Suzanne Johnston

Honorary Research Associate

Nursing, Faculty of

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  • MN University of New Brunswick 2000
  • PhD University of Arizona 2008
  • Johnson & Johnson Fellowship Executive Education Wharton School of Business 2009

Areas of interest

  • Northern British Columbia Aboriginal Mothers: Raising Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Psychometric Study Testing of Reliability and Validity of the Knowledge about Depression Scale (KaDS)
  • Internet as a Best Practice for the Delivery of Health Promotion Programs about Depression to Adolescent Girls

Research and grants

Lear, S., with others, CIHR Grant Team Research July 2010. Using the Internet for Self-management and Monitoring Patients with Heart Failure at a Distance.

MacLeod, M., Ulrich, C., Hanlon, N., Greenwood, M., Johnston, S., Reay, T., Mitton, C., Snadden, D., Hampe, T., Brown, S. Partnering for Change: Understanding the Contribution of Social Entrepreneurship to Primary Health Care Transformation, CIHR Open Grants Competition, March 1, 2011, $802,000.

Tomblin Murphy, G., Birch, S., with others, CIHR Planning Grant October 2011. Planning for Access: Integrating accessibility, service delivery, and workforce planning for Primary Health Care.

Place, J., MacLeod, M, Johnston, S., Pitblado, R. (June 2014). Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote British Columbia: An Analysis of CIHI’s Nursing database. Prince George, BC: Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II. RRN2-01-1.


Lear, S. A.; Norena, Monica, Banner, D; Whitehurst, D.; Gill, S.; Burns, J; Kandola, D. K.; Johnston, S.; Horvat, D.; Vincent, K.; Levin, A.; Kaan, A.; Van Spall, H. G. C.; Singer, J. (2021). Assessment of an Interactive Digital Health–Based Self-management Program to Reduce Hospitalizations Among Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(12):e2140591. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.40591

Rolim, D., Bourque-Wiley, C., Kerrigan, S., MacDonald, S., Traynor, S., Paladino, F., Johnston, S., & Viljoen, J. (2019). Spontaneous, grassroots initiative brings Niagara Health’s new purpose, vision and values to life. Healthcare Quarterly, 22(2), 68-74.

Johnston, M. S., & Boyle, J. S. (2013). Northern British Columbian Aboriginal Mothers: Raising Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 24(1), 60–67.

Banner, D., MacLeod, M. L., Johnston, S., (2010). Role Transition in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care Nursing: A Scoping Literature Review. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 42(4), 40–57.

Bates, J., Lavoie, J.G., Johnston, S., Lear, S. A. (2008). The British Columbia alliance on telehealth research and policy. Health Care Quarterly, 11(4), 52–6.