Dr. Karen D. Johnson-Webb


  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-9124
  • Email: kdjohn@bgsu.edu
  • Address: Room 330 Hayes Hall


Ph.D., Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
M.A., Geography, Michigan State University, 1994
B.A. Geography, Michigan State University, 1989

Specialty Areas of Interest:

Health and Medical Geography
Population Geography
Intersectionality; Structural Racism

Recent and Current Research or Grants:

Research in progress: Structural Racism and Stress: Black Women in Lucas County, Ohio

Recent Presentations:

2018, Stress and Structural Racism: Black Women in Lucas County, Ohio. Buckeye Health Plan NICU Summit, Columbus, OH, February 1.

Recent Achievements in 2019:

Awarded Black Excellence for Faculty Award
Elected secretary to the executive committee of the American Association of Geographers
Invited to ELSI workshop at National Institutes of Health  

In My Own Words:

Dr. Karen Johnson-Webb is a human geographer specializing in health and medical geography.  Her research focuses on black infant mortality in Ohio, as well as how stress and structural racism are related to black infant mortality. Dr. Johnson-Webb is the author of a book entitled Recruiting Hispanic Labor: Immigrants in Non-Traditional Areas, published in 2003, and of several scholarly articles and book chapters. Dr. Johnson-Webb has utilized qualitative methods extensively in her research program.

Updated: 06/15/2020 12:41PM