Jean Johnson, DrPH

Hawaii Center on Disability Studies UCEDD Program
College of Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1410 Lower Campus Road, 171F
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: 808-956-2653
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: April 25, 2014

Jean Johnson

Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Education Director
Early Intervention
Discipline Coordinators: Health Administration
Public Health
Specialty Resource Contacts: School and Community Inclusion
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Special Olympics
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
(Hawaii) State Improvement Grant (SIG)
Studies for Federal Court
Efficacy of OAE/ABR Protocol in Identifying Hearing Loss
Discipline(s): Audiology
Education/Special Education
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Health Administration
Public Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


University of Tennessee  BS        1963     Special Education

Northwestern University  MA       1964     Audiology

University of Hawai`i       MPH     1977     MCH

University of Hawai`i       DrPH    1992     Community Health

Positions and Honors:  Positions and Employment

1982-1987:  Administrator, Bureau of Family Health Services, Department of Public Health and Social Services, Government of Guam

1983-1990:  Partner, Audiological Associates, Guam

1985-1990:  Audiological Consultant for the Micronesian Otitis Media Training Project administered through the University of Hawai`i School of Medicine

1987-1999:  Director, Zero-to-Three Hawai`i Project, Department of Health, Part C of IDEA Program for the State of Hawai`i

1995-Present:  Associate Clinical Instructor, University of Hawai`i School of Medicine

1999-Present:  Assistant Professor, Director of Community Training and Outreach Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai`i

2001-Present:  Associate Graduate Faculty, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

2004-Present:  Director (Interim), Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai`i

2005-Present:  Associate Director, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai`i


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

1999-Present:  Hawai`i Early Intervention Coordinating Council.  Appointed by Governor.

1996-2000:  Federal Interagency Coordinating Council.  Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education to represent Part H Programs on the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council (under IDEA).  Chair of the Finance Committee; Chair of the Department of Defense Task Force; Member of the Executive Committee.

1999-Present:  Board of Directors, Easter Seals of Hawai`i. Member of the Program Committee and Strategic Planning Committee; Vice-Chair, 2003-2004; Chair, 2004-2005.

2000-Present:  Maternal Child Health Review Panel.  Chaired federal review panel to review newborn hearing screening grant applications, 2001-2005.

2001-Present:  Special Education Advisory Council.  Appointed by the Hawai`i Superintendent of Education.

2001-2003:  Chair, Faculty Senate for Center on Disability Studies.

2002-2006:  State Council on Developmental Disabilities.  Appointed by the Governor.  Chair the Health and Early Education Committee.  Member of the Executive Committee.

2003-2004:  Faculty Senate, College of Education, Diversity and Governance Committees

2004-2005:  Vice-Chair, Faculty Senate, College of Education;

2005-2006:  Chair, Faculty Senate, College of Education

Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order).

Pryor, Micki; Pryor, Jan; Manning, Jean; Manning, Scot; Rudoy, Raul; Stewart, Jean;  Dever, Gregory J.; and Stool, Sylvan (1985).  Vitamin A Deficiency/Otitis Media in Micronesia:  A Clinical Report.  Pacific Health Dialogue.

Dever, Gregory J.; Stewart, Jean L.; and David, Amanis (1985).  Prevalence of Otitis  Media in Selected Populations on Pohnpei:  A Preliminary Study.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 10, 143-152.

Stewart, Jean L.; Anae, Annabel P.; and Gipe, Patricia N. (1989).  Pacific Islander Children:  Prevalence of Hearing Loss and Middle Ear Disease.  Topics in Language Disorders, 9(3), 76-83.

Sia, Calvin C.J. and Stewart, Jean L.  (1989). The Medical Home and PL 99-457 in Hawai`i.  Hawai`i Medical Journal, 48 (12), 529-535.

Garrett, J.A.; and Stewart, J.L. (1989).  Hearing Loss and Otitis Media on Guam:  Impact of Professional Services.  Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 3 (3), 213-218.

Chezik, Kathryn H.; Pratt, Judith E.; Stewart, Jean L.; and Deal, Vicki R.  (1989). Addressing Service Delivery in Remote/Rural Areas.  ASHA, 31 (1), 213-218.

Dever, G.J.; Stool, S.; and Stewart, J.L.  (1990). Otitis Oceania:  Middle Ear Disease in the Pacific Basin.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 99, (7), Supplement 149, 25-27.

Stewart, Jean L. and Triolo, Dennis J.  (1990). Development of Speech-Language-Hearing Services in Guam and Micronesia.  ASHA, 32, 37-40.

Pratt, Judith E.; Chezik, Kathryn H.; Hilyer-Wright, Nereida; Patterson, Mary A.; Stewart, Jean L.; Wilson, W. Freda; and Deal, Vicki R.  (1991). REACH:  A Model for Service Delivery and Professional Development Within Remote/Rural Regions of the United States and U.S. Territories.  ASHA, Supplement No. 6, 33 (9), 5-14.

Johnson, Jean L.; Mauk, Gary W.; Takekawa, Kristine M.; Simon, Peter; Sia, Calvin C.J.; and Blackwell, Peter M.  (1993). Implementing a Statewide System of Services for Infants and Toddlers with Hearing Disabilities.  Seminars in Hearing, 17 (1), 105-119.

Hosford-Dunn, Holly; Baxter, Jane H.; Cherow, Evelyn; Desmond, Alan L.; Jacobson, Gary; Johnson,   

Jean L.; and Martin, Patty F.  (1994). Planning and Initiating an Autonomous Audiology Practice.    

Washington, D.C.:  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Johnson, Jean L.; Yuen, JoAnn; Nishimoto, Patricia I.; Johnson, Robert C.; and Johnson, Roma (1994).   

Family Centered Care:  Thriving in Hawai`i Under Part H.  Clinics in Commun. Disorders, 4:4, 254-265.

Johnson, Jean L.; Kuntz, Nancy L.; Sia, Calvin C.J.; White, Karl R.; and Johnson, Roma L. (1997). 

Newborn Hearing Screening in Hawai`i.  Hawai`i Medical Journal.  Honolulu, HI:  56:12, 352-355.

Johnson, Jean; Holstrum, June; Weirather, Yusnita; Guinan, Martha; and Johnson, Roma (2001). 

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening:  A Promise Moving Toward Achievement.  Disability Studies  Quarterly, Spring 2001 (no pages, on line journal). 

Johnson, Jean; Weirather, Yusnita; Sia, Calvin C.J; Okamoto, Jeff, and Shapiro, Beppie (2002).  Universal Newborn Hearing Screening:  A Goal Being Achieved in Hawai`i.  Hawai`i Medical Journal, 61:2, 26-29.

Johnson, Jean and Woll, Josie (2003).  Health Disparities:  The Gap the MUST Be Closed.  Disability Studies Quarterly, Spring 2003 (no pages, on-line journal).

Johnson, Jean; White, Karl; Widen, Judith; Vohr, Betty; Gravel, Judith; Weirather, Yusnita; Maxon, Antonia; Spivak, Lynn; James, Michele; Sullivan-Mahoney, Maureen; Kennalley, Teresa; Holstrum, June. (2005). A Multi-Center Evaluation of How Many Infants with Permanent Hearing Loss Pass a Two-Stage OAE/A-ABR Newborn Hearing Screening Protocol.  Pediatrics, 116:3, 663-672.

Research Support. Competed Research:  Principal Investigator/Project Director

Part H Grant.  State grant to implement statewide early intervention services.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Child Find Study.  Two year study of the effectiveness of Child Find activities, one of the required components under part H.

1993-1999       Project BEGIN.  Nine year controlled trial research study to determine effectiveness of early intervention services. Funded by Centers for Disease Control.

Supportive Parenting Project.  Five-year model demonstration project to develop a statewide model of services for parents with cognitive disabilities who are parenting an infant or toddler.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Positive Behavioral Supports. Funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to enhance community supports for persons with developmental disabilities.

Efficacy of OAE/ABR Protocol in Identifying Hearing Loss in Infants.  Prospective  

study involving twelve birthing facilities across the nation.  Funded by CDC.