Heather M. Johnson, MD, MS

Position title: Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Email: hm2@medicine.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-0891

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Research

Heather M. Johnson, MD, MS is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her primary clinical and research focus is to improve the evidence-based management of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. She is a Preventive Cardiologist board certified in Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology, and she is an American Society of Hypertension Specialist in Clinical Hypertension.

Dr. Johnson is a health services researcher with the University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program and an NIH-funded investigator (NHLBI 1K23HL112907; Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Hypertension Control in Young Adults). In July 2010, Dr. Johnson was selected as a University of Wisconsin Centennial Scholar for her research. She has developed a research program that utilizes health outcomes data and qualitative methodology to improve the management of hypertension and the delivery of cardiovascular preventive services to young adults. Dr. Johnson has evaluated predictors and mechanisms of subclinical atherosclerosis with the University of Wisconsin Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program and the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. She has studied the effects of tobacco cessation and smoking on mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and the use of carotid intima-media thickness to improve evidence-based cardiovascular disease risk factor management.