Ragan Johnson
Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing

Ragan Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, is an associate clinical professor at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Johnson earned a DNP with a public health concentration in 2012 and a MS in Nursing in 2005, both from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. She received her BS in nursing from Tennessee State University in 2001. Her nursing and advanced practice nursing career has focused on improving health equity and caring for patients from underserved communities.

Dr. Johnson has focused her scholarship on translating evidence-based interventions to the communities at risk. She has a strong passion for reducing new infections of HIV among Black adolescents and young adults. She has used barbers and barber shops as community venues to reach hardly reached populations, at places and with the people they trust. Currently, Dr. Johnson is serving as Co-Investigator on one funded grant for Black women in salons to increase knowledge, awareness, and utility of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). She is also Co-Investigator on a second grant aimed to increase conversations between Black fathers and sons around healthy sexual behavior.

Current Research Interests

Sexual Health
Health promotion and disease prevention
Health disparities
Health Equity
Community engaged research
Clinical education

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