Eric Johnson, PhD, MPH

PhoEric Johnson

Eric Johnson, PhD, has been working in pharmacoepidemiology for 20 years. His research describes prognosis in the usual care setting and the prediction of clinical events that matter to patients, providers, and policymakers. That research is conducted by the Center for Health Research's Predictive Analytics Unit, which specializes in developing pragmatic prediction tools that work with electronic health records. Dr. Johnson co-directs the Predictive Analytics Unit.

Dr. Johnson serves as a co-investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center (KPRA EPC) where he advises on prognosis and prediction in systematic reviews, including work for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). He also advises Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research (CESR) on research methods for prognosis and prediction.


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Recent Publications

Kuntz J, Johnson E, Raebel, M, Platt R, Petrik A, Yang X, Thorp M, Spindel S, Neil N, Smith D. Predicting the risk of Clostridium difficile infection following an outpatient visit: development and external validation of a pragmatic, prognostic risk score. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Mar;21(3):256-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2014.11.001. Epub 2014 Nov 11.   PubMed abstract
Adams AL, Paxton EW, Wang JQ, Johnson ES, Bayliss EA, Ferrara A, Nakasato C, Bini SA, Namba RS. Surgical outcomes of total knee replacement according to diabetes status and glycemic control, 2001 to 2009. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013 Mar 20;95(6):481-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00109.   PubMed abstract
Johnson ES, Bartman BA, Briesacher BA, Fleming NS, Gerhard T, Kornegay CJ, Nourjah P, Sauer B, Schumock GT, Sedrakyan A, Sturmer T, West SL, Schneeweiss S. The incident user design in comparative effectiveness research. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2013 Jan;22(1):1-6. doi: 10.1002/pds.3334. Epub 2012 Oct 1.   PubMed abstract
Deyo RA, Smith DH, Johnson ES, Tillotson CJ, Donovan M, Yang X, Petrik A, Morasco BJ, Dobscha SK. Prescription opioids for back pain and use of medications for erectile dysfunction. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2013 May 15;38(11):909-15. PMC3651746 [Available on 2014/5/15]   Full text
Doubeni CA, Weinmann S, Adams K, Kamineni A, Buist SA, Ash A, Rutter CM, Doria-Rose VP, Corley DA, Greenlee R, Chubak J, Williams A, Kroll-Desrosiers AR, Johnson ES, Webster J, Richert-Boe KE, Levin TR, Fletcher RH, Weiss NS. Screening colonoscopy and risk for incident late-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis in average-risk adults: a nested case-control study. Annals of Internal Medicine 2013 Mar 5; 158(5 Pt 1):Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 5;158(5 Pt 1):312-20. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-5-201303050-00003. PMCID: PMC3752391   Full text
Jennifer S. Lin, Carin M. Olson, Eric S. Johnson, Evelyn P. Whitlock; The Ankle–Brachial Index for Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and Cardiovascular Disease Prediction Among Asymptomatic Adults: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2013 Sep;159(5):333-341.   PubMed abstract
Lin JS, Olson CM, Johnson ES, Senger CA, Soh CB, Whitlock, EP. The Ankle Brachial Index for Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and Cardiovascular Disease Prediction in Asymptomatic Adults: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Sep 3;159(5):333-41. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-5-201309030-00007.   PubMed abstract
Miglioretti DL, Johnson ES, Williams A, Greenlee R, Weinmann S, Solberg LI, Feigelson HS, Roblin D, Flynn M, Vanneman N, Smith-Bindman R. The use of computed tomography in pediatrics and the associated radiation exposure and estimated cancer risk. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Aug 1;167(8):700-7. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.311.   PubMed abstract
DeVille J, Smith DH, Johnson ES, Yang X, Petrik AF, Weiss JR, Thorp ML. Predicting chronic kidney disease outcomes: Are two estimated glomerular filtration rates better than one? Population Health Management 2012 Apr; 15(2):113-8. [Epub 2012 Feb 7]   PubMed abstract
Kobus AM, Smith DH, Morasco BJ, Johnson ES, Yang X, Petrik AF, Deyo R. Correlates of higher-dose opioid medication use for low back pain in primary care. The Journal of Pain 2012 Nov; 13(11):1131-8. PMC3641146   Full text

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