Dr. Kate Johnson – MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, UBC
Scientist, Legacy for Airway Health


Kate Johnson is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Division of Respiratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She completed her PhD in health outcomes research 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 specializes in health services research, cost and comparative effectiveness evaluation with applications to asthma and COPD. She uses real-world evidence from clinical and health administrative databases to understand disease trajectory and patterns of care, followed by simulation modeling to evaluate healthcare interventions for reducing the burden of disease on patients and the healthcare system. The overarching goal of her research is to identify and promote innovative and effective health interventions that are personalized to individuals and cost-effective for the healthcare system.

Areas of interest:

Asthma; COPD; Health economics; Health outcomes research

Contact info:

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program