Faculty Highlight – Dr. Patrik Johansson joined the College of Public Health 2009. Prior to 2009, he was an assistant professor at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, deputy chief medical officer for Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington, DC, and account executive for Hill and Knowlton Japan in Tokyo. He earned his bachelor of arts in international relations from Brown University and his MD from the UNMC College of Medicine. He did his residency in primary care/internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts and earned his master of public health (MPH) from Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Johansson advises MPH COPH students enrolled in concentrations in the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health. He lectures in the Health Disparities course taught by Dr. Shireen Rajaram and in the Foundations in Public Health course taught by Dr. Shawn Gibbs. Additionally, he teaches a course on health disparities for undergraduate students enrolled in UNMC’s Summer Medical and Dental Education Program and a section of the cultural competence course for M4 students.
Dr. Johansson is the director of the COPH Rural Health Education Network (RHEN) and the director of the COPH Great Plains Public Health Training Center. His research focuses on health services and health disparities. He serves as the chair for the COPH Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee and is a member of the Community Engagement Coordinating Council Committee. At the campus level, Dr. Johansson also serves on the UNMC Legislative Team; Primary Care Center for Education, Research, and Health Care Design Steering Committee; and the Preventive Medicine Advisory Committee. At the regional level, he serves on the Nebraska Rural Health Association Board of Directors. At the national level, Dr. Johansson has a Presidential appointment to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, and is a member of the National Medical Association.
Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH, is the director of UNMC COPH Rural Health Education Network, the director of the COPH Great Plains Public Health Training Center, and an associate professor in the UNMC COPH Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health.