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Eric S. Johnson, PhD

Eric Johnson, PhD, has worked in pharmacoepidemiology for more than 20 years. His research describes prognosis in the usual care setting as well as the prediction of clinical events. He advises on clinical prediction modeling methods for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force through KP’s Evidence-based Practice Center.

Dr. Johnson has co-developed prediction models using electronic health records to improve the efficiency of pragmatic randomized controlled trials. His research also supports the clinical development of pharmaceuticals, biologics, and devices and the evaluation of their post-marketing safety. Dr. Johnson is a former member of the Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

Dr. Johnson has worked in comparative effectiveness research for the past decade, originally with the Scientific Resource Center sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute peer review center at Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Johnson joined CHR in 2003. He earned his PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington.

Selected Publications

  • Schroeder EB, Yang X, Thorp ML, Arnold BM, Tabano DC, Petrik AF, Smith DH, Platt RW, Johnson ES. Predicting 5-year risk of RRT in stage 3 or 4 CKD: development and external validation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2017;1287-94.
  • King C, McCollum ED, Mankhambo L, Colbourn T, Beard J, Burgess DC, Costello A, Izadnegahdar R, Lufesi N, Masache G, Mwansambo C, Nambiar B, Johnson E, Platt R, Mukanga D. Can we predict oral antibiotic treatment failure in children with fast-breathing pneumonia managed at the community level? A prospective cohort study in Malawi. PLoS One 2015;10:e0136839.
  • Weiss JW, Platt RW, Thorp ML, Yang X, Smith DH, Petrik A, Eckstrom E, Morris C, O’Hare AM, Johnson ES. Predicting mortality in older adults with kidney disease: a pragmatic prediction model. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015;63:508-15.
  • Lin, JS, Olson CM, Johnson ES, Whitlock, EP. 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. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Sep 3;159(5):333-41. PMID: 24026319
  • 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;22:1-6.

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