Lauren Gabrielle Johnson

Assistant Professor of Instruction
1316 W Ontario St


Lauren G. Johnson, PhD, RN, is a nurse scientist and leader who is passionate about eliminating disparities in women’s health outcomes. Dr. Johnson currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Temple University’s College of Public Health. After obtaining her BSN in 2014, she practiced as a registered nurse at Penn Medicine and gained clinical expertise in women’s health and medical-surgical nursing. She completed her PhD in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 and T32 postdoctoral training in cancer epidemiology at Columbia University in 2019. Informed by implementation science and epidemiology, Dr. Johnson’s program of research has focused on addressing global inequities in cervical cancer burden by improving prevention programming in resource-limited settings including Botswana and South Africa. At Temple, she plans to shift her research focus to a gap identified in her clinical practice—maternal morbidity and mortality for Black women in the United States. In addition to research and practice, Dr. Johnson enjoys preparing the next generation of nurses to meet the challenges that plague our inequitable healthcare system. She has teaching experience in both clinical and academic settings in subjects such as global health, nursing theory, epidemiology, health assessment and women’s health.


  • PhD, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




NURS 1003

Introduction to the Nursing Profession


NURS 2144

Health Assessment


NURS 2189

Nursing Community Home I


NURS 2289

Community Home II


NURS 3189

Generalist Nursing Practice III: Maternal Child Health Nursing


NURS 3489

Community Home IV