Beth develops and leads projects that provide infrastructure for collaborative learning, training, and technical assistance to researchers, communities, and networks aiming to use electronic health data and health IT to improve population health and patient outcomes. Under the auspices of the National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) and in collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, she leads community engagement and user needs efforts for CIELO, a web application for sharing health analytic data and code. Beth also leads technical work in partnership with NORC to support the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in maximizing the impact of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF) investments through the creation of the OS POCRTF Resource Center for Data Infrastructure. Beth provides technical expertise for the National Interoperability Collaborative, funded by the Kresge Foundation, and All In: Data for Community Health, directed by the Illinois Public Health Institute. In addition, she advises on strategic planning for activities under the HSRProj program, funded by the National Library of Medicine, and AcademyHealth’s Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Minority Engagement.

Beth served as the project manager for two major national programs: the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and the Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. For the EDM Forum, Beth built two web platforms to support collaboration and information sharing among AHRQ awardees. She also co-founded and served as the inaugural managing editor for eGEMs, AcademyHealth’s open access, peer-reviewed journal. For the CHP Program, Beth oversaw stakeholder engagement and evaluation efforts, and informed development of an online learning platform built to support grantees across the network.

Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Beth worked as the Health Policy Research Fellow for the National Medical Association's W. Montague Cobb Health Institute. Her main responsibilities included co-planning seminars on health disparities and cultural competency, and supporting the design and dissemination of online surveys exploring prevalence of cultural competency training among health care providers, and assessing the spectrum of provider access to health IT.

Beth holds a master's degree in public health from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in sociology and music from the University of Richmond.

Authored by Beth H Johnson, M.P.H.

Program

Community Health Peer Learning Program

From June 2015 to July 2017, the Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program built community capacity to advance progress toward population health improvements through the expanded capture, sharing, and use of electronic health data from diverse sectors.
Program

The National Interoperability Collaborative

The National Interoperability Collaborative is a new initiative designed to increase collaboration among the sectors that impact health and well-being by improving information-sharing, interoperability, and use of technology.