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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Johnson is board certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM), cardiovascular diseases (ABIM), nuclear cardiology (ASNC), and echocardiography (NBE). She is a cardiologist with special interests in preventive cardiology and hypertension management.


Cardiovascular Medicine


Preventive Cardiology

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI, 2005


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

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Dr. Johnson's research interests include cardiovascular disease health services research and imaging. In July 2010, she was selected as a University of Wisconsin Centennial Scholar for her research on the early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease risk factors.


PubMed Articles
Johnson HM Warner RC Bartels CM LaMantia JN . "They're younger… it's harder." Primary providers' perspectives on hypertension management in young adults: a multicenter qualitative study. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jan 3;10(1):9
[PubMed ID: 28057065]
Gooding H Johnson HM . The Unchartered Frontier: Preventive Cardiology Between the Ages of 15 and 35 Years. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2016 Sep;10
[PubMed ID: 28191271]
Ho AK Bartels CM Thorpe CT Pandhi N Smith MA Johnson HM . Achieving Weight Loss and Hypertension Control Among Obese Adults: A US Multidisciplinary Group Practice Observational Study. Am J Hypertens. 2016 Aug;29(8):984-91
[PubMed ID: 26917445]
Johnson HM Warner RC LaMantia JN Bowers BJ . "I have to live like I'm old." Young adults' perspectives on managing hypertension: a multi-center qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2016 Mar 11;17:31
[PubMed ID: 26969619]
Johnson HM LaMantia JN Warner RC Pandhi N Bartels CM Smith MA Lauver DR . MyHEART: A Non Randomized Feasibility Study of a Young Adult Hypertension Intervention. J Hypertens Manag. 2016;2(2)
[PubMed ID: 28191544]
Johnson HM Bartels CM Thorpe CT Schumacher JR Pandhi N Smith MA . Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Rates Between Systolic and Diastolic Hypertension in Young Adults: A Multidisciplinary Observational Study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2015 Nov;17(11):885-94
[PubMed ID: 26073687]
Ho AK Thorpe CT Pandhi N Palta M Smith MA Johnson HM . Association of anxiety and depression with hypertension control: a US multidisciplinary group practice observational study. J Hypertens. 2015 Nov;33(11):2215-22
[PubMed ID: 26259121]
Pu J Chewning BA Johnson HM Vanness DJ Young HN Kreling DH . Health Behavior Change after Blood Pressure Feedback. PLoS One. 2015;10(10):e0141217
[PubMed ID: 26501350]
Wallace ML Magnan EM Thorpe CT Schumacher JR Smith MA Johnson HM . Diagnosis and treatment of incident hypertension among patients with diabetes: a U.S. multi-disciplinary group practice observational study. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jun;30(6):768-76
[PubMed ID: 25650264]
Johnson HM Olson AG LaMantia JN Kind AJ Pandhi N Mendonça EA Craven M Smith MA . Documented lifestyle education among young adults with incident hypertension. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 May;30(5):556-64
[PubMed ID: 25373831]
Thorpe CT Johnson H Dopp AL Thorpe JM Ronk K Everett CM Palta M Mott DA Chewning B Schleiden L Smith MA . Medication oversupply in patients with diabetes. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2015 May-Jun;11(3):382-400
[PubMed ID: 25288448]
Magnan EM Gittelson R Bartels CM Johnson HM Pandhi N Jacobs EA Smith MA . Establishing chronic condition concordance and discordance with diabetes: a Delphi study. BMC Fam Pract. 2015 Mar 28;16:42
[PubMed ID: 25887080]
Magnan EM Palta M Johnson HM Bartels CM Schumacher JR Smith MA . The impact of a patient's concordant and discordant chronic conditions on diabetes care quality measures. J Diabetes Complications. 2015 Mar;29(2):288-94
[PubMed ID: 25456821]
Bartels CM Johnson H Voelker K Thorpe C McBride P Jacobs EA Pandhi N Smith M . Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on receiving a diagnosis of hypertension among patients with regular primary care. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Sep;66(9):1281-8
[PubMed ID: 24585741]
Johnson HM Thorpe CT Bartels CM Schumacher JR Palta M Pandhi N Sheehy AM Smith MA . Antihypertensive medication initiation among young adults with regular primary care use. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 May;29(5):723-31
[PubMed ID: 24493322]
Johnson HM Thorpe CT Bartels CM Schumacher JR Palta M Pandhi N Sheehy AM Smith MA . Undiagnosed hypertension among young adults with regular primary care use. J Hypertens. 2014 Jan;32(1):65-74
[PubMed ID: 24126711]
Tattersall MC Johnson HM Mason PJ . Contemporary and optimal medical management of peripheral arterial disease. Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;93(4):761-78, vii
[PubMed ID: 23885930]
Johnson HM Piper ME Baker TB Fiore MC Stein JH . Effects of smoking and cessation on subclinical arterial disease: a substudy of a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35332
[PubMed ID: 22496918]
Johnson HM Turke TL Grossklaus M Dall T Carimi S Koenig LM Aeschlimann SE Korcarz CE Stein JH . Effects of an office-based carotid ultrasound screening intervention. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Jul;24(7):738-47
[PubMed ID: 21477989]
Sheehy A Pandhi N Coursin DB Flood GE Kraft SA Johnson HM Smith MA . Minority status and diabetes screening in an ambulatory population. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jun;34(6):1289-94
[PubMed ID: 21562321]