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Susan Johnson

Dr. Susan Johnson

Associate Professor


Dr. Mayfield-Johnson is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Professions, College of Nursing and Health Professions, at the University of Southern Mississippi.

  • PHD - University of Southern Mississippi (2006)
  • MPH - University of Southern Mississippi (1998)
  • BA - University of Southern Mississippi (1997)

The University of Southern Mississippi
Undergraduate Courses
DPH 101: Personal Wellness
DPH 101: Personal Wellness (Online)
DPH 210: Introduction to Health Promotion and Health Education (Online)*
DPH 321: Community Health (Online)*
DPH 409: Health Education Planning (Capstone)
DPH 412: Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education
DPH 430: Human Sexuality
DPH 430: Human Sexuality (Online)
DPH 492: Special Problems
*Developed but not taught

Graduate Courses
DPH 602: Health Disparities
DPH 609: Community Health Education Planning
DPH 647: Social Marketing of Health
DPH 656: Social and Behavioral Aspects for Health
DPH 656: Social and Behavioral Aspects for Health (Online)
DPH 656: Social and Behavioral Aspects for Health (Executive MPH)
DPH 680: Research Techniques
DPH 685: Contemporary Issues in Health Education
DPH 720: Community Organization for Health Education
DPH 784: Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health

  • Results from the 'Promoting the Health of the Community: National Needs Assessment', Promoting the Health of the Community – Community Health Workers: Describing their Roles, Competencies, and Practice,
  • Investing in Gulfport: Development of an academic–community partnership to address health disparities., Progress in Community Health Partnerships., 2018,
  • Increasing research capacity in underserved communities: Formative and summative evaluation of the Mississippi Community Research Fellows Training Program (Cohort 1)., Frontiers in Public Health, 2018, doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00021
  • Moving from Pictures to Social Action: An Introduction to Photovoice as a Participatory Action Tool, Participatory Visual Approaches to Adult and Continuing Education: Practical Insights, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
  • “That’s what makes me care:” Empowering women as Community Health Workers to promote personal and public health, Community health nursing: Caring for the public’s health, 3RD ed., 2016
  • Addressing breast cancer health disparities in the Mississippi Delta through an innovative partnership for education, detection, and screening, Journal of Community Health, 2016, 10.1007/s10900-015-0121-2
  • CHW Voices from the field_ Preface , Journal of Ambulatory Care, 2015
  • Attitudes on barriers and benefits of distance education in the Mississippi Delta, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014, 10.1080/10668926.2011.567155
  • Active recovery: Physical activity as a coping strategy for abuse, Delta Journal of Education, 2014
  • Home Visits Do Make a Difference: Results from an African American Diabetic Pilot Intervention Utilizing Community Health Workers in the Mississippi Delta, Delta Journal of Education, 2013
  • American Public Health Association, Community Health Worker Section
  • National Association of Community Health Workers
  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
  • National Rural Health Association
  • Mississippi Public Health Association
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Health Disparities, Community Health Workers, CBPR, Rural Health