Professor, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University.
UM Colleague: Arland Thornton
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Johnson's research interests include human fertility, morbidity, mortality, and methods of demographic analysis. She is especially interested in racial differences in physical disability and causes of death, and how these differ between nonmetro and metro areas in the U.S. Her current research includes a project on racial crossovers in morbidity, disability and mortality, and one on aging and eldercare.
Glasgow, Nina, Lois Wright Morton, and Nan Johnson. 2004. Critical Issues in Rural Health. Blackwell Publishing.
Tanaka, K., and Nan Johnson. 2008. "The shifting roles of women in intergenerational mutual caregiving in Japan: The importance of peace, population growth, and economic expansion." Journal of Family History, 33(1): 96-120. DOI. Abstract.
Jenkins, Kristi R., Nan Johnson, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2007. "Patterns and Associations of Body Weight Among Older Adults in Two Asian Societies." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 22(1): 83-99. DOI. Abstract.