Jeanne D. Johnston

Coordinator, Physical Activity, Fitness, And Wellness Masters degree program
Kinesiology

Clinical Associate Professor
School of Public Health-Bloomington

jdjohnst@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5073
PH 042

Education
  • Indiana University, Ph.D., 2006
  • Indiana University, M.S., 1998
  • Ithaca College, B.S., 1985
Courses
  • P409 Basic Physiology of Exercise
  • P417 Physical Activity and Disease
  • K553 Physical Activity and Health
  • K554 Physical Activity and Wellness
Background
  • Massey, A.P. and Montoya, M. Attention, (Re)Action, and Perception: Measuring Presence in Collavorative Virtual Environments. National Science Foundation, $297<929. may="" 2011="" -="" 2013="" role:="" senior="" personnel="" li="">
  • Massey, A.P. and Montoya, M. Linking Collaborative Virtual Presence and Performance: Scale Development and Validation. National Science Foundation, $203,549. September 2009 - September 2010. Role: Senior Personnel.
  • Johnston J.D., Massey A.P., and Lee S. BloomingLife: The Skelton Chase ARG. Influencing Physical Activity in the College Population. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $184,743. Role: PI. May 2008 - December 2009.
  • Gassman, R., Johnston, J.D., Middlestadt, S.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., Youssefagha, A.H. Catalyst for Cross-disciplinary Research within the School of HPER: A Health Risk Behavior and Outcomes Survey. January 2009 - December 2009, $25,000. Role Co-PI.
  • Johnston J.D. and Lindeman, A.K. Impact of a Multi-Level Intervention on Health Status and Behaviors within the College Student Population. HPER FRSP, April 2008 - May 2009, $17,000. Role: PI
  • Johnston J.D., Marker-Hoffman, R.L., and Clausing, S. It Pays to Play Each Day. Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, $1,000. May 2009 - December 2009. Role: PI.
  • Johnston, J.D. and Kennedy, C.A. Indiana University Residential Programs and Services. Impact of a Living and learning Fitness and Wellness Center on College Student Health and Well-Being. September 2007 - May 2011. $68,200.
  • Johnston J.D., Kennedy, C.A., and Hornsby W. AAU/Bell-Updyke-Willett Kinesiology Research Fund, Indiana University. Effects of Lifestyle Physical Activity Intervention vs. a Structured Exercise Program on Physical Activity, Health and Quality of Life in a Worksite Population. June 2007 - September 2008. $20,370.
  • Johnston, J.D., Kennedy, C.A. and Hornsby, W. CSX Railroad Corporation. Implementation and Evaluation of the Active Living Program within a Worksite Population. January 2007 - January 2008, $20,000.
  • Stager J.M. & Johnston J.D.United States Masters Swimmers Association and Senior Games. Biological Markers of Aging in Active Competitive Masters Swimmers. $15,000, August 2006.
  • Stager, J.M. & Johnston, J.D. AAU/Bell-Updyke-Willett Kinesiology Research Fund, Indiana University. Muscle Mass and Muscle Function in a Physically Active Aging Population. $10,000. March 2005
  • Johnston J.D. & Stager J.M. United States Masters Swimmers Association. Age Associated Changes in Total Body Skeletal Muscle Mass and Strength in the Master Swimmers Population. $7,000, October 2004.
  • Johnston, J.D.Indiana University, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Grant-in-Aid. Swimming Energy Expenditure Measurement Utilizing an Actical (registered trademark) Accelerometer. $500, April 2004.
  • Stager, J.M. & Johnston, J.D. Mini Mitter Corporation. Swimming Energy Expenditure Measurement Utilizing an Actical (registered trademark) Accelerometer. $9,000 gift in kind of equipment, October 2003.
  • Stager, J.M. & Johnston J.D.USA Swimming: Science & Technology Grant. Accelerometry as a Means of Quantifying Work, Workouts, and the Training Plan. $15,000, November 2004.
  • Stager J.M. & Johnston J.D.United States Masters Swimmers Association. Swimming Energy Expenditure Measurement Utilizing an Actical (registered trademark) Accelerometer. $5,000, September 2003.
  • Zwissler C. & Johnston J.D.Hoosiers Outrun Cancer. The W.I.S.E. Program: An Exercise Program for Cancer Patients and Survivors. $15,000, February 2001.
  • Zwissler, C. & Johnston, J.D. Bloomington Community Foundation. The W.I.S.E. Program: An Exercise Program for Cancer Patients and Survivors. $5000, November 2000.
Research Grants
  • Massey, A.P. and Montoya, M. Attention, (Re)Action, and Perception: Measuring Presence in Collavorative Virtual Environments. National Science Foundation, $297<929. may="" 2011="" -="" 2013="" role:="" senior="" personnel="" li="">
  • Massey, A.P. and Montoya, M. Linking Collaborative Virtual Presence and Performance: Scale Development and Validation. National Science Foundation, $203,549. September 2009 - September 2010. Role: Senior Personnel.
  • Johnston J.D., Massey A.P., and Lee S. BloomingLife: The Skelton Chase ARG. Influencing Physical Activity in the College Population. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $184,743. Role: PI. May 2008 - December 2009.
  • Gassman, R., Johnston, J.D., Middlestadt, S.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., Youssefagha, A.H. Catalyst for Cross-disciplinary Research within the School of HPER: A Health Risk Behavior and Outcomes Survey. January 2009 - December 2009, $25,000. Role Co-PI.
  • Johnston J.D. and Lindeman, A.K. Impact of a Multi-Level Intervention on Health Status and Behaviors within the College Student Population. HPER FRSP, April 2008 - May 2009, $17,000. Role: PI
  • Johnston J.D., Marker-Hoffman, R.L., and Clausing, S. It Pays to Play Each Day. Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, $1,000. May 2009 - December 2009. Role: PI.
  • Johnston, J.D. and Kennedy, C.A. Indiana University Residential Programs and Services. Impact of a Living and learning Fitness and Wellness Center on College Student Health and Well-Being. September 2007 - May 2011. $68,200.
  • Johnston J.D., Kennedy, C.A., and Hornsby W. AAU/Bell-Updyke-Willett Kinesiology Research Fund, Indiana University. Effects of Lifestyle Physical Activity Intervention vs. a Structured Exercise Program on Physical Activity, Health and Quality of Life in a Worksite Population. June 2007 - September 2008. $20,370.
  • Johnston, J.D., Kennedy, C.A. and Hornsby, W. CSX Railroad Corporation. Implementation and Evaluation of the Active Living Program within a Worksite Population. January 2007 - January 2008, $20,000.
  • Stager J.M. & Johnston J.D.United States Masters Swimmers Association and Senior Games. Biological Markers of Aging in Active Competitive Masters Swimmers. $15,000, August 2006.
  • Stager, J.M. & Johnston, J.D. AAU/Bell-Updyke-Willett Kinesiology Research Fund, Indiana University. Muscle Mass and Muscle Function in a Physically Active Aging Population. $10,000. March 2005
  • Johnston J.D. & Stager J.M. United States Masters Swimmers Association. Age Associated Changes in Total Body Skeletal Muscle Mass and Strength in the Master Swimmers Population. $7,000, October 2004.
  • Johnston, J.D.Indiana University, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Grant-in-Aid. Swimming Energy Expenditure Measurement Utilizing an Actical (registered trademark) Accelerometer. $500, April 2004.
  • Stager, J.M. & Johnston, J.D. Mini Mitter Corporation. Swimming Energy Expenditure Measurement Utilizing an Actical (registered trademark) Accelerometer. $9,000 gift in kind of equipment, October 2003.
  • Stager, J.M. & Johnston J.D.USA Swimming: Science & Technology Grant. Accelerometry as a Means of Quantifying Work, Workouts, and the Training Plan. $15,000, November 2004.
  • Stager J.M. & Johnston J.D.United States Masters Swimmers Association. Swimming Energy Expenditure Measurement Utilizing an Actical (registered trademark) Accelerometer. $5,000, September 2003.
  • Zwissler C. & Johnston J.D.Hoosiers Outrun Cancer. The W.I.S.E. Program: An Exercise Program for Cancer Patients and Survivors. $15,000, February 2001.
  • Zwissler, C. & Johnston, J.D. Bloomington Community Foundation. The W.I.S.E. Program: An Exercise Program for Cancer Patients and Survivors. $5000, November 2000.
Research Interests
    • Evaluation of the use of games and technology to promote physical activity and wellness
    • Evaluation of the health and well being of the college aged population
    • Impact of physical activity interventions within the college and worksite population
    • Impact of physical activity on health and quality of life
    • Evaluation of the effectiveness of technology interventions designed to increase physical activity and improve health and quality of life.
    • The impact of persistent physical activity on biological aging and its interaction with health and quality of life
    • Worksite health promotion and evaluation
    • Physical activity assessment
Selected Publications

Johnston, J.D., Massey, A.P., and DeVaneaux C.A. (2012). Innovation in weight loss programs: A 3-Dimensional Virtual-World Approach. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(5):3120.

Johnston, J.D., Massey, A.P., and Marker-Hoffman, R. (2012). Influencing college students' physical activity: Results of a game-based intervention. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 6(4), 828-838.

Thosar, S., Johnson, B., Johnston, J., & Wallace, J. (2012). Sitting and endothelial function: the role of shear stress. Medical Science Monitor. In press.

Gassman, R.A., Agley, J., Johnston, J.D., Middlestat, S.E., Van Puymbroeck, M., and YoussefAgha, A. (2012). Catalyzing trans-disciplinary atudies in public health: A college health survey and data platform. Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 90-97.

Johnston, J.D. Further research required to determine the efficacy of interactive computer games. British Medical Journal (bmj.com), December 28, 2007.

Johnston, J.D., Schlader, Z.J., Stickford, J.L., Mickleborough, T.D., and Stager, J.M. (2007). Nutritional Considerations for the Endurance Athlete Glycogen Replenishment following Intense Exercise. ArgoFood Industry HI-Tech, 18(5), 11-14.

Karp J.R., Johnston, J.D., Tecklenburg S., Mickleborough T.D., Fly A., & Stager J.M. (2006). Chocolate Milk as a Post-Exercise Recovery Aid. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 16, 78-91.

Massey A.P., Brown S.A, & Johnston J.D. (2005). It's All Fun and Games…Until Students Learn. Journal of Information Systems Education, 16 (1), 9-14.

Stager J.M. & Johnston, J.D. (2004). Swimming in the Fountain of Youth. Swim Magazine, 20(1), 14-16.

Conference Proceedings

Johnston, J.D., Massey, A.P., and DeVaneaux, C. Innovation in weight loss intervention programs: An examination of a 3D virtual world approach, Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, January 2012. {Track Best Paper runner-up}.

Book Chapters

Johnston, J.D., Sheldon, L., and Massey, A.P. Influencing physical activity and healthy behaviors in college students: Lessons from an Alternate Reality Game, In Cannon-Bowers, J. and Bowers, C. (Eds). Serious Game Design and Development: Technologies for Training and Learning, IGI Global, 2012, 270-288.

Selected Presentations

Lederer, A.M., Coe, E.E., Middlestat, S.E., and Johnston, J.D. Utilization of CAM-based stress management practices among college students. American Public Health Association, San Francisco, November 2012.

Johnston, J.D., and Frey, G. Live it...Love it...Learn it...Daily Activity for a Healthy Lifestyle. Indiana Joint National Public Health Week Conference, Indianapolis, IN April 2 - 4.

Mooradian, E., Miller, M., and Johnston, J.D. Salient Beliefs Held by Obese Youth Regarding Physical Activity. Thematic Poster. American College of Sports Medicine, May 2012, San Francisco, CA.

Johnston, J.D. Preventing and Treating Obesity across the Lifespan. Indiana Dietetic Association Meeting, Indianapolis, IN April 13, 2011.

Johnston, J.D., Thosar, S., Agley, J., Gassman, R., Middlestat, S.E., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Youssefagha, A. Physical Activity and Sedentary Patterns During College Transition Years. Peer-reviewed oral presentation at the American Public Health Association annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 6 - 10, 2010.

Johnston, J.D., Massey, A.P., and Sheldon, L. Impact of a Game Based Intervention on Physical Activity Within the College Student Population. Peer-reviewed oral presentation at the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO, November 6 - 10, 2010.

Massey, A.P., Johnston, J.D., and Sheldon, L. This is Not a (Physical Activity) Game: Designing Games for Health. Fun and Games, Leuven Belgium, September 15 - 17, 2010.

Johnston, J.D., Massey, A.P., and Sheldon, L. Influencing Physical Activity Levels of College Students: Lessons from an Alterntive Reality Game. Games for Health, Boston, June 2009.