405 Berkey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Nan E. Johnson
Dr. Nan E. Johnson has done research on rural health, the spatial disparities in usage of assistive devices for disabilities and in long-term care facilities, the relationship between disability and migration between metro and nonmetro counties, the interrelationships among social integration, disability, and self-reported health, and the racial cross-over in mortality in old age. She has analyzed these topics with longitudinal surveys from the United States and Japan. Her current research project is a book analyzing the cultural images of deaf and hard-of-hearing characters appearing in 150 commercial films.
Dr. Johnson has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Section on the Sociology of Population for the International Sociological Association and for the American Sociological Association and as Chair of the Publications Committee for the Rural Sociological Society. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2011, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the MSU Department of Sociology.
Awards and Honors
Lifetime Achievement Award by the MSU Department of Sociology, 2011
Elected Secretary-Treasurer for the Sociology of Population section of the ASA, 2006-2009