administration Program, has been selected as a Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Management Education (CAHME) Fellow for 2011-2013.

The accreditation fellowship program is designed for individuals with the potential to make significant contributions to health services administration education. During his appointment, Dr. Johnson will have opportunities to work with highly regarded practitioners from significant organizations in the health care industry and academicians from leading health care education programs who serve as commissioners.

Fellows participate in all commission activities, which offer them the opportunity to learn about the process, achievements and challenges of evaluating professional education. They serve as the secretary for three to four accreditation surveys during the term of their appointment, attend two commission meetings over an approximate two-year period and participate in the fellowship training programs.

Dr. Johnson’s research has been funded by numerous sources, including the National Science Foundation, U.S. Administration on Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research on Quality (AHRQ), The Commonwealth Fund, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs and numerous state contracts. He received an AHRQ dissertation grant in 1997, an Extendicare Faculty Fellowship award in 1999, and was a co-recipient for papers of the year awards in 2000 (National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation) and 2001 (Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy). He was also one of the first non-clinicians to receive a Merit Review Entry Program Career Development Award in 2002 from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration with a Ph.D. minor in Business Administration (organization theory concentration) from the University of Minnesota and is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell