Jeff Johnson, PhD Chair
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|Dr. Johnson is Chair of the ACHORD Group. He holds a Government of Canada Research Chair in Diabetes Health Outcomes and a Senior Health Scholar award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (now called Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions). Jeff leads many of the ACHORD research projects, including studies of the measurement of health-related quality of life in diabetes, epidemiologic studies of diabetes and major comorbidities and complications, pharmacoepidemiologic studies of drug therapy in diabetes, economic analyses of diabetes care, evaluating alternative delivery strategies to improve the quality of diabetes care, and in the evaluation of policies and alternative care delivery strategies to improve the efficiency and quality of care in diabetes.
Apart from his primary interests in diabetes health outcomes, Jeff collaborates with other colleagues in areas such as dialysis, osteoporosis, stroke and cardiology, often providing support in the assessment of patient-reported outcomes in these chronic medical conditions. As a pharmacist, Jeff is also interested generally in pharmaceutical policy and the formulary decision-making process.
Jeff is currently a Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Alberta and a Fellow with the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, as well as in the College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona.
Jeff received a B.S.P. with Distinction in 1988 and a M.Sc. in clinical pharmacy/ pharmacoepidemiology in 1994, both from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from The University of Arizona in 1996, majoring in pharmaceutical economics.