Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D.

Oregon Health & Science University UCEDD
Institute on Development & Disability
Oregon Health & Science University
707 SW Gaines St.
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-9273
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: July 28, 2014

Willi Horner-Johnson

Leadership: Staff
Specialty Resource Contacts: Health disparities, Health promotion, HRQOL, Violence Prevention
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Addressing Health Disparities at the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity & Disability
Health and Health Care Disparities among Individuals with Disabilities
Discipline(s): Public Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Health disparities
Health promotion
Education: Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Community Psychology


Dr. Horner-Johnson is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her research is based in OHSU's Institute on Development & Disability.

Dr. Horner-Johnson's primary research interests include: disability-related health disparities and barriers to health care; appropriate measurement of health-related quality of life among adults with disabilities; and evaluation of health promotion programs for people with disabilities. Additional interests include attitudes toward people with disabilities and prevention of maltreatment.

She is an active member of the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association and a co-founder of the Oregon Public Health Association's Disability Section.

Recent Publications:

Dixon-Ibarra A, Horner-Johnson W. Disability status as an antecedent to chronic disease: National Health Interview Survey 2006-2012. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2014;11:130251.

Horner-Johnson W, Dobbertin K, Andresen EM, Iezzoni LI. Breast and cervical cancer screening disparities associated with disability severity. Women's Health Issues. 2014;24(1):e147-e153.

Krahn GL, Horner-Johnson W, Hall T, Roid GH, Andresen E, Fujiura G, Nosek MA, Cardinal B, Drum CE, Suzuki R, Peterson JJ. Development and psychometric assessment of the Function-Neutral Health-Related Quality of Life measure. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014;93(1):56-74.

Rowland M, Peterson-Besse J, Dobbertin K, Walsh ES, Horner-Johnson W, the Expert Panel on Disability and Health Disparities. Health outcome disparities among subgroups of people with disabilities: A systematic scoping review. Disability and Health Journal. 2014;7:136-150.

Horner-Johnson W, Bailey D. Assessing understanding and obtaining consent from adults with intellectual disabilities for a health promotion study. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 2013;10(3):260-265.

Horner-Johnson W, Dobbertin K, Lee JC, Andresen EM, the Expert Panel on Disability and Health Disparities. Disparities in chronic conditions and health status by type of disability. Disability and Health Journal. 2013;6(4):280-286.