Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences & UBC Division of Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program

Kate Johnson

PhD | Co-Principal Investigator


Biography Notable Works

Kate Johnson is assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine. She completed her PhD in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in health economics at the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute at the University of Washington. Dr. Johnson is a health outcomes researcher specializing in simulation modeling and comparative effectiveness evaluation with applications to respiratory disease. The overarching themes of her research are real-world evidence generation to understand patterns of care for respiratory diseases, and disease modeling to evaluate healthcare interventions for reducing the burden of disease on patients and the healthcare system. This work incorporates methods from epidemiology, health economics, and data science, applied to practical questions for improving the delivery of healthcare and effectiveness of interventions in respiratory medicine. Her current work is focused on the development of a whole disease model of asthma that will be used to evaluate a wide range of strategies for prevention and early intervention.


  • PhD (Health Outcomes Research) The University of British Columbia
  • MSc University of British Columbia
  • BSc University of Alberta


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