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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.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter

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

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

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
King CC Bartels CM Magnan EM Fink JT Smith MA Johnson HM The importance of frequent return visits and hypertension control among US young adults: a multidisciplinary group practice observational study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) . 2017 Dec;19(12):1288-1297
[PubMed ID: 28929608]
Cueny ES Johnson HC Anding BJ Landis CR Mechanistic Studies of Hafnium-Pyridyl Amido-Catalyzed 1-Octene Polymerization and Chain Transfer Using Quench-Labeling Methods. J Am Chem Soc . 2017 Aug 30;139(34):11903-11912
[PubMed ID: 28763618]
Vreede AP Johnson HM Piper M Panyard DJ Wong JC Bartels CM Rheumatologists Modestly More Likely to Counsel Smokers in Visits Without Rheumatoid Arthritis Control: An Observational Study. J Clin Rheumatol . 2017 Aug;23(5):273-277
[PubMed ID: 28700529]
Abbs ES Viñoles J Alarcón JO Johnson HM Zunt JR High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Peruvian adolescents living in a peri-urban shantytown: a cross-sectional study. J Health Popul Nutr . 2017 May 22;36(1):19
[PubMed ID: 28532431]
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]