Yvonne A. M. Johnston
(DrPH, MPH, MS, RN, FNP)
Research Associate Professor
Decker School of Nursing
Phone: (607) 777-2622
Dr. Johnston is a Trustee for the Foundation of New York State Nurses, Inc., a founding member of American Nurses Association - New York [ANA-NY], and one of three ANA representatives to the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations. She maintains active membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA), Sigma Theta Tau International--Honor Society of Nursing (Zeta Iota Chapter), and the Professional Nurses Association of South Central New York (formerly District #5, New York State Association). She has held multiple board positions within these organizations. She currently chairs the Broome County Community Health Assessment Steering Committee and serves on committees for the NYS Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP), NYS Population Health Improvement Project (PHIP), Healthy Lifestyles Coalition, and United Way Outcomes Evaluation.
Dr Johnston received her BS in Nursing (1993) and MS in Family Nursing (1997) from
Binghamton University. She currently works as a Nurse Practitioner (part time) with
the Broome County Health Department and is also employed as a Nurse Practitioner (per
diem) with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) in Cooperstown,
NY. Dr. Johnston teaches Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology, and Advanced
Diagnostics in the masters and DNP programs. She has a background in oncology nursing
and her current clinical practice focuses on adult health, employee/occupational health,
and TB control.
Dr. Johnston possesses masters and doctoral degrees in public health with a specialization in epidemiology. Dr. Johnston chairs the Broome County Community Health Assessment Steering Committee and authored the Broome County Community Health Assessment in 2009 and 2013. She also served as a consultant for the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program for the NYS Southern Tier and conducted the Community Needs Assessment for the nine county region. She possesses expertise in grant writing and statistical analysis, and has conducted local program evaluation for several Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiatives including Steps to a HealthierNY (2003-2008), Strategic Alliance for Health (2008-2011), and Sodium Reduction in Communities (2010-2013). Currently, she is conducting program evaluation for two CDC initiatives Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (2015-2020) and the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries (STEADI) Program (2015-2016) as well as the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition funded by a community foundation grant. Her expertise in grant writing, population and community health, and evaluation of comprehensive, multi-faceted approaches to chronic disease risk reduction has contributed significantly to the health and well-being of Broome County.