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Jennifer L. Johnson, M.S., M.B.A.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Senior Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2007 University of Houston, Houston, TX, MBA, Business Administration - Healthcare Administration
1997 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, MS, Radiological Medical Physics
1994 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, BS, Physics

Board Certifications

6/2001 American Board of Radiology


Academic Appointments

Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Physics, Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2002-9/2004

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Medical Physicist, Wellington Cancer Centre Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, 1/1999-5/2002
Medical Physicist, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, 8/1997-11/1998
Junior Medical Physicist, Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC, 4/1997-6/1997
Mold Lab Technician, U.K. Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY, 7/1994-4/1997

Honors and Awards

2011 Gold Level Honor for the project entitled "Improving Rates of Patient-Specific Quality Assurance in Radiation Therapy", The University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Professional Memberships

ACR/ASTRO Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation
Committee Member, 8/2011-present
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, 2014-2017
Member, 1995-present
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Member, 8/2006-present
American College of Radiology (ACR)
Member, 2012-present
Surveyor, 2012-present
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Member, 7/2006-present
Quality and Safety Council (Activities #1)
Co-Facilitator, 2010-present
Member, 2009-present
SWAAPM Southwest Chapter
Member, 2011-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Hoffman KE, Voong KR, Pugh TJ, Skinner H, Levy LB, Takiar V, Choi S, Du W, Frank SJ, Johnson J, Kanke J, Kudchadker RJ, Lee AK, Mahmood U, McGuire SE, Kuban DA. Risk of late toxicity in men receiving dose-escalated hypofractionated intensity modulated prostate radiation therapy: results from a randomized trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88(5):1074-84, 4/1/2014. PMID: 24661661.
2. Pugh TJ, Munsell MF, Choi S, Nguyen QN, Mathai B, Zhu XR, Sahoo N, Gillin M, Johnson JL, Amos RA, Dong L, Mahmood U, Kuban DA, Frank SJ, Hoffman KE, McGuire SE, Lee AK. Quality of life and toxicity from passively scattered and spot-scanning proton beam therapy for localized prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 87(5):946-53, 12/1/2013. e-Pub 10/15/2013. PMCID: PMC4086944.
3. Li X, Quan EM, Li Y, Pan X, Zhou Y, Wang X, Du W, Kudchadker RJ, Johnson JL, Kuban DA, Lee AK, Zhang X. A Fully Automated Method for CT-on-Rails-Guided Online Adaptive Planning for Prostate Cancer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 86(5):835-41, 8/1/2013. e-Pub 5/29/2013. PMID: 23726001.
4. Das P, Johnson J, Hayden SE, Riley BA, Harrelson S, Gillin M, Ibbott G, Buchholz TA. Rate of Radiation Therapy Events in a Large Academic Institution. J Am Coll Radiol 10(6):452-5, 6/2013. PMID: 23735271.
5. Pugh TJ, Nguyen BN, Kanke JE, Johnson JL, Hoffman KE. Radiation Therapy Modalities in Prostate Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 11(4):414-21, 4/1/2013. PMID: 23584344.
6. Quan EM, Li X, Li Y, Wang X, Kudchadker RJ, Johnson JL, Kuban DA, Lee AK, Zhang X. A comprehensive comparison of IMRT and VMAT plan quality for prostate cancer treatment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(4):1169-78, 7/15/2012. PMID: 22704703.
7. Zhu XR, Poenisch F, Song X, Johnson JL, Ciangaru G, Taylor MB, Lii M, Martin C, Arjomandy B, Lee AK, Choi S, Nguyen QN, Gillin MT, Sahoo N. Patient-Specific Quality Assurance for Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Spot Scanning Proton Therapy Using Single-Field Uniform Dose. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(2):552-9, 10/2011. e-Pub 2/2011. PMID: 21300457.
8. Li H, Lee AK, Johnson JL, Zhu RX, Kudchadker RJ. Characterization of dose impact on IMRT and VMAT from couch attenuation for two Varian couches. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 12(3):3471, 3/2011. PMID: PMID: 21844859.
9. Kry SF, Johnson JL, White RA, Howell RM, Kudchadker RJ, Gillin MT. Neutron-induced electronic failures around a high-energy linear accelerator. Med Phys 38(1):34-39, 1/2011. PMID: 21361172.
10. Kudchadker RJ, Lee AK, Yu ZH, Johnson JL, Zhang L, Zhang Y, Amos RA, Nakanishi H, Ochiai A, Dong L. Effectiveness of using fewer implanted fiducial markers for prostate target alignment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74(4). e-Pub 5/2009. PMID: 19427750.
11. Sejpal SV, Amos RA, Bluett JB, Levy LB, Kudchadker RJ, Johnson J, Choi S, Lee AK. Dosimetric Changes Resulting From Patient Rotational Setup Errors in Proton Therapy Prostate Plans. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. e-Pub 12/2008. PMID: 19058919.
12. Borghero YO, Salehpour M, McNeese MD, Stovall M, Smith SA, Johnson J, Perkins GH, Strom EA, Oh JL, Kirsner SM, Woodward WA, Yu TK, Buchholz TA. Multileaf field-in-field forward-planned intensity-modulated dose compensation for whole-breast irradiation is associated with reduced contralateral breast dose: a phantom model comparison. Radiother Oncol 82(3):324-8, 3/2007. e-Pub 12/2006. PMID: 17157944.
13. Tucker SL, Dong L, Cheung R, Johnson J, Mohan R, Huang EH, Liu HH, Thames HD, Kuban D. Comparison of rectal dose-wall histogram versus dose-volume histogram for modeling the incidence of late rectal bleeding after radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60(5):1589-601, 12/2004. PMID: 15590191.
14. Meigooni AS, Kleiman MT, Johnson JL, Mazloomdoost D, Ibbott GS. Dosimetric characteristics of a new high-intensity 192Ir source for remote afterloading. Med Phys 24(12):2008-13, 12/1997. PMID: 9434984.
15. Metlay MP, Johnson JL, Canterbury JD, Cottle PD, Nestor CW, Jr, Raman S, Zelevinsky VG. Are octupole vibrations harmonic? Physical Review C. Nuclear Physics 52(4):1801-1806, 10/1995. PMID: 9970692.
16. Tekyi-Mensah OJ, Cottle PD, Doring J, Green PV, Holcomb JW, Johns GD, Johnson JL, Johnson TD, Kemper KW, Kerr PL, Tabor SL, Womble PC, Wood VA. Weak coupling in 143Nd. Physical Review C. Nuclear Physics 50(4):R1759-R1762, 10/1994. PMID: 9969911.
17. Jewell JK, Tekyi-Mensah OJ, Cottle PD, Doring J, Green PV, Holcomb JW, Johns GD, Johnson JL, Johnson TD, Kemper KW, Kerr PL, Tabor SL, Womble PC, Wood VA. Possible states in 144Nd. Zeitschrift Fur Physic A348:69-70, 1994.
18. Zamfir NV, Cottle PD, Johnson JL, Casten RF. Octupole fragmentation and O(6) symmetry in even-A Pt isotopes. Physical Review C. Nuclear Physics 48(4):1745-1751, 10/1993. PMID: 9969018.
19. Cottle PD, Glasmacher T, Johnson JL, Kemper KW. Electron conversion coefficients in 127Ba and 130La. Physical Review C. Nuclear Physics 48(1):136-139, 7/1993. PMID: 9968802.

Book Chapters

1. Johnson JL, Caldwell B, Evans S. Chapter 2: Work System Design and Culture. In: Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy: Learning the New Approaches in TG 100 and Beyond. Medical Physics Publishing, Inc., Madison, WI, 2013.

Last updated: 7/31/2015